Malta vs England
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group F)
Date: Friday, 1st September 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ta’Qali National Stadium.
England will have a nice chance to bounce back after a 2-2 thriller with neighbouring Scotland in the previous round back in June.
The Three Lions are in for a walkthrough at Ta’Qali National Stadium where they are set to play the rock-bottomed Malta in the seventh round of European WC Qualification campaign.
The hosts are yet to clinch their first points in the group F and it would be insane to expect them against the group favourites.
Pietro Ghedin’s men notched no more than two goals so far in the campaign and we just can’t see them on target against England who have conceded their first goals in the fifth round’s mentioned draw with Scotland.
Gareth Southgate will be keen to see his team keeping a clean sheet here knowing that England conceded three goals to France in a friendly played in mid-June at Stade de France.
The match with Malta will serve the team to boost up the confidence ahead of an important home fixture against the second-placed Slovakia next week.
Malta vs England: Head to head
The There Lions won each of their four previous meetings against Malta with the goal difference of 10-1.
Interestingly, England scored no more than two goals in the first match with the underdogs of this qualifying term back in October last year at Wembley.
Malta vs England: Predictions
The gulf in quality between the two teams is huge and anything but a convincing display from Southgate’s men would represent a massive surprise.
England to win to nil should be a banker at 3/10 odds, but we’ll make the picks consider that the Three Lions are poised to win this by comfortable three or more goals margin to maximize the return of investment.
Malta vs England: Bet Tips
Over 1.5 goals in the first half – is paid at 1.91 @ Bet365.