Malta vs Latvia Prediction & Match Preview

Malta vs Latvia
UEFA Nations League
Date: Sunday, 6 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ta’Qali National Stadium.

The Falcons are one of the worst teams in the world, let alone Group D1. They are ranked 184th by FIFA, with a total of just 210 registered countries.

They are already placed bottom-most in the table, and have lost their opener as well. Moreover, they have been on a terrible run for the past several years, and to be frank are in this competition just to gain experience.

They also do have a 100% losing record against the 11 Wolves, and are yet to score a goal against them.

By all means, expect Latvia to have the upper hand this Sunday.

Malta vs Latvia: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met on the pitch, Dainis Kazakevics’s men recorded a 2-0 win.
  • They have a perfect winning record against this rival.
  • They have scored two or more goals in all fixtures so far.
  • Not once have they conceded a goal till now.

Malta vs Latvia: Prediction

The Falcons lost 3-2 on the road the last match-day, against Faroe Islands. The hosts had opened the scoring, but they later conceded two goals for the scoreboard to show 1-2 with 17 minutes left on the clock.

However, the home team scored two goals in quick succession in the dying minutes of the game to secure the three points.

Meanwhile, the 11 Wolves recorded a goalless draw at home against Andorra in the opening match-day.

As things stand, Kazakevics’s men have the upper hand. The reason being – their opponents are one of the weakest teams in the world.

To quote a stat, the Falcons are on a ten-game losing run, and conceded a total of 29 goals in the process. Going on, they were also winless in 47 of their previous 50 fixtures, and had failed to score in eight of their former ten match-ups.

Furthermore, at home, they have a single win from the past 23 appearances, and have won just once in the past five years as well.

On the other hand, the 11 Wolves are unbeaten in their last two games, and most importantly, they have a 100% winning record against this team in h2h clashes.

In fact, they have achieved this feat, despite not playing a single friendly so far. All these wins had come in official fixtures.

Going on, they also have scored two or more goals in these games, and have kept clean sheets in every single one of them.

Taking into account these observations, expect a winning performance from Latvia this Sunday.

Malta vs Latvia: Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Latvia @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Latvia to Win Either Half @ 1.50 (1/2).