Malta vs Norway Prediction & Match Preview

Malta vs Norway
EURO Qualification
Date: Monday, 18 November 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ta’Qali National Stadium (Ta’ Qali).

Norway are sporting a three-match unbeaten run on the road at the moment. As such, another embarrassing defeat, in front of the home crowd, is definitely looming large for the hapless Malta come Monday.

Malta vs Norway Head to head (h2h)

  • Malta were at the losing end of a 2-0 scorecard when the two sides last met.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their past five games.
  • Malta have not registered a win against this foe in any of their previous seven clashes.
  • Only two of their last five matchups have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the final scorecards.
  • None of their previous seven fixtures have finished in a tie.

Malta vs Norway Prediction

Malta can slump no further down the table as they have hit rock bottom. The hosts are on a disappointing seven-match losing streak, the most recent of which was against fellow struggling side Faroe Islands by a 1-0 scorecard on the road.

It is also worth mentioning that the home side have hardly been offering any resistance in their clashes so far. The fact that they have scored just two goals in their entire campaign certainly stands as a testament to the aforementioned.

But, that is not all. Ray Farrugia’s men have not been coping well on home soil either. The squad are without a taste of success in their last three games here and have failed to bag even a consolation goal in each of those fixtures as well.

On the other hand, Norway have extended their unbeaten run to six games now. Their most recent matchup on the road saw them share the spoils with Romania in a 1-1 draw, while at home they managed the same result against Spain.

Although the visitors are without a win in their last two outings in a running, h2h history clearly indicates that the guests have been a very dominant side. Taking into account that Norway have been securing the bragging rights in their previous two trips to Maltese soil by no less than a three-goal margin in each, count on the visitors to make light work of this even, with a handicap on their necks.

Furthermore, the visitors have hardly shown any conviction in their own defensive third and have conceded eight goals from their last two games here alone. With Norway scoring five times already in their outings so far, expect the guests to be keen on racking up the goals tally as well in this one.

Malta vs Norway Betting tips

  • Norway -2.5 asian handicap @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).