Russia vs Malta Prediction & Match Preview

Russia vs Malta World Cup Qualifiers Prediction by LeagueLane

Russia vs Malta
World Cup Qualifiers (Europe)
Date: Tuesday, 7th September 2021
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Otkrytiye Arena.

Top of the table Russia looks to put away the bottom of the table Malta side at Moscow.

Russia will look to repeat last week’s easy 2-0 win over Cyprus in front of a home crowd. The win was very needed for the side after being held to a goalless draw by a resilient Croatian side. They will be hoping to put get two wins on the trot and improve upon the goal difference.

Malta hasn’t won against a top-50 squad yet although they came close in march when they had a 2-0 lead at halftime against Slovakia but squandered it in the second half conceding 2 goals.

With 4 points from 5 games, Malta is tied with Cyprus at the bottom of the table.

The Russian crowd will be hoping for a win after a draw and loss, and those expectations are going to be lived up to.

Russia vs Malta Head To Head

  • This will be the third-ever meeting between the two sides
  • Russia dominated both the previous affairs
  • The most recent match ended with a scoreline of 3-1

Russia vs Malta Prediction

Russia has scored over 2.5 goals in the second half against teams outside the top-80. So late goals are predicted aplenty

Malta has conceded over 2.5 goals on an average in their last 5 matches

We predict Russia to pile on the goals, especially in the second half. Malta will be looking to get on the scoreboard as well and we predict 1 goal in the books for them

The predicted scoreline is 4-1 in Russia’s favour.

Russia vs Malta Betting tips

  • Over 2.5 goals in second half @ 3.00
  • Over 4.5 goals total @ 3.40
  • BTTS @ 2.37
  • Asian Handicap -3.5 goals @ 3.30.