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Malta vs Spain Prediction

March 26, 2019

 

 

Looking at Malta vs Spain Prediction, Malta will host Spain in their second match in the EURO 2020 Group F qualifier on Tuesday. 

 

Spain has never failed to beat Malta. Seven wins by scoring a total of 36 goals and conceding only three in seven meetings is evidence of Spain's superiority over Malta. Spain even forced Malta to defeat its biggest when they finished 12-1 in EURO qualifying in 1983 ago.

 

In their last meeting, namely in the World Cup qualifiers in 1997 , Spain defeated Malta 4-0 through goals from Juan Antonio Pizzi, Alfonzo Perez (2) and Josep Guardiola. 

 

In his first match in Group F, Malta narrowly won 2-1 to host the Faroe Islands through goals from Kyrian Nwoko and Steve Borg's penalty. Meanwhile, Spain started with a 2-1 victory to host Norway through Rodrigo's goal and penalty captain Sergio Ramos.

 

Malta and Spain both won 2-1 in their first match. But Michael Mifsud and his friends won over 'weak' fellow teams, while Spain defeated one of the dark horses.

 

Malta must be willing to carry the status of an underdog despite playing at home. What's more, Malta must play without Andrei Agius, their most experienced defender, due to the red card in the previous match.

 

Spain did have to beat Norway with difficulty in the first game. But this match against Malta should be much easier for them. Even though coach Luis Enrique is also likely to give the opportunity to several coating players or debutants to show off their abilities, La Furia Roja on paper is still too strong for Malta.

 

Possible starting XI Malta (5-4-1): Bonello; Mbong, Borg, Zach Muscat, Caruana, Zerafa; Corbalan, Fenech, Guillaumier, Nwoko; Mifsud.

Possible starting XI Spain (4-3-3): De Gea; Gaya, Inigo Martinez, Ramos, Roberto; Saul Niguez, Rodri, Ceballos; Muniain, Jaime Mata, Rodrigo.

 

 
Head-to-Head and Performance
Head-to-Head

Match: 7
Malta wins: 0
Goals Malta: 3
Draw: 0
Spain wins: 7
Spanish goal: 36


12-02-1997 Spain 4-0 Malta (World Cup Qualification)
18-12-1996 Malta 0-3 Spain (World Cup Qualification)
23-03-1989 Spain 4-0 Malta (World Cup Qualification)
22-01-1989 Malta 0-2 Spain (World Cup Qualification)
21-12-1983 Spain 12-1 Malta (EURO Qualification)


Malta's last 5 matches 

11-10-2018 Kosovo 3-1 Malta (UNL)
10-10-2018 Azerbaijan 1-1 Malta (UNL)
11-17-2018 Malta 0-5 Kosovo (UNL)
11-20-2018 Malta 1-1 Faroe (UNL)
23-03-2019 Malta 2-1 Faroe (EURO Qualification)


Spain's last 5 matches 

11-10-2018 Wales 1-4 Spain (Friendly)
10-10-2018 Spain 2-3 United Kingdom (UNL)
11-15-2018 Croatia 3-2 Spain (UNL)
11-18-2018 Spain 1-0 Bosnia (Friendly)
23-03-2019 Spain 2-1 Norway (EURO Qualification).

 

Malta without a win in 16 matches before beating the Faroe Islands last weekend.

Malta haven't had a clean sheet in their last 17 matches.

Malta conceded an average of 2.23 goals per game in its last 17 matches.

Spain have always conceded a clean sheet in their last four matches against Malta.

Spain always scored three goals or more in its last three matches against Malta.

Malta vs Spain Predictions: Malta 0-3 Spain.

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