Malta – Russia : Preview & Prediction
Russia will be with Croatia the two contenders for the first place while Malta will fight with Cyprus to avoid the last place of this group H. The 176th nation in the world does not seem able to stand up to the 39th best nation in the world. Malta, even if it remains on 7 games without defeat, has played modest nations such as Latvia (1-1 and 1-0), Gibraltar (2-0), Liechtenstein (3-0), Andorra (3- 1 and 0-0) and the Faroe Islands (1-1) on November 17. However, the situation was totally different when it came to facing Spain (0-2 and 0-7), Sweden (0-3 and 0-4), Romania (0-4) in 2019 and 0-1) and Norway (0-2 and 1-2). Russia will face Malta for the first time in its history and should revive after 6 games without a win against Sweden (1-2), against Turkey (1-1), ahead of Hungary (0-0), in Moldova (0-0), Turkey (3-2) and Serbia (5-0) on November 18. On the other hand, away, in official competitions, the Russian selection has obtained 5 successes during its last 7 trips to Kazakhstan (4-0), Scotland (2-1), Cyprus (5-0), San Marino (5-0) and Hungary (3-2) in the Euro Qualifiers in 2019. Another good performance awaits Cheryshev’s partners.
Russia is the 39th nation in the world.
Malta is ranked 176th nation in the FIFA rankings.
Malta has only achieved 1 victory in its last 7 official home matches.
Russia has obtained 5 successes in its last 7 trips to official competitions.
Malta failed at home against much more upscale formations such as Spain (0-2), Romania (0-4), Sweden (0-4) and Norway (1-2) in 2019.
Russia should explode Malta at the Ta’Qali National Stadium on this first day of the Qualifiers at the next World Cup.
Malta – Russia : Betting Tips
Russia – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / NO – Odds: 1.50
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70