Malta vs England Preview and Prediction: England to Win 3-0 at 4/1
Malta and England will play their seventh World Cup Qualifier match at the Ta’ Qali National Stadium on Friday, 1st September.
The last meeting between these teams was the reverse of this fixture in October last year and England won 2 – 0. Before that they played in June 2000 and England won 1 – 2.
Malta is currently sixth in their qualifying group with 0 points, 5 points below Lithuania. The team recently lost to Slovenia but before that they defeated the Ukraine. They are currently one-hundredth-and-ninetieth in the FIFA World Rankings.
England are top of the qualifying group with 14 points, 2 points above Slovakia. They are coming to this match having lost to France earlier in the summer and before that drawing with Scotland. Their last victory was over Lithuania in March. They are currently thirteenth in the FIFA World Rankings.
England will be disappointed with their performances earlier in the summer and will be looking for a confidence boost while Malta will be giving it their all in order to try and claim some points.
Match Prediction: A 3 – 0 win for England is the most likely outcome with Paddy Power and Boyle Sports both offering odds of 4/1.
Paddy Power Odds: 55/1 Malta to Win, 12/1 for a Draw and 1/40 England to Win
Boyle Sports: 40/1 Malta to Win, 12/1 for a Draw and 1/20 England to Win