Malta vs Greece Prediction 17.11.2022

Malta

Malta

2 : 2

Greece

Greece

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  • Competition: International Friendly
  • Date: 17th November 2022
  • Kickoff: 17:00 UTC
  • Venue: Ta'Qali National Stadium

Malta will have to be at their best this week as they face the Nations League surprise package, Greece, in a friendly on Thursday. The two sides are not unfamiliar with each other as they have met often in the recent past, whether in competitive games or friendlies like these. Nevertheless, talking about current form, Malta has an above-average run coming into this tie with three wins from their last five games played. Two of those wins have come against smaller nations like San Marino, so the record cannot be overestimated. On the other hand, Greece took their Nations League group by storm as they thrashed every team at least once with five wins from their six scheduled games in the tournament. The visitors come into this one with high hopes, and the hosts should be really on their toes to give them a tough fight.

Malta vs Greece Betting Tips : BTTS-No

Malta have lost every time they have played Greece in the last 16 years now, that is some record. Though the last clash, which ended in favour of the Greek visitors, dates back to 2011, nothing much has changed comparatively when we talk about the qualitative gap between the two teams. Greece are still the favourites in this one. Talking about a pattern arising, Greece has not seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 games in all competitions. A lot of credit goes to their high-profile defence which has kept a clean sheet on five of the last seven occasions whenever they took to the pitch. We have two betting alternatives for this game - a Greece win and BTTS-No - considering the above facts. We would be going for the latter though as it offers more odds (1.73) than an away victory.

Malta vs Greece Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Malta

    2 : 2

    Greece

    Friendly International

  2. Greece

    3 : 1

    Malta

    Euro Qualification

  3. Malta

    0 : 1

    Greece

    Euro Qualification

  4. Greece

    5 : 0

    Malta

    Euro Qualification

  5. Malta

    0 : 1

    Greece

    Euro Qualification

Malta

Malta Team News

Malta's national team really got some brave results in the Nations League earlier this summer as they are ranked 168th in the FIFA rankings, way below most of the European nations fighting in the bi-annual tournament. Nevertheless, when we talk about some players to keep an eye on, midfielder Matthew Guillaumier's name pops up instantly. Guillaumier has two goals and assists in the Nations League 2022-24, more than any other player on his team. His colleague, Jan Busuttil has been on a different route to glory too. The striker, who plays for Malta on the left wing, has created an average of 4 key passes every game to create chances for his team.

Players to watch: Matthew Guillaumier, Jan Busuttil

Last matches of Malta

  1. Malta

    0 : 1

    Republic of Ireland

    Friendly International

  2. Malta

    2 : 2

    Greece

    Friendly International

  3. Malta

    2 : 1

    Israel

    Friendly International

  4. Estonia

    2 : 1

    Malta

    UEFA Nations League

  5. Malta

    1 : 0

    San Marino

    UEFA Nations League

Malta lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Henry Bonello

Defenders

  • 4

    Steve Borg

  • 13

    Enrico Pepe

  • 2

    Jean Borg

Midfielders

  • 7

    Joseph Mbong

  • 6

    Matthew Guillaumier

  • 17

    Teddy Teuma

  • 3

    Ryan Camenzuli

  • 21

    Shaun Dimech

Forwards

  • 8

    Paul Mbong

  • 18

    Jurgen Degabriele

Greece

Greece Team News

Probably the nation which has been producing the most hidden gems in recent years, Greece's growth as a footballing nation has been immense. From Odysseas Vlachodimos to Benfica or Konstantinos Tsimikas to Liverpool, Greece has been producing some natural talents from their domestic leagues. There are two players who have taken their chances in the Nations League by the horns though. Anastasios Bakasetas and Petros Mantalos have 10 goals and assists combined between them this year in 2022 (all coming in the Nations League), with Bakasetas even being among the top four players with the most chances created per 90 (1.0). From a defensive point of view, Greece is very strong on its left flank, as Liverpool left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas is the best defender in the side with an average rate of 1.8 interceptions made, per game.

Players to watch: Anastasios Bakasetas, Petros Mantalos, Konstantinos Tsimikas

Last matches of Greece

  1. Hungary

    2 : 1

    Greece

    Friendly International

  2. Malta

    2 : 2

    Greece

    Friendly International

  3. Greece

    3 : 1

    Northern Ireland

    UEFA Nations League

  4. Cyprus

    1 : 0

    Greece

    UEFA Nations League

  5. Greece

    2 : 0

    Kosovo

    UEFA Nations League

Greece lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 12

    Alexandros Paschalakis

Defenders

  • 14

    Lazaros Rota

  • 17

    Pantelis Hatzidiakos

  • 3

    Georgios Tzavellas

  • 21

    Dimitrios Giannoulis

Midfielders

  • 11

    Anastasios Bakasetas

  • 23

    Manolis Siopis

  • 20

    Petros Mantalos

  • 22

    Anastasios Chatzigiovanis

  • 10

    Dimitrios Pelkas

Forwards

  • 24

    Fotis Ioannidis

3 Reasons why this game will end in BTTS-No

  1. Malta have failed to score in three of their last five meetings with Greece
  2. Greece have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven games played
  3. Each of Greece's last five away games have seen a BTTS-No situation

Main prediction Malta - Greece

Both Teams to Score - NO

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winrate

52% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Malta vs Greece - FAQ

? How many cards are likely to be shown to Malta?
Over 4.5 (5/8)
? How many cards are likely to be shown to Greece?
Under 4.5 (5/6)
? How many corners are likely to be won by Greece?
Under 10.5 (9/10)