- Competition: UEFA Nations League
- Date: Sunday, 12th, June 2022
- Kick off at 19:45 UK/20.45 CET
- Venue: Ta'Qali National Stadium (Ta' Qali)
Malta opened a great campaign in the UEFA Nations League, achieving a vital 2-0 victory over San Marino, but despite great efforts and sacrifice, Devis Mangia's team failed to keep a 100% record. In general, Malta was a better team than Estonia, but they needed luck in some moments - they missed a penalty, and then their great efforts were dropped in the water, when they lost in the 94th minute. Meanwhile, San Marino is a clear outsider against Malta and Estonia in the group, so it is no wonder that Fabrizio Costantini's team started this tournament with two consecutive defeats (0-2 both). To make matters worse, La Serenissima are in a big results crisis, losing each of their previous 18 games in all competitions and scoring just three goals during that period.
Malta vs San Marino Betting Tips
On Sunday, Malta and San Marino will meet for the third time in their history, which means that the Knights of Malta are expecting their third consecutive triumph and that is the most likely outcome for the match. On Thursday, San Marino played a friendly match against Iceland, and it can be said that Fabrizio Costantini's team showed quite a solid game, but in the end they suffered the 18th defeat in a row, losing 0-1. In fact, La Serenissima are still looking for their first triumph in the UEFA Nations League, and they managed to collect only two points during the previous two editions, losing 10 times so far. Despite Malta being among the weaker European countries, they are still big favorites against a team like San Marino, and the Knights of Malta should repeat the result from the first clash.
CS Prediction: 2-0
2 : 3
Last matches of Malta
0 : 1
2 : 0
1 : 0
0 : 6
1 : 7
Last matches of San Marino
0 : 1
0 : 2
Cape Verde Islands
1 : 2
0 : 10
4 : 0
Centre-back Jean Borg was forced to leave the field in the 85th minute against Estonia due to injury, and if he is absent, he will be replaced by Zach Muscat.
Apart from him, coach Davis Mangia will not have any other problems with injuries and suspensions, so he should count all the players who played against Estonia.
Coach Fabrizio Costantini has no problems with injuries, but he will play without Alessandro Golinucci, who will have to serve a one-match suspension.
After a solid performance in a friendly clash with Iceland, coach Fabrizio Costantini is likely to adopt a more defensive 4-5-1 formation against Malta.
This is the predicted lineup, starting 11 and formations may change.
- Malta has registered three triumphs from the previous five games.
- Malta has kept a clean sheet in each of the previous three victories.
- San Marino is in a series of 18 consecutive defeats in all competitions.
- San Marino has not found a net in the previous four games.
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