Malta vs Spain Match Info
Match date: 26thMarch 2019
Kick-Off: 7.45pm GMT
Stadium: Ta’Qali National Stadium, Ta’Qali.
Malta vs Spain Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
12 Feb 1997 Spain 4 – 0 Malta
18 Dec 1996 Malta 0 – 3 Spain
22 Mar 1989 Spain 4 – 0 Malta
Matches played: 6
Malta wins: 0
Spain wins: 6
Malta vs Spain Stats
- Spain come into the match looking to build on their narrow win over Norway (2-1) in Valencia
- Malta beat Faroe Islands (2-1), only conceding very late in the contest on Saturday
- The sides last met 22 years ago as La Furia Roja kept proving dominance over the rivals
Malta vs Spain Match Preview
Spain travel to Malta for their EURO 2020 Qualifiers clash on the back of a 2-1 win over Norway, where only a penalty-kick winner from Sergio Ramos secured the points as Rune Jarstein impressed between the posts and they find themselves unlucky not to have scored more goals.
La Furia Roja have thus connected their second win in a row after also beating Bosnia-Herzegovina (1-0) in a narrow friendly contest in November, now hoping to build on the streak and top the Group F. They obviously boast more depth in quality and Luis Enrique will want it to show in need of a confidence booster in Ta’Qali.
Malta have beaten Faroe Islands (2-1) on Saturday and now top the group table but many feel this will be the last time they’ve seen it, as they only ended a 16-match winless streak across competitions with goals from Kyrian Nwoko and Steve Borg. However, building on it will prove much more of a challenge.
Knights of Malta struggled to cope with big guns and even saw Kosovo snatch a 0-5 win at this ground in November, which will be more worrying ahead of the Tuesday’s clash. They’ve also seen Scotland (1-5), Slovakia (1-3), England (0-4), and Estonia (0-3) snatch convincing wins over the past three years and Spain will surely want to capitalize too.
We do feel the visitors will have what it takes to do just that and we’ll now back them to secure the important points in another exciting contest in Malta, going for an Away win & Over 3.5 Goals FT at 8/15 with Paddy Power – which looks like buying money for old rope.
With that in mind, we don’t see Malta getting on the scoresheet and we’ll thus also go for a convincing Winning Margin and Spain to win by 4 or more goals at 8/11 with bet365. This shapes to be a very one-sided contest and we find this great value as the visitors prove an overpowering force.
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