An exciting match should be on the cards on Friday when Malta travel to face Estonia at A Le Coq Arena. Decision time is coming up in the group stage of the UEFA Nations League this season as we enter round five.
Estonia won the last two meetings against Malta, as they followed up a 3-0 win by beating their upcoming opponent by a 2-1 score.
Estonia head to their upcoming match ranked 110th in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, there is a pretty big gap to upcoming opponents Malta. They enter the game ranked number 169 in the world.
Estonia scored seven goals, conceded 14 and fought their way to four clean sheets in their previous ten matches.
Malta scored ten goals, conceded 22 and kept their opponents from scoring four times in ten matches.
Estonia vs Malta Prediction
Estonia look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 2-0 and 1-2 against San Marino and Malta respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Albania, who claimed a point in a 0-0 draw. Estonia only pulled off two wins from a possible six in recent matches on home soil. Of the remaining four matches, they drew one and lost three, as they scored six and conceded seven goals.
Results have been up and down for Malta, who beat San Marino by 0-2. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 1-2 against Estonia, before claiming three points in a 1-0 win against San Marino. Malta claimed just one win from the last six away games. These also drew two and lost three games, as they were outscored by ten goals to six.
Estonia came through the first set of UEFA Nations League matches with six points so show off. While not there yet, they still have a good shot at reaching the next stage, but they need a good result on Friday.
Malta grabbed six points from their first four matches in their UEFA Nations League group. As they enter the penultimate round they are still one of the hottest candidates to see the next round.
Estonia have built up a nice momentum, and we doubt Malta are capable of getting in the way of the home side at A Le Coq Arena, as we aim for the home win.
Estonia vs Malta Stats
- Estonia have not won 7 of the last 9 matches
- Estonia have not scored in 5 of the last 7 matches
- Estonia have not lost 3 of the last 4 matches
- Estonia have not lost 3 of the last 4 home matches
- Malta have not won 19 of the last 21 away matches
- Malta have scored in 7 of the last 9 matches
- Malta have conceded in 5 of the last 6 away matches
Estonia vs Malta Team News
Estonia vs Malta H2H
Estonia hope to extend their grip on Malta, whom they outclassed in their last two meetings, winning 3-0 and 2-1, respectively. Estonia go into their upcoming match against Malta with a 75% winning record in recent meetings. This gives them a 3-1-0 record in the latest encounters with their next opponent. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.
Estonia vs Malta Results
Estonia vs Malta Betting Tips
Despite scoring just once in six UEFA Nations League games, Estonia still expects Konstantin Vassiljev to add to his collection of goals sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, Malta put their faith in Zach Muscat to handle the home side defence and double up on his recent strike rate of one goal in six UEFA Nations League games.
Estonia claimed just one win to nil in their last 10 matches at A Le Coq Arena.
In the past four encounters between Estonia and Malta over 2.5 goals came out three times, with Estonia scoring an average of two goals per game. Malta averaged 0.75 goals, while both teams scored three times. Estonia saw over 2.5 goals in three of their last ten matches across the tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of the last ten matches Malta played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of one goals in these matches.