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Malta vs Lithuania
Europe – World Cup Qualification, Group F
Date: 5th October 2017, Thursday
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ta’Qali National Stadium.
Malta vs Lituania: Preview and Predictions
Malta will be looking to grab their first points of the campaign on Thursday evening when they host Lithuania in a clash without any significance to the Group F standings.
Pietro Ghedin’s side managed a shocking 0-1 victory over Ukraine in a friendly match play in the summer of 2017, but they failed to back it up in following qualifying fixtures.
Malta scored no more than two goals in eight matches and they lost all but a single game (against Slovenia on the home court) by at least two goals difference.
The visitors were off to a strong start winning five points from opening three fixtures, but they lost each of five that followed to stay nine points off the fourth-places Scotland in the standings.
This can certainly be regarded as a failure for the team led by Edgaras Jankauskas. Lithuania have been very easy to break down lately as they allowed as many as seven goals in back-to-back losses to Scotland and Slovenia.
Malta vs Lithuania: Head to head
Lithuania are yet to beat Malta on the road as they have failed to do so in two previous friendly encounters at Ta’Qali Stadum ( a win and a draw for the hosts).
The first clash in this qualifying term saw a 2-0 victory for Lithuania in Vilnius thanks to late second-half goals from Fedor Cernych and Arvydas Novikovas.
Malta vs Lithuania: Prediction
We certainly don’t expect to enjoy the beauty of the game on Thursday evening at Ta’Qali Stadium.
A single goal will likely make the difference, and it could likely end up to be in Lithuania’s net given their poor form and the lack of motivation here.
Malta vs Lithuania: Bets
The top betting pick has to be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1/2 @ 888 Sport.
The alternative bet is Malta to win to nil at 11/2 @ 888 Sport.