Malta vs England Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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Malta vs England Euro qualifiers Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
Malta vs England - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match Malta v England, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Euro Qualification match between Malta v England.

Malta vs England Match Details:

League: Euro Qualification Group C – Round 3

Venue: Ta’Qali National Stadium, Ta’Qali, Malta

Time: 17th June, 12.15 am

Malta vs England Preview

The underdogs of Group C Malta welcome England at Ta’Qali as both these sides face off in round 3 of the Euro Qualification stage at the National Stadium. Michele Marcolini’s side currently sit rock bottom of the table after defeats in both of their first two matches. Yankam Yannick’s goal proved to be just a consolation against North Macedonia in a 2-1 loss, while goals by Retegui and Pessina made sure Italy ran comfortable winners at Ta’Qali back in March. Malta ended a three game losing streak a few days back against Luxembourg in a 1-0 friendly win, however, they failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their six matches before that.  Their last victory came coupled with their last clean sheet as well against whipping boys San Marino back last year after Zach Muscat’s solitary goal secured a 1-0 win for the hosts. Malta have suffered 11 successive defeats in Euro qualification since their last win against Faroe Islands back in 2019. The Falcons quite evidently look like the underdogs in Wednesday’s matchup, however, anything positive against England would build a level of optimism in the Malta camp in getting their first ever Euros-finals ahead of Monday’s match against Ukraine.

Contrasting stats to the hosts, England sit top of the table with 6 points, winning both of their opening fixtures. Harry Kane broke the record books and became the highest ever goal scorer for England as the Three Lions secured a 2-1 victory over the Italians – while, Saka’s brilliant display three days later helped them beat Ukraine 2-0. Gareth Southgate’s side had a time to forget in the UEFA Nations League qualifiers, finishing bottom in the table having not registered a single win in their six games. Moreover, anti-climax scenes with Kane’s missed penalty at Qatar saw the Three Lions at the quarter-final stage to runners-up France. However, in seek of redemption for these underwhelming campaigns, England have started their Euro qualification stage brightly. They have won 19 of their previous 20 European qualifiers, with the only loss coming at the hands of Czech Republic in 2019. Although, with 5 wins in their last 5 meetings with Malta, with an aggregate score of 14-1, it won’t be a surprise to see the Three Lions win convincingly on Wednesday night, especially with the obliging defense of the hosts.

Malta vs England Prediction:

Malta 0-4 England


Malta and England Key Stats:

Goals:

Malta: Y Yankam (1)

England: H Kane (2), B Saka, D Rice (1)

Assists: 

Malta: NA

England: B Saka, J Henderson (1)

Tackles:

Malta: C Attard (7), F Apap (6), J Mbong (5)

England: B Saka (5), J Bellingham (4), K Walker, L Shaw (3)

Interceptions:

Malta: F Apap, J Mbong (4), T Teuma (3), M Guillaumier (2)

England: D Rice, J Bellingham (3), H Maguire, K Phillips (2)

Chances Created:

Malta: J Mbong (4), F Apap, J Jones, M Guillaumier (1)

England: J Maddison (5), B Saka (4), B Chilwell (3), J Henderson (2)


Malta vs England Lineups:

Malta: Bonello; Muscat, Apap, Borg; Mbong, Grech, Guillaumier, Yankam, Camenzuli; Jones, Nwoko

England: Pickford; Trippier, Guehi, Maguire, Shaw; Gallagher, Rice, Henderson; Saka, Kane, Rashford

Unavailable Players:

Malta: T Teuma

England: J Bellingham, L Dunk, M Mount, R James, B Chilwell, R Sterling


Malta vs England Fantasy Combination:

Gk: H Bonello

Def: K Trippier, L Shaw, M Guehi

Mid: B Saka (vC), M Rashford, J Henderson, Y Yankam, J Mbong

Fwd: H Kane (C), J Jones

Malta vs England Captaincy Picks:

H Kane, B Saka, M Rashford

Malta vs England Grand League Picks:

K Trippier, L Shaw, J Henderson