Malta vs. Spain Euro 2020 qualifiers Betting Tips and Preview

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The European Championships 2020 qualification campaign continues with its second round of action this weekend with one of the favourites for the competition next year – Spain – travelling to take on international minnows Malta. The 2008 and 2012 winners of the competition are overwhelming favourites for this clash.

Where and when: Ta’Qali National Stadium, Ta’Qali – 26 March, kick-off 19:45

Where you can see Malta vs. Spain: William Hill, Sky Sports

Last time: Spain have won all six of their previous meetings against Malta, including a 12-1 victory in December 1983 in Seville. Their last meeting was a 4-0 success in 1997.

Over 4.5 goals 11/8 Offer Williamhill
Both teams to score 3/1 Offer Betvictor
Spain to win both halves 4/11 Offer 888sport

Malta vs. Spain Predictions and Preview

Spain have suffered a disappointing year following on from a chaotic World as they also failed to reach the inaugural UEFA Nations League finals.

Luis Enrique’s side secured an impressive 2-1 win away in England and 6-0 thrashing at home to Croatia but their campaign fell apart with a 3-2 loss at home to England before losing by the same score line in Croatia, but are strong favourites to top this group.

Malta are firm outsiders in Group F – which also contains Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands and Romania – and are a side without a win in 16 games while they have one just once in their last 33 matches – stretching back to June 2015.

Unsurprisingly, Spain are heavy favourites for this encounter at odds of 1/66 with a Malta victory priced at 60/1 and the draw available at 20/1.

These games usually contain lots of goals 31 have flown in across the past six meetings between the two so over 4.5 goals at 11/8 appears a solid bet with over 5.5 at 29/10.

A ‘double chance’ on Malta to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 12/1 while a Spain win/draw outcome is at 1/500.

If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 1/4 while Spain to win both halves is at 4/11.

You can find Both Teams to score at 3/1 – a tempting bet with Malta scoring in five of their last six games.

One to watch for Malta: Malta’s all-time leading goalscorer Michael Mifsud, who has 42 international goals, is now in the 19th year of his international career. The former Coventry striker is now at Birkirkara in his homeland.

One to watch for Spain: Alvaro Morata has not scored in his last seven international appearances but is revitalised since joining Atletico Madrid on a long-term loan deal from Chelsea – scoring three in his last five outings.

Long shot: Malta have scored just seven times in their last 16 internationals while Spain needed a late winner to beat Bosnia last time out. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 45/1.

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