Ace Football Team previews the UEFA Nations League round 5 match between Estonia and Malta who meet up on Friday. The pre-match analysis includes the latest team stats, match history and the best betting tips.
Estonia welcome Malta for a clash in the UEFA Nations League at A Le Coq Arena on Friday.
As both Estonia and Malta could end up number one in the Group D2 table after their upcoming clash, we do not need to doubt that they are more than motivated to claim the victory for their side.
Position in the UEFA Nations League table: Estonia vs Malta
The current Group D2 table shows these two sides on the same number of points so far this season. As such, both have an opportunity to gain some ground on their upcoming opponent in this round 5 clash. There is every reason to keep a close watch on Estonia clashing with Malta over three points on Friday.
Latest form and previous UEFA Nations League encounters between Estonia and Malta
Estonia continue to collect points
Estonia look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Estonia collected seven points from their last three matches, as they ran out 2-0 and 1-2 winners against San Marino and Malta, respectively. Against Albania, they had to settle for a draw after a 0-0 draw.
Malta on a roll
Malta will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Their past three matches saw Malta beating San Marino 0-2, losing 1-2 against Estonia, and beating San Marino by 1-0.
Latest games between Estonia and Malta
The last time the pair played each other, Estonia came away as 2-1 winners in the UEFA Nations League, back in June 2022. At the time of writing, the bookmakers are offering the following prices on this encounter: betting on Malta will get you odds 4.80, meaning the bookies predict, they are in with an 21% chance of beating Estonia. You can get a price of 1.98, should you wish to add Estonia to your accumulator, if that is your preferred betting strategy.
Estonia vs Malta Stats
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on statistics from the last couple of matches that Estonia and Malta played across all tournaments.
- 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
The standings of the top-scoring players in the last 6 matches in the UEFA Nations League show that Estonia might be relying on in-form Konstantin Vassiljev when it comes to scoring in the upcoming match. On the other side, Matthew Guillaumier has been one of the decisive players from Malta recently. Both players are expected to be dangerous and difficult to stop on Friday.
Best betting tips: Estonia vs Malta
To sum up, the upcoming UEFA Nations League clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the statements from above, we have come up with the main prediction for this match as well as some alternative betting tips.