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Malta vs Italy – Match Preview, Tips, Odds

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Our betting experts preview the European Championship match between Malta and Italy and offer team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Malta and Italy meet at the Ta’ Qali for a round 2 match this coming Sunday in the European Championship qualifiers.

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Malta Form

In their previous three outings, Malta drew 2-2 with Greece, before losing 0-1 against Ireland and 2-1 against North Macedonia. Malta just have a single home win to show from their efforts in the past six European Championship matches at the Ta’ Qali. They also drew zero and lost five of these six encounters, in which they scored three and conceded 14 goals.

Italy Form

Italy have only one win in their last three matches, as they did beat Albania by 1-3. Disappointment followed, going down 2-0 against Austria, and 1-2 against England. Italy bulldozed their way to six wins in six European Championship away matches, which naturally is the best possible outcome for any side currently in this division. They outscored their opponents by 18 goals to three along the way.

Malta vs Italy Stats

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Malta and Italy. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • In 9 of the last 10 Malta matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 7 of the last 8 Malta home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Malta have scored in 8 of the last 10 matches
  • In 3 of the last 4 matches Malta played, both teams scored
  • Malta have conceded in the last 4 matches in a row
  • Italy have not lost 19 of the last 21 away matches
  • In 7 of the last 9 Italy matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Italy have not lost 6 of the last 8 matches
  • Italy have won 3 of the last 4 matches
  • Italy have scored in 6 of the last 8 matches

Malta vs Italy Betting Tips

Full-time result

Ta’ Qali saw Malta winning four, drawing one and losing five of their 10 most recent games here across all tournaments. Italy won five of their 10 most recent away games, drew three and lost two.

Both teams to score

Surprisingly, Malta only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Curiously, Italy only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last ten away games. Italy managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Malta were first on target in three of their last 10 outings.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet in five of Malta’s past ten matches across all tournaments. They scored 1.2 goals on average along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Italy, who managed to score 1.2 times in those matches.

Match predictions: Malta vs Italy

To sum up, the upcoming match between Malta and Italy seems to be a good betting opportunity.

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