Reasons for betting on Scotland vs Malta tip
Scotland still has a chance to go to Russia. After a vital win in Lithuania, they are now hosting the weakest team in Group F, Malta. It is a perfect chance for the Tartan Army to celebrate and for their boys to put down three significant points. Currently, Scotland has 4 points less than Slovakia in the second place. As for the guests, all they want from this match is to give 100% of their capabilities, and to get back home with an honorable defeat.
The Tartan Terriers are in an excellent shape at the moment. They have 4 games in a row without a defeat. They smashed Lithuania in the away match with 0-3, and we have to say that they completely dominated throughout the whole event. Scotland has one victory, and 2 draws at home, and an excellent chance to improve this record. If everything goes well and Slovakia suffers a defeat against England, the Scots will have an opportunity to decide about their own fate, in a direct encounter with them. It is why this match is significant for the hosts. Gordon Strachan’ boys have to be careful regarding any possible risk of picking up a suspensions or injuries. Most likely the experienced manager is going to change the lineup and remove critical individuals.
The national team of this beautiful Mediterranean country scored only two goals throughout the whole campaign. On the other hand, they have the worst defence in group F with 19 allowed goals. 6 of the most recent 8 matches in which they participated, ended with less than three goals. When examining their performances away from home, we see that they suffered 3 defeats with the exact same result, 2-0. Malta was beaten by Slovenia, Lithuania and England, and they had less than 5 shots on target combined in all these events. The biggest success was the game at Wembley, where they forced the hosts to put a lot of effort in order to secure all three points.
Head to head matches
The first leg ended with Scotland smashing the hosts at Malta with 1-5.
The home team also had two red cards, but the interesting thing is that the first half ended with a draw. After that, Robert Snodgrass who scored a hat-trick, added two more goals and decided the winner.
Scotland has all 5 victories in h2h meetings with Malta and a goal difference of 15-4.
Prediction for Scotland vs Malta tip
We are going to see an easy 3 points for Scotland. There is no debate about the outcome of this contest, but because of the odds, which are low, we are going to choose something else to bet on. For example, two goals in the first half time. This is very challenging, but it is profitable.
The second bet would be Scotland to win with a handicap – 2.5 goals.