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Slovakia vs. Malta Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips (27/03/2021)

After a poor start to World Cup Qualifiers, losing 3-1 to Russia at home, Malta travels to Slovakia hoping to secure a win or at least get a point on the road. Given that the two teams have previously met in World Cup qualifiers, this will be an interesting duel to watch. Find out in our predictions which team has an upper hand going into this fixture.

Our Top Free Tips for Slovakia vs. Malta

Here are Punditfeed, match previews are based on factual team stats, new and h2h analysis. Here are our top free predictions and tips for Slovakia vs. Malta:

Total Goals: Over 2.5 @1.57 (4/7)

Malta Total Goals: Over 0.5 @ 2.75 (7/4)

Team to score in both halves: Slovakia @1.67 (4/6)

Note: The above odds are subject to change before kickoff on Saturday 27/03/2021. Please visit the bookmaker for the latest odds. 

Total Goals Over 2.5

Despite losing to a strong team in their first qualifier match, Malta came back stronger in the second half with more ball possession of 48% compared to 42% in the first half. They had five shots on target against four for Russia. In the second half, Malta had three shots on target against 1 shot on target by the visitors, which paid off in the 56th minute when Joseph Mbong put one past Anton Shunin. It was a better performance despite going down 2-0 to Russia in the first half. Such a spirited performance against the 2018 World Cup quarterfinalists is why we are backing Malta to find the net against Slovakia on Saturday. On the other hand, Slovakia kept a clean sheet on the road in Cyprus and bossed the match with 60% ball possession, missed two big chances and had three shots on target. While they failed to score in their first game, a good record against Saturday opponents is why we backing Slovakia to also find the net in this fixture.

Malta Totals Goals 0.5

Malta managing a goal against world cup quarterfinalists in their first game a few days ago was an incredible feat. A sterling second-half performance against Russia will be especially a source of motivation in this fixture against a team that failed to score in their first game despite dominating Cyprus by 60%. Coming into this fixture, Malta will also want to prove a point and take advantage of Croatia’s mishap against Slovenia. Scoring at least a goal in Slovakia is highly likely. Thus, betting Over 0.5 goals on the visitors looks pricey on the books.

Slovakia to Score in Both Halves

Slovakia is coming into this fixture as the favourites. They played against Saturday’s opponents in the 2017 World Cup qualifiers and won both legs by 3-1 on the road and 3-0 at home. Slovakia had also defeated Malta in an international friendly 1-0. A vulnerable defence makes Malta an easy target in Group H, which Slovakia will be looking to exploit by scoring at least a goal in both halves on Saturday 27/03/2021.

Slovakia vs. Malta: Match Preview

Scoring 7 goals against Malta in the last three meeting means Slovakia can inflict more damage on their Saturday opponents. Despite winning only four games in the last ten fixtures, the hosts have mostly played against tougher opponents than Malta. Malta has also won four in their last ten fixtures, mostly against lowly ranked teams in FIFA listing such as Andorra, Liechtenstein, Latvia and Gibraltar. In this fixture, Slovakia which is ranked 35 by FIFA, will be looking to inflict damage on Malta which is number 176 on FIFA rankings. Backing the hosts to edge out the visitors at Fulltime with more than 2 goals looks good on the books.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Slovakia vs. Malta

Based on the above analysis and team preview, we have picked the best odds across top UK bookmakers. Take a look.

Europe - World Cup Qualifying
Slovakia
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Malta
March 27, 2021
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Slovakia vs Malta

icon Head to Head

27/03/21
E-WCQ
Slovakia
Slovakia
2 - 2
Malta
Malta
08/10/17
E-WCQ
Slovakia
Slovakia
3 - 0
Malta
Malta
26/03/17
E-WCQ
Malta
Malta
1 - 3
Slovakia
Slovakia
04/09/14
IM
Slovakia
Slovakia
1 - 0
Malta
Malta

Slovakia

Last 5

30/03/21
E-WCQ
Slovakia
Slovakia
2 - 1
Russia
Russia
24/03/21
E-WCQ
Cyprus
Cyprus
0 - 0
Slovakia
Slovakia
18/11/20
UNL
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
2 - 0
Slovakia
Slovakia
15/11/20
UNL
Slovakia
Slovakia
1 - 0
Scotland
Scotland
12/11/20
E2Q
Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
1 - 2
Slovakia
Slovakia

Malta

Last 5

30/03/21
E-WCQ
Croatia
Croatia
3 - 0
Malta
Malta
24/03/21
E-WCQ
Malta
Malta
1 - 3
Russia
Russia
17/11/20
UNL
Malta
Malta
1 - 1
Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
14/11/20
UNL
Malta
Malta
3 - 1
Andorra
Andorra
11/11/20
IM
Malta
Malta
3 - 0
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein

FAQs about Slovakia vs. Malta

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Who Are The Favorites In This Fixture?

Slovakia is the favourites having edged out the visitors in their last three meetings.

Where can I watch the match in the UK?

Viewers in the UK can catch the match live on Sky Sports.

Where Will Be The Match Played?

Slovakia will be the hosts at Antona Malatinskeho stadium.