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Slovakia vs Malta
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group F)
Date: Sunday, 8th October 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: City Arena Trnava (Trnava).
Slovakia vs Malta : Preview and Predictions
Slovakia have plenty to play for in their final game as they are at the mercy of Slovenia to finish as one of the best second placed teams for the play-offs.
The defeat to Scotland could come with a heavy place as Slovakia are pushed to 3rd in the group and are 2 points behind the Scots. This means, they have to win against Malta and hope Slovenia hold Scotland to a draw.
The Slovakian players have to fault themselves as they were somehow unable to play with consistency throughout the competition. The team started on back-to-back defeats before clawing their way back with a 5 match winning streak. Now it is all about to go in waste with another run of two consecutive defeats.
Malta are one of the lowest ranked European sides and they are at the bottom of the qualifying group. They lost their first eight games before holding Lithuania to a 1-1 stalemate in the most recent fixture on Thursday. At least the team will be finishing with some points on the bag.
Slovakia vs Malta: Head-to-head
Slovakia are victorious in the three previous meetings with Malta, all matches came in the qualification phase of FIFA World Cup.
The reverse of the corresponding fixture ended 3-1.
While the two fixtures back in 1997 saw 2-0 (away) and 6-0 (home) wins for the Slovakians.
Slovakia vs Malta: Predictions
This can be put down as a match-up between men and boys as Slovakia boast of an array of talented feet playing their trade for the elite European clubs. On the other hand, Malta are nowhere near this and do come with a poor history in all formats of football.