Tip Malta - Spain
Spain made promsing starts in both the 2018 World Cup finals and the Nations League but quickly went downhill. Their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign began well with a win over Norway and now travel to Malta looking for three more points. Spain have won their last two games recovering well after Nations League losses to England and Croatia. They have a good Euro qualifying record with nine wins in a row and only one loss in the last 28. Their last four away Euro qualifiers have all been won without a goal being conceded. They have won all of their seven previous meetings against Malta but they haven't met since 1997. Those seven wins have seen Spain score 36 goals including a 12-1 win in 1983,
Malta didn't have much success in the Nations League finishing bottom of their group in the bottom rung League D. Malta failed to win any of their games in a group against Kosovo, Azerbaijan and the Faroe Islands. Saturday saw them have a third meeting of the season with the Faroe Islands and they beat them 2-1 at home to get three points with a goal in each half. That was a welcome win indeed as it ended a run of 15 games without a victory stretching back to 2017 and there'd been 29 Euro qualifiers since the last win. Their last 34 internationals have only produced two wins and they face an almighty task to get something from this match. Go for under 5.5 goals to be scored in this match.
Key points Malta - Spain
There have been under 5.5 goals scored in the last 23 Malta matches.
There have been under 5.5 goals in the last 21 Spanish away games in Euro qualifiers.
Under 5.5 goals have been scored in each of the last four games played between these two countries.
Conclusion Malta - Spain
Spain won their opening Euro 2020 qualifier and another three points look to be on the way in this game. Malta caused a surprise when beating the Faroe Islands on Saturday for a rare international victory. This is a far tougher game and the tip here is to go for under 5.5 goals in the game as Spain have only scored more than three goals in a match twice in their last ten fixtures.
Malta Spain Prediction published on March 24, 2019