Malta vs Spain (0-2)

Both sides were 2-1 winners on the gap match-day however clearly they need entirely different ambitions from this campaign.

Malta is going to be hoping to cause associate degree upset however recent history suggests that’s unlikely. Their success on match-day one came against fellow minnows within the form of the Faroes.

It was their 1st competitive win in six years with even their recent Nations League campaign. It was failing them being within the bottom tier.

They were beat 5-0 reception by the province in November thus Spain will be expected to win this a game with a degree of comfort.

Luis Enrique’s facet competes for some smart soccer in their gap cluster game, a 2-1 convert Norge in Valencia.

but they jilted many smart possibilities and that they seem no nearer to finding the answer up front once Alvaro Morata had another game to forget.

Getafe’s Jaime Mata was surprised debutant in this match and will be pushing for a beginning role here. Spain wants to play with a touch a lot of tempo underneath Luis Enrique, and they’ve veered slightly far away from the dazed passing trend that has made a little recent tournament.

That has resulted in them throwing caution to the wind a touch a lot of, and there are encouraging signs, not least their 6-0 destruction of tournament finalists Hrvatska within the Nations League in September.

They have enough power and offensive quality, and if they are merely a touch a lot of clinical, this might find yourself with a one-sided scoreline. Given the likes of European nation and province have scored five in competitive games in Malta over the past few years back. Four Goals are appealing here.

Other Matches: Spain vs Norway (2-1)

 

Goals

31′ Spain A. Morata
73′ Spain A. Morata

 

Malta Lineups

1 Henry Bonello
4 Steve Borg
2 Jonathan Caruana
22 Zach Muscat
19 Joseph Zerafa
16 John Mintoff
15 Juan Corbalan
6 Matthew Guillaumier
8 Paul Fenech
7 Joseph Mbong
10 Kyrian Nwoko

 

Spain Lineups

13 Kepa Arrizabalaga
20 Sergi Roberto
15 Sergio Ramos
12 Mario Hermoso
3 José Luis Gayà
11 Sergio Canales
16 Rodrigo
6 Saúl Ñíguez
10 Marco Asensio
7 Álvaro Morata
14 Juan Bernat

Malta – Spain Match Statistics

Malta

Spain

2 Shots Total 23
1 Shots on goal 7
1 Shots off goal 11
0 Shots blocked 5
0 Shots inside box 12
2 Shots outside box 11
10 Fouls 7
0 Corners 7
2 Offsides 2
5 Saves 1
16% Possession Time 84%
191 Passes Total 949
113 Accurate Passes 874
59% Accurate Passes% 92%
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