World Cup Qualification Group H: Russia VS Malta Prediction 08 September 2021

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1NEWS – The 2022 World Cup qualifiers will take place in the middle of this week. An interesting match is presented in the group H competition between the leaders of the standings, Russia and the Malta national team. The match, which was originally scheduled to be held on Wednesday (8/9) in the morning, is believed to be fierce because of the intense competition at the top.

Russia will host this match. The Russian national team has managed to occupy the first position in Group H with ten points. Adrift on aggregate goals compared to Croatia, of course, they must immediately collect points to be safe. Croatia itself is also believed to be winning in the match next week.

While the match that will be lived by Malta this time is a pretty tough match. They are still in fifth position in Group H with four points. Of the five previous matches, Malta only produced one win. This result is not considered good enough for a visit to Russia.

Team Conditions Competing

Russia occupies the first position, but is not superior to Croatia who is in the temporary runner-up. Russia, who started the match quite maturely, made them also record better results than the opposing national team. Over the last five matches, Russia has won two matches.

The first victory was won against Finland in the European Cup. Previously, they were defeated by Belgium in the same event. In the match against Denmark, Russia is also still not moving. The last two matches against Croatia, they only played a draw without a score. The match this morning against Cyprus, they are three points ahead.

Temporary notes football betting site which mentions the Malta national team’s performances are not so good in their last five matches. As many as one win was won by Malta with four defeats in other matches. Malta was beaten by Croatia and Northern Ireland. Furthermore, they lost when facing Kosovo in a friendly match.

The last match played by the Maltese national team was the match against Slovenia this morning which finally made them lose three points. Previously, Malta also fell to meet Cyprus in this qualifying event. They don’t have enough supplies.

Dropped Players

In this week’s match, most likely the Russian national team will show a 4-3-3 formation. In this formation, the coach is believed to have named Cheryshev, Smolov, and Miranchuk in the pole position. Three other players namely Galovin, Barinov and Erokhin will fill the middle sector in this match.

The performance of the Russian national team will also be maximized in defense with the role of Samoshnikov, Dzhikiya, Diveev, and Karavaev. The four defenders are believed to be going through the match with their best performance.

From the national team Malta, at least the coach is predicted to return to lower the 3-4-3 scheme in this match. Names that will be called include S. Dimech, Satariano, J. Mbong for the visitors’ front line formation. The performance from the middle sector was maximized by the appearances of Corbalan, Teuma, Caruana, and Atard in this match.

The performances of the two countries are still determined to be fierce because both are chasing to qualify for the next round. Malta’s struggle will be even tougher because they are far behind the hosts. However, Russia is not a squad that can be underestimated because they have proven their strength in attack which is quite superior so far.

Russia VS Malta Prediction Score: 2 – 0

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