Italy hosts Malta at the Stadio Comunale San Nicola in Bari in a match from the European qualifications. Let’s see what we can tell you about it in our predicting correct scores in football matches.
Italy are currently second in this group with 7 points won from four matches played. The Azzurri are six points behind the leader England, but they also have a game in hand. Italy are unbeaten since Luciano Spalletti replaced Roberto Mancini as the head coach – one win and one loss.
In their previous game Italy faced Ukraine at home soil and achieved a difficult, but very important 2-1 win. The hero of the game was Inter Milan’s midfielder Davide Frattesi who scored both goals for the Italian team. After a performance like this, most likely Frattesi will start the game against Malta as well. He’s playing well for the national team in the last few months.
What else could Spalletti do to surprise Malta? The talented winger Wilfried Gnonto could make an appearance in the starting eleven while Riccardo Orsolini and Bryan Cristance could be options for the midfield.
Malta are without any points since the beginning of the qualifications – five losses in five matches played. You can be sure that’s not how they hoped to start their campaign. They have scored just one goal and conceded 11. You can see how bad they are since the start of the qualifying competition.
In their last match the Maltese team faced North Macedonia at home and conceded a 0-2 defeat. It’s a curious fact that Malta will face Italy with an Italian head coach – Michele Marcolini. But so far he’s not doing a very good job.
That’s our predicting correct scores in football matches for the European qualification between Italy and Malta. Is this going to be an easy game for the Azzurri? Well, most likely it will be.