Russia overcame their draw with Croatia with a commanding win over Cyprus. They remain in the pole position of Group H and can build on their lead at the expense of minnows Malta.
Russia vs Malta free betting tips and odds
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• Football Whispers Prediction one: Second-Half Result – Russia to Win @ 29/100
• Football Whispers Prediction two: Total Goals – Over 2.5 @ 2/5
• Football Whispers Prediction three: Both teams to Score – No @ 11/25
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Russia vs Malta to Win
Group H is wide open with four teams still in contention to qualify in the first place. Russia can ill-afford to drop points against minnows Malta. We predict a full-on assault over the Falcons across the 90 minutes of action. The mettle of both sides will be proven in the second half, and this is where we expect the hosts to separate themselves from their visitors.
Total Goals – Over 2.5
With eight goals in their five qualifying fixtures, Russia has prioritized results over flair. They can build their goal difference at the expense of Malta, which has six goals to their names but has conceded nine goals in their process. The Falcons will attempt to keep their rivals at bay as they tried against Slovenia but we expect them to fail against Denis Cerychev and co.
Both Teams to Score – No
Valeri Karpin's men have been subdued in their recent outings, preferring results over flair. As a consequence, Russia has kept successive clean sheets against Croatia and Cyprus. With one clean in favour and one against them, Malta have not seen both sides trouble the scorers in the same period. We anticipate them to be shut out as they make the trip to the Otkrytiye Arena.
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Match Preview of Russia vs Malta
Malta stands in Russia's Group H domination
Russia resurrected their ailing qualification campaign with a 2-0 win over Cyprus on the road. They had shared points with rivals Croatia following their defeat at the hands of Slovakia. Valeri Karpin will be well aware that points and goals against the minnows cannot be dropped and his charges will be at their best behaviour to ensure this on Tuesday night.
The Falcons will be aware of their rival's plans and would have strategized to ensure the outcome is to their benefit. With the top-billers dropping points, mathematically they are still in the race and will not be making it easy for their rivals. However, getting points against the Russians will be a bridge too far as their only meeting ended in a 1-3 disaster at the Ta'Qali National Stadium earlier this year.
Questions About Russia vs Malta
Where is the game being played? Otkrytiye Arena (Moscow).
What’s the kick-off time? The game will start at 20:45, on 07/09/2021.
Which team is the favourite to win? Russia.