The clash against Malta provides the only realistic chance for Faroe Islands to get the three points and join Malta on the three-point mark
Another photo from the Malta 🇲🇹 training session in Torshavn#UnitedForMalta #euro2020📸 Domenic Aquilina @malta_falcon
Against Faroe Islands, Malta have won 2 games, drawn 1, and lost 4. Malta will be gunning for a positive result in Torshavn after losing their last six games. Three points currently separate the two teams.
Malta has had a far from impressive campaign. Other than winning their opening game at Ta’ Qali 2-1, Malta have lost six matches.
In seven matches, Malta scored just two goals and conceded seventeen while the Faroe Islands scored three and conceded twenty three. The Faroe Islands will be seeking their first point in the group.
|30 Apr 1997||Malta v Faroe Islands||L||1-2||FIFA World Cup|
|08 Jun 1997||Faroe Islands v Malta||L||2-1||FIFA World Cup|
|18 Aug 2004||Faroe Islands v Malta||L||3-2||International Friendly|
|19 Nov 2013||Malta v Faroe Islands||W||3-2||International Friendly|
|07 Sep 2018||Faroe Islands v Malta||L||3-1||UEFA Nations League|
|20 Nov 2018||Malta v Faroe Islands||D||1-1||UEFA Nations League|
|23 Mar 2019||Malta v Faroe Islands||W||2-1||UEFA European Championship|
|15 Oct 2019||Faroe Islands v Malta||?||
|UEFA European Championship|
Malta have the opportunity to avoid the bottom spot for the first time in the European Championship, World Cup qualifiers, and UEFA Nations League last year. The largest number of points collected in a EURO qualifying campaign was five – in the EURO 2008 qualifiers when Malta had won against Hungary and earned points in draws with Moldova and Turkey.
Yet it will be no easy game for Malta considering that in three matches played in the Faroe Islands, Malta’s finished on the losing end. Malta suffered a 2-1 defeat in the 1998 World Cup qualifiers, a 3-2 defeat in a friendly match in August 2004 and last year’s 3-1 defeat in the UEFA Nations League.
Despite Saturday’s disappointing 0-4 defeat to Sweden, Malta coach Ray Farrugia is not expected to make wholesale changes to the line-up.
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