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

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Posted by Malta Football Association – 1900 on Monday, 14 October 2019

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.  

Date Match Result Score Competition
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 ?  

 

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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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