Malta host Romania tonight as they go head-to-head in Euro 2020 Qualifying matchday four at Ta Qali National stadium.
Date: 10th June 2019
Time: 20:45 CET
Venue: Ta Qali National Stadium
Malta are currently fourth in the group behind Romania with 3 points while Romania have 4 points and sit just ahead of them in third place with 4 points.
Malta Team News
Michael Mifsud has not been called for the Sweden match due to an injury but manager Ray Farrugia could decide to include the all-time top goalscorer for tonight’s match.
Malta 🇲🇹coach Ray Farrugia has named a provisional squad of 26 players ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Sweden and Romania…#UnitedForMalta
— Malta FA (@MaltaFA1900) May 20, 2019
In goal, Henry Bonello will likely start for Malta while Steve Borg will start at right-back together with Joseph Zerafa on the left. Andrei Agius and Jonathan Caruana will complete the defence as they start in the central positions.
In midfield, it will be Joseph Mbong who starts at left wing while Juan Corbolan could be given the nod on the right. The two central midfielders are expected to be Rowen Muscat and Paul Fenech.
In attack, the two strikers will probably be Effiong and Mifsud.
Predicted lineup (4-4-2)
Bonello; Borg, Caruana, Agius, Zerafa; Corbolan, Muscat, Fenech, Mbong; Effiong, Mifsud
Romania Team News
Romania manager Cosmin Contra is expected to start with Ciprian Tătăruşanu in goal while Alexandru Chipciu and Alin Toșca will be the two to start on the flanks in defence. Grigore and Săpunaru should be the ones who make up the central defensive pair.
— Echipa Națională (@hai_romania) June 10, 2019
Anton and Stanciu could be the ones starting at defensive midfield positions while Deach will start on the right while Grozav will be the winger on the left. Claudiu Keșerü could start at central attacking midfield.
The only attacking player is expected to be Palermo forward George Pușcaș.
Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1)
Tătăruşanu; Chipciu, Grigore, Săpunaru, Toșca; Anton, Stanciu; Deach, Grozav, Keșerü; Pușcaș
This will be the first time in history that the two countries meet in a football match.
The two sides’ last five matches played:
|Sweden 3-0 Malta||Norway 2-2 Romania|
|Malta 0-2 Spain||Romania 4-1 Faroe Islands|
|Malta 2-1 Faroe Islands||Sweden 2-1 Romania|
|Malta 1-1 Faroe Islands||Montenegro 0-1 Romania|
|Malta 0-5 Kosovo||Romania 3-0 Lithuania|
*Odds are subject to change