Malta vs Estonia prediction, preview, team news & more
Estonia are back in action with another UEFA Nations League fixture this week as they take on Malta on Thursday. Both teams have been inconsistent in the recent past and have a point to prove this week.
Malta are top of their group in League D and have been quite impressive so far this season. The island nation beat San Marino 2-0 last week and will be confident ahead of this game.
Estonia, on the other hand, sit second in the group and will need to step up their efforts to secure first place. The Baltic outfit suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Lionel Messi last week and will need to bounce back in this game.
Malta vs Estonia head to head
Malta and Estonia are on an equal footing when it comes to official head-to-head record and have won two games each out of a total of six games played between the two teams.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in 2017 and ended in a 3-0 victory for Estonia. Malta was poor that day and faces another uphill battle this week.
Malta Form Guide: WLWWL
Estonia form guide: LWLL
Malta vs Estonia Team News
Malta have no discernible injury problems at the moment and have been in impressive form in recent weeks. The hosts are unlikely to make any drastic changes to their squad for this game.
Estonia also have a top form squad and will have to field their best side this week. Henri Anier and Sergei Zenjov have strengthened their squad in the past and will likely lead the line against Malta.
Malta vs Estonia Predicted XI
Malta Predicted XI (3-4-3): Henry Bonello; Karl Micallef, Enrico Pepe, Zach Muscat; Joseph Mbong, Ryan Camenzuli, Teddy Teuma, Matthew Guillaumier; Paul Mbong, Jürgen Degabriele, Luke Gambin
Estonia Predicted XI (3-5-2): Karl Jacob Hein; Joonas Tamm, Märten Kuusk, Karol Mets; Sergei Zenjov, Vladislav Kreida, Mattias Käit, Konstantin Vassiljev, Vlasiy Sinyavskiy; Henri Anier, Sergei Zenjov
Malta vs Estonia Prediction
Estonia were humbled by a Lionel Messi masterclass this week and will be determined to prove their mettle in this game. The Estonians have experienced players in their ranks and will need to step up on Thursday.
Malta have improved over the past year but will face a tough test this week. Estonia are the best team on paper at the moment and have the upper hand in this game.
Prediction: Malta 1-2 Estonia