Malta – Kosovo SOCCER PICKS
Malta and Kosovo meet at Ta’Qali National Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Nations League (League D). In this game the home factor may be decisive, as the Kosovo presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 2 points won. In the last match, they tied for (1-1) away against Azerbaijan, after in the previous match, having lost by (3-1) away with the Kosovo. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 1 win, 3 draws and 11 losses in away matches; against 1 win, 4 draws and 10 losses at their stadium. In the last 6 home matches for all competitions, Malta have drawn 2 and have lost 4.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 4 matches for this competition. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Malta team enters this unmotivated match, as they have not won any of the 10 previous matches. Malta usually acts in a 3-4-3, in which the three most advanced players are Schembri, Farrugia and Corbolan. Most offensive attacks are made through the right corridor, taking advantage of the depth offered by the Borg side. The player who stands out in the selection of Malta is the spearhead Schembri. The home team coach must have all players available for the match with Kosovo.
Probable Alignment: A. Hogg, S. Borg, A. Agius, J. Zerafa, R. Camilleri, A. Schembri, P. Fenech, J. Corbalan, J. Mbong, M. Mifsud, A. Effiong.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 8 points won, after 2 wins and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Malta, by (3-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Faroe Islands, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 23 matches they register 1 win, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last 5 away matches Kosovo has won 1, tied 2 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
The visiting team enters this motivated match, after 8 consecutive matches without losing. The players that stand out in this selection are Berisha and Rashica, being responsible for the offensive construction. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-2-3-1, favoring quick departures for counterattack, with Nihiu as the most advanced player, in the midfield Zhegrova, Berisha and Rashica must play.
Probable alignment: S. Ujkani, M. Vojvoda, A. Rrahmani, F. Aliti, H. Shala, H. Kryeziu, M. Rashica, B. Kololli, E. Zhegrova, V. Muriqi, A. Nuhiu.