Scotland – Malta: 4th September 2017
Scotland is undoubtedly the favorite of this defeat, as betting houses give it, as it is a stronger national team that has its own side and the advantage of its own ground, where supporters could play an important role. The Scots have a decent track in these preliminaries, currently ranked third in Group F, four points second, leading to the barrage occupied by Slovakia. National team trained by Gordon Strachan gathered 11 points in the seven games so far, winning three wins and two draws, losing twice, matches where he scored 12 goals, winning two less. Scotland is doing well on the ground, in the last 16 games losing only twice with England and Germany, and today it seems hard to believe it will roll, given that it will cheat with a much weaker opponent.
Malta on the other side is a small national team that does not stand up to its opponents, which is why it opens with the second chance at betting sites tonight, especially because it is disadvantaged by the fact that it will evolve in depravation. Maltese have extremely weak evolutions in the current qualifying campaign, occupying the last place in Group F, being without victory, but without accumulated points, losing all seven matches so far. Pietro Ghedin’s national team has a very weak goal, winning 19 goals, scoring only two.
So, judging by the value of the two national teams, but also after their evolutions in these preliminaries, I expect Scotland to achieve a slight victory and to score in both halves.