Malta is a sacred name for the bookmaker’s ear. It was that small state that made it possible for the betting industry to grow in all directions. It was their attractive tax legislation that allowed European firms to become richer and more influential, by making bets on the latest sports odds. Malta has provided an opportunity for the entire gambling business to grow, primarily its dynamic online sector. This article will focus on Maltese football, which is a promising betting option.
What Is the Place of the Malta National Team in World Football?
In the latest FIFA rating, the Malta national team is in 175th place – below Cambodia (174) but ahead of the Saint Lucia national team (176) and Moldova (177), and in Europe, only representatives of same Moldova are worse than the Maltese (based on the rating), as well as Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, and San Marino.
How Did They Perform in Recent Years?
2020 has become the most successful year for the Malta national team in its history! The team played 8 matches and won 4 wins with just one defeat! It is worth mentioning, of course, that such figures appeared thanks to the UEFA Nations League and the fact that the rivals of the Maltese were about the same level as them (Latvia, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands). Nevertheless, the players of Malta felt the taste of victories. True, for 2018 and 2019, when they had to play qualifying matches for the Euro, the statistics of the “islanders” were familiar to them – one victory (against the Faroe Islands) in 20 played matches.
The Most Comfortable Opponent for the Malta National Team?
Liechtenstein! Four wins in five matches ! All these wins took place from 2008 to 2020 and the Maltese scored as many as 13 goals, conceding only 2.
In addition, it was against Liechtenstein that the biggest victory in the history of the Malta national team was won (7: 1).
Who Played Malta but Never Beat It?
Surprisingly, among the teams that have never won the national team of this tiny state (in addition to Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Canada, Gabon, Indonesia, Lebanon, Qatar, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the Central African Republic), there are also Belgium and Ukraine.