LAT vs MLT Preview: Latvia has been relishing an unbeaten streak in the last five games where they have drawn all of their last five fixtures. In the last weekend, they managed to pull off another stalemate against the Faroe Islands. Janis Ikaunieks gave them a lead in the 25th minute but it was transient as Odmar faro repealed it with a clean strike on the 28th minute.
Malta, on the contrary, has found themselves in good shape as they have managed to stay unbeaten in the last three games out of which they secured a solitary victory against Gibraltar. Kyriuan Nwoko and Tristan Caruana scored early and late respectively to secure the bragging rights. However, post that game, the remaining have been lackadaisical stalemates without any goals in them.
Latvia is currently placed in the second position with 3 points from 3 games while Malta is breathing on their neck with two points from three fixtures. A victory in this crucial juncture can flip the fortunes of the game in a flash as it may catapult Malta to the front of the pack.
Latvia vs Malta
9:30 PM IST
LAT vs MLT: Head to head
Out of the six fixtures played between these two sides, Latvia has managed to wring out three victories while Malta has secured two wins. The last fixture that was played out between these two sides in the Nations League witnessed these two sharing the spoils of the game. Kyria Nwoko drew first blood for Malta in the 15th minute but Matthew Guillaumier tripped the ball into his own net to restore parity for the Latvian colts.
Roberts Ozols, Pavels Steinbors, Davis Oss, Marcis Oss, Antonijs Cernomordijs, Igors Tarasovs, Elvis Stuglis, Vladislavs Sorokins, Raivis Jurkovskis, Kriss Karklins, Kaspars Dubra
Jake Galea, Andrei Agius, Enrico Pepe, Kurt Shaw, Samir Arab, Bjorn Kristensen, Joseph Mbong, Matthew Guillaumier, Jurgen Degabriele, Kyrian Nwoko, Luke Gambin
LAT vs MLT: Picks to consider:
Jurgen Degabriele has been in good shape throughout the Nations League as his towering presence in the midfield has seen him score a goal as well and create a lot of opportunities that were squandered by their striking force.
Kyrian Nwoko is a man who can be a potential candidate to wreak havoc in the striking force if he gets going. He has already notched up a goal in the three games that he played.
LAT vs MLT: Captaincy Choices
1. Kyrian Nwoko
2. Kaspars Dubra
Fantasy Match Prediction:
This will be a probable draw, considering the defensive approach of both the teams. However, chances of Malta pushing for that victory which will catapult them to the second spot may see a strong offensive from their end