Malta vs Ukraine predictions: Euro 2024 Qualifying match
Who will triumph in the Malta vs Ukraine Euro 2024 Qualifying clash?
Group B of the 2024 European Championship qualifiers offers an intriguing narrative as Malta plays host to Ukraine. These two teams find themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum within the qualifiers, creating an intriguing clash of fortunes. Ukraine is in hot pursuit of the coveted second spot in the group, looking to secure their ticket to the Euros. They are fueled by ambition and determination, striving to make their presence felt on the European football stage. However, for Malta, the journey has been a stark contrast. They face the harsh reality of having nothing to play for, languishing at the bottom of the group with no point to their name. Their Euro dreams have already faded into the distance.
Malta vs Ukraine match details
Date: Tuesday, 17th October 2023
Time: 20:45 CET
Venue: Grawnd Nazzjonali, Ta’ Qali, Malta.
Malta vs Ukraine match preview
- Malta enters the upcoming match as one of just five squads yet to secure any points during the qualifying rounds, aiming to end their recent streak of disappointing results. Malta struggled as they endured a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Italy in their last qualifier game. Malta is firmly rooted at the bottom of Group B, having faced defeat in all six matches thus far.
- On the flip side, Ukraine rejuvenated their campaign for a place in Germany over the weekend with a well-deserved 2-0 win against North Macedonia. This victory followed a 2-1 loss to Italy on September 12, ending their four-match unbeaten streak in all competitions. Currently, the team holds 10 points from six matches, placing them third in Group C, level on points with the second-placed Italy, and trailing the group leader, England, by three points.
Malta vs Ukraine qualifiers key stats
- This will be the third-ever meeting between Malta and Ukraine, with both sides picking up one win apiece in their previous two encounters.
- Ukraine have not lost five of their last six matches across all competitions; they have won three and secured two draws.
- Malta has lost six games in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, conceding 15 goals and scoring just once.
- Malta has failed to win three of their last four away matches, losing twice and placing up one draw since March.
Malta Qualifiers form
Ukraine Qualifiers form
- Ukraine showcased remarkable teamwork and cohesion during their recent encounter with North Macedonia over the weekend. This impressive performance has injected a renewed sense of self-assurance into the Ukrainian squad as they gear up for their next match, scheduled for Thursday.
- With the momentum from their last game and a boost in confidence, Ukraine appears to be the favorite here. The odds are stacked in their favor, and it’s widely anticipated that they will dominate the game, leaving little room for doubt. They will secure a victory and do so absolutely, claiming all three valuable points at stake.
- Meanwhile, their opponents, Malta, are struggling and face a challenging task against Ukraine’s formidable lineup. As the stage is set for this one-sided affair, all eyes will be on Ukraine’s players as they seek to solidify their position in the qualifiers and earn a place in the Euros.
Betting pick: Ukraine to win
The upcoming Euro 2024 Qualifying match between Malta and Ukraine promises to clash with contrasting fortunes. This match represents a tale of resilience against adversity, with Malta seeking to salvage pride and Ukraine chasing a coveted place on the grand European football stage.
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