Spain welcomes Malta
Spain welcomes Malta at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza in Cadiz in a match from Group F of the Euro 2020 qualifiers. If they don’t lose this game, La Roja will officially win the first place in front of Sweden.
So far Spain are unbeaten in this group, having a record of six wins and two draws. These two draws came in their last two matches on Scandinavian soil against Norway and Sweden. These were two tough visits up North, but La Roja managed to survive without actually conceding a defeat.
Against Sweden in the previous round Spain were really close to suffering their first defeat in the group. Marcus Berg put the hosts ahead in the 50th minute and until the 92th minute Sweden had an advantage in the result. That’s when the substitute Rodrigo scored for Spain and equalised after an assist from Fabian Ruiz. This could have been Robert Moreno’s first defeat with the national team since he replaced Luis Enrique.
Against Sweden Robert Moreno took some interesting decisions. He put Gerard Moreno and Mikel Oyarzabal upfront, while Dani Ceballos was operating behind them. In defense Moreno surprised everyone with the decision to call the veteran Raul Albiol.
Malta on the other hand are at the bottom of the group, being 6th with just 3 points won so far. They have one win and seven losses in eight games played.
In their last game Malta visited the Faroe Islands and had a good chance to win some points, but instead suffered a 0-1 loss. Rogvi Baldvinsson scored the only goal in the game after 71 minutes of playing.
That’s our quick preview on the match between Spain and Malta, which is going to be played in Cadiz on Friday. We have no doubts that La Roja will win this one, officially winning the group as well.