Malta vs England 20:45 (CET)  Friday, 16th June 2023

Euro Qualifying

Malta vs England Head-to-Head Stats

  • Played 3 times before (England 3, Draws 0, Malta 0)
  • FIFA World Rankings, England 5, Malta 172
  • Last met, World Cup Qual (Sept 2017), Malta 0-4 England
  • Harry Kane scored a brace vs Malta in the last head-to-head
  • 12 of England’s last 19 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS (63%)
  • Both DIDN’T score in 21 of England’s last 31 games (68%)
  • England have lost just 4 of their last 35 games (90 mins) (89%)
  • England have won 17 of their last 33 games ‘to nil’
  • Kane (England) is their current top scorer (55)
  • Malta have scored in 8 of their last 10 games


The focus switches back to the international scene this week with the domestic action over and it’s Euro 2024 qualifying time.

Plenty going on, including the tournament’s runners-up last time England as they travel to Malta on Friday night.

The nations have played just 3 times in the past and it’s no shocker to see that England have won all three – after all, the Three Lions do have a FIFA World Ranking of 5 compared to Malta’s 172!

This is reflected in the match betting too as you are certainly not going to get rich backing England at 1/25, with the draw 14/1 and Malta on offer at 40/1 for the upset.

The sides last played in Sept 2017 and that ended in a comfortable 0-4 away win for England, thanks to a brace from Harry Kane.

Kane has travelled with the squad again this time and the Spurs striker is expected to figure again as he looks to add to his 55 goals already scored for his country.

He’s only 1/3 to score though and 21/10 to net the game’s opening goal – but you could opt for the bigger 5/4 on Kane getting 2+ goals in the game, just like he did when he last faced Malta. Oh, Kane has also bagged 2+ goals 9 times he’s played for England.

Looking at recent England games they head here off the back of a 2-0 win over Ukraine and have now only lost 4 of their last 35 games in 90 mins. They’ve also won 17 of their last 33 ‘to nil’, which is on the table at 4/11

12 of England’s last 19 matches also went OVER 2.5 GOALS, but this is another short-priced option at just 1/4, but you could add a few more goals to get better value. Over 3.5 Goals is 8/13, while Over 4.5 Goals is 11/8.

Both teams didn’t score in 21 of England’s last 31 matches too – this can be backed at 1/3, with both teams to score at 9/4. It might pay to note that Malta have actually scored in 8 of their last 10 matches.

However, the call is to side with their being OVER 1.5 GOALS scored in the first half at 8/11. This bet has paid out in England’s last two games against better opposition and also in 3 of their last 4.