Malta vs Cyprus: The qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are underway, and Malta and Cyprus will face each other on September 2, 2021. Both teams are placed in Group H and will compete for a ticket to Qatar.
Malta vs Cyprus: Preview
Malta has played three games so far and lost the first. The second match ended in a 2-2 tie against Slovakia, thanks to the goals scored by Gambin and Satariano. However, after a good second match, they were destroyed by Croatia 3-0 in the third match. Due to their weak performance, the Maltese team is placed at the bottom of the table with just 1 point. They will, however, hope that their forwards return to form and put them in a stronger position.
As for Cyprus, they are in a stronger position than Malta, with four points from three games. They drew their opening game against Slovakia, with neither team scoring. In their second encounter, they were defeated 0-1 by Croatia. They defeated Slovenia 1-0 in their third match, with striker Ioannis Pittas scoring the winning goal.
Malta vs Cyprus: Match Timings
|Wednesday, 1st September||11:45 AM||PST|
|Wednesday, 1st September||2:45 PM||ET|
|Wednesday, 1st September||6:45 PM||GMT|
|Wednesday, 1st September||7:45 PM||BST|
|Thursday, 2nd September||12:15 AM||IST|
Malta vs Cyprus: Venue
Ta’Qali National Stadium will host Wednesday’s qualifier between Malta and Cyprus, the two teams who aim to climb the points table. The Ta’Qali stadium is the largest in Malta with a seating capacity of 16,997.
Malta vs Cyprus: Predictions
Malta lost their first game against Russia at the Ta’Qali, but they will be expecting not to repeat their mistakes and obtain a better outcome this time. However, Cyprus’s formidable defence lineup will work in their favour, as the Cypriot squad will win the match 1-0.
Malta vs Cyprus: Live Stream
|Austria||ZDF, Sky Sport, ORF TV, Sky Go Deutchland, SRF Zwei|
|Brazil||Globo, SporTV, Fox Sports|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||BHRT|
|Canada||RDS, CTV, TSN|
|Denmark||DR, TV 2|
|France||beIN Sports, TF1|
|Germany||ARD, ZDF, Sky Sport, DAZN|
|India||Sony TEN, Sony LIV, Sony ESPN|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Portugal||SportTV, RTP, SIC|
|Russia||Channel One, VGTRK, Match TV|
|Thailand||TrueVisions, Channel 5, Amarin TV|
|United Kingdom||BBC, ITV|
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