Malta v England
The first of England's two World Cup Qualifier matches kicks off at 19:45 on Friday evening when they travel to the Ta' Qali National Stadium to play Malta.
Malta v England: Best Odds
Compare odds on the match via the ALL ODDS tab below. Bookmakers offering the best odds on a Malta win (H), an England win (A), or a draw (D) are highlighted below.
NB: Malta v England odds correct at the time this betting preview went live.
Malta v England: Betting Offers
If you're going to be betting on the game, take a look at some of the latest betting offers and price boosts that bookmakers offer for England's match against Malta:
Moneyback if it's 0-0
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England to beat Malta: 16/1
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England To Beat Malta: 25/1
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Malta v England: Preview
England head to Malta this Friday to play Pietro Ghedin’s team in the next round of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
Having beaten Malta 2-0 last October, England will be looking to take another victory before they face Slovakia three days later at Wembley.
While Gareth Southgate’s team are favourites, odds are pretty short so it's probably better to signup to a new bookmaker and claim one of the price boosts above.
It would be a massive shock if England didn’t win Friday’s game.
They haven’t lost any of their World Cup Qualifiers yet, and given Malta haven’t won any of theirs, it easy to see why the odds are so short on England.
A win would put Southgate’s men in a strong position to qualify for Russia, as they're currently just 2 points above Slovakia in Group F after 6 games played.
A win for Malta won’t make much of a difference to their World Cup hopes, as they are currently sitting at the bottom of the table and aren’t likely to qualify.
You can watch Malta v England live on ITV at 19:45 on Friday the 1st of September.
Malta's Best Odds: 70/1
If you’re betting on Malta surprising England and taking the three points, Ladbrokes.com offers the best odds at 70/1 plus a 'bet £50, get £50 in bonus bets' deal for new members.
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To say Malta are having a rough time in trying to qualify for the 2018 World Cup would be a bit of an understatement to say the least.
Ghedin’s men haven’t managed to secure a single victory from their qualifying games so far, and are currently sitting at the bottom of the group on 0 points.
While Ghedin’s team may have made major strides in their performance over the past few year’s, they’re still one of the weakest teams in the competition.
It will be a very big ask for them to beat England on Friday night, with bookmakers clearly pricing them up as extreme underdogs for the game.
England's Best Odds: 1/25
If you’re betting on an England win, Bet365.com offers best odds at 1/25.
England have a tough weekend ahead, playing 2 qualifiers in 4 days, however a win against Malta would secure their top spot in Group F and take some of the pressure off.
Southgate’s men are currently sitting on 14 points, 2 points clear of second place Slovakia.
As only the winners of the group are guaranteed qualification, grabbing another 3 points before they play Slovakia on Monday would be ideal.
Overall, the English squad is looking extremely strong and has been performing well, and it’s no wonder bookmakers offer them as clear favourites to win.
Southgate has named a 28-man squad, which includes 2 new faces in Nathaniel Chalobah - England’s most-capped youth international, and Harry Maguire from Leicester City.
Adam Lallana is missing due to injury and Rooney couldn’t be lured back from retirement.
England are in a great position in the lead up to the Malta clash, and they should easily take a full 3 points from Friday’s game at the Ta' Qali National Stadium.
With bookmakers offering such short odds on England, make sure you take advantage of the price boosts or bonus bets that you get as a new customer.
Best Odds On A Draw: 20/1
If you're betting on neither team doing enough to win this World Cup Qualifier, Betfair.com offers the best odds at 20/1 as well as £30 in bonus bets for new members.
To claim the Betfair signup offer, simply register a new account today and bet £10 on Malta v England and they'll credit your account with £30 in bonus bets!
It would be a big surprise if this game ended is a draw given both teams performance of late, however you never know what could happen on the day.
Bookmakers odds on a draw are actually quite attractive - especially as the game starts 0-0.
NB: Malta v England odds correct at the time this betting preview went live. Online bookmakers also shorten odds closer to kick off so bet early for the best odds!