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| On May 30, 2021 4:30 PM IST

MLT vs NIR Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Malta vs Northern Ireland International Friendly Live Score 30 May

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MLT vs NIR Dream11: The ever improving Malta continued their upward curve in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in March. They lost 3-1 against Russia after being just 2-1 down in the dying moments as well as leading 2-0 away against Slovakia only to draw 2-2. That upward curve is not something replicated with Northern Ireland. The departure of Michael O’Neill signalled an apparent major decline in performance under the tutelage of Ian Barraclough. His tenure has seen the Northern Irish not win inside 90 minutes in any of his ten games in charge but there was some improvement in performance when they lost 2-0 in Italy in March. A neutral venue for this will mean Northern Ireland are the favourites but it really is much closer than it should be; it is likely to be low-scoring.

Date: 30 May, Sunday
Time: 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Wörthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

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Recent form:

Malta – L-D-L-D-W
Northern Ireland – D-L-L-D-L

Head-to-head (seven meetings)

SWE Wins- 05
Draws– 02
FIN Wins– 00

MLT vs NIR Dream11 Today Match Prediction Details

Malta News

Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury or suspension issue before coming into this match.

Expected changes and Strategy: Malta called up 29 players in his latest international squad. Defender Andrei Agius is two games away from a century of caps. They have a full-strength squad for this clash. 

Malta Starting XI (Likely)

Henry Bonello
Andrei Agius
Kurt Shaw
Ferdinando Apap
Enrico Pepe
Bjorn Kristensen
Steve Pisani
Joseph Mbong
Jurgen Degabriele
Shaun Dimech
Kyrian Nwoko

Northern Ireland News

Injury Report and Unavailability: The away side don’t have any injury or suspension issue before coming into this match.

Expected changes and Strategy: The Irish side is bestowed with Premier League experience like Stuart Dallas, Paddy McNair and Bailey Peacock-Farrell, which could be big plus for the side.

Northern Ireland Starting XI (Likely)

Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Stuart Dallas
Craig Cathcart
Shane Ferguson
Paddy McNair
Niall McGinn
George Savile
Jordan Jones
Kyle Lafferty
Liam Boyce
Paul Smyth

MLT vs NIR Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Paul Smyth: Smyth has 3 goals and a total of 16 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 32.41%. He had a total of 6 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 2 key passes and he created a total of 8 chances.

Kyle Lafferty: Lafferty has 1 goals and a total of 6 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 35.74%. He had a total of 5 big chances. He has a total of 1 assists, 7 key passes and he created a total of 7 chances.

X-factors, differential picks

Kyrian Nwoko: Nwoko has 1 goals and a total of 6 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 28.48%. He had a total of 3 big chances. He has a total of 0 assists, 7 key passes and he created a total of 4 chances.

MLT vs NIR Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper: Bonello
Defenders: Dallas, Cathcart, Apap, Pepe
Midfielders: Jones, Lafferty, McGinn, Dimech
Attackers: Boyce, Smyth, Nwoko

Likely Winner:

As things stand, neither of the two sides is recognized for their attacking quality. However, Malta’s modest standing means that Northern Ireland and Kyle Lafferty in particular might not get a better opportunity to rediscover their scoring touch.. In our MLT vs NIR Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-1 win for the Irish in this match.

Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.