LAT Vs MLT Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Either side looks to break free of its rut and rake up an elusive win in the tournament.
Albeit they are unbeaten in their last four matches in the arena, Latvia haven’t had much to write home about from those displays. The side has drawn all three of its UEFA Nations League 2020-21 encounters, results will see the club chasing Group 1 leaders Faroe Islands.
The side’s most recent outing saw them being held to a 1-1 draw in League D by the table toppers, a performance which saw the club subject its boisterous supporters to yet another laggard and dreary attacking showing. The side has a measly two goals to show for its troubles in the marquee competition, a figure massively pushing the club back at the moment.
This battle between the two units features sides yet to register a win in the group. Malta’s 0-0 draw the last time around was the side’s second draw on the spin, a result which now leaves them without a win in their last ten outings in the footballing circuit.
LAT Vs MLT Fantasy Probable Winner
That run also sees the side without a win in away encounters since 2017. While Latvia haven’t fared any better, registering the sole win in their last nine home fixtures, the hosts should manage to do more than enough today to take this tie by the margin of the solitary goal.
Probable Playing 11
Roberts Ozols, Pavels Steinbors, Davis Oss, Marcis Oss, Antonijs Cernomordijs, Igors Tarasovs, Elvis Stuglis, Vladislavs Sorokins, Raivis Jurkovskis, Kriss Karklins, Kaspars Dubra
Jake Galea, Andrei Agius, Enrico Pepe, Kurt Shaw, Samir Arab, Bjorn Kristensen, Joseph Mbong, Matthew Guillaumier, Jurgen Degabriele, Kyrian Nwoko, Luke Gambin
UEFA Nations League 2020-21
Match: Latvia Vs Malta Group 1
Date And Time: 13th October, Tuesday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Daugavas stadions, Riga
Telecast: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Janis: 4 Goals
- Kyrian: 4 Goals
Faroe Islands Vs Latvia: 1-1
Andorra Vs Malta: 0-0
Latvia might have failed to win against Faroe Island but a point against the group leaders wasn’t a bad result. It was a draw the side earned solely due to Pavels Steinbors with the shot stopper putting on a staunch effort between the sticks.
For all their inabilities in attack, the one area Latvia are only going from strength to strength in is defence. The side has allowed a frugal two goals past it in three clashes, a backline which has managed to compensate for an uninspiring attack.
And with Malta hardly offering anything in attack themselves either, another cleansheet for Latvia can easily be on the cards today. It sees us opt for the duo Marcis Oss and Elvis Stuglis from the side for the imminent matchup.
Elsewhere, we are going to be roping in a partnership from the visiting team as well. With a cleansheet the last time around, Malta have the taste for a shut down and the necessary acumen on how to pull it off as well.
Also, with them bound to spend a magnitude of the time defending today, they can easily curb Latvia from scoring to see both of Zach Muscat and Andrei Agius be inducted in our framework.
In a team which has scored only twice till now, Janis Ilkaunieks finds himself as the proud holder of one of those goals. Also, with that strike coming against Faroe Islands, he makes for a must have pick for the day’s affair.
Roberts Savalnieks was a force to be reckoned with in the same encounter, a player who did it all from putting in the tackles and blocks to winning ball recoveries. Joining up is Artus Zjuzins, another critical name in defence for the team.
Malta on the other hand will be represented by the indomitable duo of Joseph Mbong and Ryan Camenzuli given the unstinted support they have lent to the side’s defence.
If there’s one side Latvia can rake up the goals against, its Malta. Up against a jittery backline, one with diminutive knowledge of defending, Andrejs Cigankiks will be quietly confident of hitting the back of the goal atleast once.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His goal the last time around sees Janis be our captain for the day while Oss is the vice-captain.
Steinbors, Oss, Stuglis, Agius, Muscat, Janis, Roberts, Artus, Mbong, Ryan, Andrejs
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