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England will play their final home match of a very flawless Euro 2024 qualifying campaign on Friday at Wembley against minnows Malta in Group C.

Even though the Three Lions are already certain to win the section, Gareth Southgate’s team is still aiming to earn as many points as possible this month in order to qualify for Pot 1 of the group stage draw.

England vs Malta

From the beginning of this Euro qualifying group, England has led the way. In their first group game, they defeated Italy 2-1 to get revenge for losing to them in the previous year’s European championship. Before being held to a draw in Ukraine, Gareth Southgate’s team went on to win their first five group matches.

They won 3-1 at home in their most recent qualifier to complete the double over Italy. The Three Lions’ thrilling victory over the European champions guaranteed their spot in the Euro Finals the following year. In their three home matches in this group, England has won all three with 12 goals scored and just one goal given up.

Malta has lost all seven of its group games and is still having difficulty at this level. They are seven points below North Macedonia and destined to finish last in the group. In their seven games, the Reds have only managed a meager two goals while giving up eighteen. This year’s rematch against England took place in June, ending in a 4-0 loss.

Two of those four goals came from penalty kicks, while one was scored by Malta. In their three away group games, Malta has let up seven goals; their worst loss was a 4-0 setback in Italy. In friendly internationals, Malta has actually won two games so far this year, defeating Gibraltar and Luxembourg. In their previous 11 games, those were their only two wins.


It should be more of the same versus Malta since England has a long history of being one of the top flat-track bullies on the international circuit.

Although Gareth Southgate is anticipated to make some changes on Friday night, Malta should be easily defeated even with an experimental lineup due to the abundance of talent at his disposal.

As a result, I’ll wager on the Three Lions to lead at the half and win again.

Given that star-studded England is a step up in level, this could be absolute carnage. Michele Marcolini’s players leaked four goals on their visit to Italy last month. On Friday, we anticipate a powerful, victorious England performance. Their present performance, combined with a potent home show, would result in numerous goals.

Regardless of how much Southgate rotates his England side ahead of Malta’s visit, it should be a comfortable victory for the Three Lions.

It should be another goal-fest for England and another clean sheet to match, with some good opportunities for fringe players to make an impression.

Tip: England to Win First Half / Over 3.5 Goals

England to win First Half – ✅

Over 3.5 Goals – ❌

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