Summer starts with games involving national teams. And from day one, there are games between national teams at different levels. There are also friendlies, and perhaps the most exotic pairing on Wednesday will be Malta and Venezuela. The website’s experts have prepared a prediction for this friendly match on June 1, 2022. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet promo code.
Malta are quoted in football in roughly the same magnitude as their geographical
The Ioanites don’t even reach the level of a mid-table European football side. Suffice it to say that all of last year, the national team took only 5 points, and 4 of them – at the expense of duels against Cyprus (at the same time they surprised us in March 2021 with a away draw against Slovakia). However, what else should be expected from the team, which, with rare exceptions, consists of representatives of local clubs. On the other hand, there is now Theuma, a player in the main Belgian sensation’s squad, Union Saint-Gillois, and now James Brown from St Johnstone could also make his debut. Also this year, in friendlies, the Maltese have been unexpectedly effective. They have beaten not only Kuwait but also stalwart Azerbaijan.
Venezuela’s failure to qualify for the championship even at their level
The Red Wine, in general, is not particularly well regarded in South American football. But they even “outdid themselves” in qualifying for the Mundial. In 18 matches only 3 wins and 10 points were taken – even Bolivia had 5 points more. Nevertheless, Jose Pekerman retained his position, although he only came on as a manager last autumn. Understandably, one would expect an attempt to build a new team after such failures. But the Venezuelans just don’t seem to have a particularly wide choice. Even now, when there will be friendlies in which to experiment, only 3 debutants have been called up, with 1 of them being a goalkeeper. At the same time, the leaders Rincon and Rondon are included, but there will be no Darwin Machisa from Granada and ex-Dinamo player Erik Ramires.
These teams represent different continents and are not competing in the World Cup. It should come as no surprise that this encounter will be the first for them in the history of their relationship.
The guest from South America is considered to be the favourite, but do not underestimate it. We recommend to bet that this meeting can be won by Malta with a handicap “+1 goal scored” (odds – 1.85).