The Reds, with a FIFA ranking of 176, are easily one of the worst teams in the whole world. They are simply considered to be a placeholder in UEFA Qualification competitions – be it to the World Cup, or the Euros. They are also part of the bottom-most League D, and have been so since its inception.
Going on, they were also placed dead last in their respective groups in the qualification campaigns to the 2016 and 2021 Euros. In fact, from the combined 20 games, they had a grand total of one win.
Note that they were also placed dead last in the qualification campaign to the 2018 World Cup. Their record was nine losses and a draw from a total of ten fixtures. Meanwhile, Our Guys had made it to the final eight of the previous world cup finals, and even had eliminated tournament favorites Spain in the process.
Moreover, they compete in the far more better League B in the UNL tournament, and they had finished second in Group G in the 2016 Euro Qualifiers.
They delivered an even better campaign in the 2021 Euro Qualifiers, as they recorded eight wins from ten games, and finished second behind Belgium in Group I. By the looks of things, surely expect Russia to post the three points on the board this Wednesday.
Malta vs Russia: Head-to-head.
These two teams are about to lock horns with each other for the first time.
Malta vs Russia Prediction
Stanislav Cherchesov’s men are one of the two heavyweights in Group H of the World Cup Qualifiers. While the top-most team would get direct entry into the main competition, the second-placed team could just make it to the second round.
Obviously, Our Guys would prefer the first position, but note that they would have to race ahead of Croatia in order to do that. Do take into account the fact that the Croatians had appeared in the final of the 2018 World Cup.
It’s imperative that Cherchesov’s men begin on the right note, and since they are opening their campaign against a minnow, the expectation would be a compelling win for the Russians. Do also count on them to score in plenty in the process.
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