Malta vs Ukraine Lineups: The away team will have to take all three points to even any hope of qualifying from the group stage.
During Malta’s challenging journey in Group C, Head Coach Marcolini hasn’t had much to cheer about.
However, there’s some good news for the home team as captain Steve Borg is set to return after missing the game against Italy due to a suspension.
Muscat is also notable as one of the three squad members playing outside the Maltese league, currently representing Portuguese side Farense.
On the flip side, Ukraine’s offensive arsenal seems to have taken a hit.
Ruslan Malinovskyi, after receiving his third yellow card of the group in the victory against North Macedonia, faces a one-match suspension.
Although he was only on the bench in the previous game, his absence will be felt.
Ukraine has historically struggled to assert dominance over Malta.
Notably, Malta clinched a victory against the Blue and Yellow in a 2017 friendly and only narrowly lost to a Tsygankov penalty in their first official clash this year.
We say: Malta 0-3 Ukraine
Malta vs Ukraine Lineups
Bonello, Attard, S. Borg, Muscat, Pepe, Shaw, Kristensen, Guillaumier, Yankam, J. Mbong, Montebello
Trubin, Konoplya, Zabarnyi, Matvienko, Mykolenko, Zinchenko, Stepanenko, Zubkov, Sudakov, Mudryk, Dovbyk