England have met Malta just three times. Twice in 1971 and then in June 2000. The game in 2000 finished 2-1, with goals from Martin Keown and Emile Heskey and an England own goal. That England team was home to huge names including Gary and Phil Neville, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Alan Shearer. Just 10,000 people were in attendance at the International friendly, full capacity at the Ta’Qali National Stadium in Malta.
Malta have never beaten England and are in fact 66/1 to do so at Wembley tomorrow. They lost their first World Cup qualifier 1-5 against Scotland, where Hull City’s Robert Snodgrass bagged a hat trick.
The Three Lions suffered a memorable 4-2 defeat in 2012, at the hands of Sweden. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an unbelievable overhead kick from 30 yards out on Steven Gerrard’s 100th international appearance.
Eric Dier to score first and England to win 9-0, 375/1
England’s record goal tally at Wembley was a 9-0 scoreline back in 1982 against Luxembourg. Bryan Robson captained the national side, managed by Bobby Robson.
Dier, who can play both defensively and in midfield, has made a total of 12 appearances for his country at International level, scoring two goals in the process. He has made 70 for his club, Tottenham, finding the net five times in the process.
He is familiar with England’s temporary Manager, Gareth Southgate, from his under-21 duties. He has featured nine times between 2013-15 for the U21’s.
Marcus Rashford to score first and England to win 10-0, 66/1
No pressure on the England lads here, one punter is so confident he has stuck a fiver on. The last time the Three Lions won 10-0 was in 1947 against Portugal, a difficult result to imagine in modern era England football.
His England call-up from Gareth Southgate was cemented as Harry Kane picked up an injury. Many pundits have suggested he should start in the game against Malta. Former England captain Alan Shearer said of the 18-year-old: “If you can step up for Manchester United, England will hold no worries for him.”