All the factz you need on tonight’s Malta v England match

Tonight, Malta play England in Ta’Qali – here are 10 essential factz you need to know about tonight’s match.

• In the reverse fixture, England ran out 2-0 winners, with Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli bagging the goals in Gareth Southgate’s first game in charge of the national side.
• The sides have met on 4 previous occasions, with England winning all of them.
• England’s biggest win came in 1971, a 5-0 thumping. But in the other matches, England have never scored more than 2 goals.
• Malta’s most famous player is 36-year-old Michael Mifsud, who fans of Coventry City and Barnsley may remember, who has scored 40 goals for the side – a national record.
• Malta have lost all 6 matches in Group F, conceding 15 goals and scoring just 2.
• England are top of Group F with 14 points from 6 matches, but have only scored 10 goals so far.
• England have won 4, drawn 3 and lost 2 of their last 9 internationals – the defeats have come in friendlies to Germany and France.
• Malta beat Ukraine in June 1-0 – it was their first win in an international fixture in June 2015. In between they played 22 matches and lost 18 of them.
• Malta’s national stadium, Ta’Qali, holds 16,997 – less than a fifth of the capacity of Wembley Stadium.
• Luton Town fans will have more of an interest in this fixture than some, as midfielder Luke Gamblin is in Malta’s squad.