Malta and the Faroe Islands met in the Euro 2020 qualifiers with a win apiece.
They also met in the first running of the Nations League with the Faroe Islands getting the better of Malta.
This time, Malta will be aiming to take at the least an away point.
New National coach Devis Mangia knows that his sides preparations have not been perfect. Malta has not played a competitive match sitnce he took over with friendlies against Gibraltar and Azerbaijan in March as well as games planned for June being cancelled due to coronavirus.
Faroe Islands managed just one win in their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 but that did come against their opponents in this opening Nations League contest.
Tonight’s match will be a tough test for the players and coach. It will be a test they all want to pass.
Malta host Latvia in their second Group D1 fixture at the National Stadium on Sunday
Henry Bonello (Valletta); Jake Galea (Sliema Wanderers); Andreas Vella (Santa Lucia).
Andrei Agius (Hibernians); Jean Borg (Valletta); Steve Borg (Gżira United); Zach Muscat (No Club); Enrico Pepe (Birkirkara)
Ryan Camenzuli (Floriana); Triston Caruana (Valletta); Juan Corbalan (Ħamrun Spartans); Jake Grech (Hibernians); Matthew Guillaumier (Birkirkara); Joseph Mbong (Ħamrun Spartans); Rowen Muscat (Valletta); Steven Pisani (Balzan); Neil Tabone (Żejtun Corinthians); Teddy Teuma (Royale Union Saint-Gilloise – Belgium).
Jurgen Degabriele (Hibernians); Shaun Dimech (Valletta); Luke Gambin (Colchester United – England); Paul Mbong (Birkirkara); Kyrian Nwoko (Valletta).
Photo: Dominic Aquilina