Scandinavian flags will mark the cityscape in Malmö on Thursday. On the one hand, Swedish banners will be hoisted. In addition, there are certainly many Danish flags, because in the Europa League there is a duel between Malmö FF and FC Copenhagen. The arrival of the guest fans can be done quite relaxed over the Öresund Bridge.
Malmo vs FC Copenhagen Soccer Betting Prediction
Therefore, we expect an atmospheric derby between last year’s third of the Swedish Allsvenskan and the reigning Danish champion. The pressure is clearly on the side of Sweden, who entered the group stage of the Europa League with a defeat at Dynamo Kiev. Copenhagen, however, could celebrate a perfect start at home with FC Lugano 1-0 at home.
In the classification Malmö is under pressure. However, the Swedes, especially internationally, have shown tremendous home strength in the last two campaigns. Therefore, we can imagine that the Swedes straighten the table again on Thursday. In the duel between Malmö and Copenhagen, our prediction is towards a success of the Swedes.
Many old acquaintances will meet on Thursday. Four Danes play in Malmö, while FC Copenhagen have three Swedes in the squad. Linguistic differences should not exist between the two teams. But this derby is not just about a bad victory, it’s also a lot of prestige at stake.
Therefore, we expect an intense game of two teams, which are initially compact, because just the neighborhood duel want to lose both teams under any circumstances. This circumstance could indicate that in the duel between Malmö and FC Copenhagen a tip on a few goals may make sense.
As favorites, we have chosen the Swedes, even if the bookmakers, judging by the odds, expect a very close match. A narrow home win with few goals might therefore not be a bad choice.
Malmö – Statistics & Current Form
Four games are still to complete in the Swedish Allsvenskan. The title fight has entered the hot phase. It is Crunch Time in Swedish football, because four teams can still win the championship. In the middle is Malmö FF. The team of Uwe Rösler is second with 56 points and three points behind leaders Djurgardens.
Against this background, it is not easy to concentrate on the Europa League. Home strength can Malmö but trust. In qualifying for the Europa League, there were four home games in four home games. Overall, Malmö has suffered only one defeat in their last 13 home games.
This bankruptcy was against Chelsea FC, ie against a team of absolute top format. Also in this game the Swedes were equal at 1: 2. The team of Uwe Rösler wants to play off this quality in their own stadium on Thursday in the derby. Therefore, in the duel between Malmö and Copenhagen, we would be considering the odds of a home win.
Last weekend, MFF was successful abroad. In the league, there was a 1-0 away win at AFC Eskiltuna. The Dane Anders Christiansen was the shooter of the Golden Gate. Malmö now has three wins in a row. At home there was also only one goal in the last six games.
Anders Christiansen naturally knows FC Copenhagen as a Dane very well. He also knows that many injured players are not available to the opponent.
“I can not say that the injuries at the FCK are an advantage for us. It does not matter who plays. It’s still the same quality. ” – Anders Christensen
Nevertheless, he sees in this fact, no great advantage for his team, because the Dane attests to his compatriots in general, a very high quality, so it makes no difference who plays.
While Copenhagen has a lot of staff worries, Malmö looks almost perfect. It seems that only center-back Franz Brorsson will not be available for injury. Uwe Rösler can almost go short in the derby. In addition, should also count on Thursday again star Markus Rosenberg, who will rotate with great certainty in the team.
Expected formation of Malmö:
➲ Melicharek – Nielsen, Knudsen, Larsson – Christiansen, Berget, Lewicki, Traustason, Beijmo – Rosenberg, Antonsson
➲ Coach: Rösler
Last matches of Malmo:
⚽️ 29.09.2019 – Eskilstuna vs.. Malmö FF 0: 1 (Allsvenskan)
⚽️ 26.09.2019 – Malmö FF vs. Helsingborg 3: 0 (Allsvenskan)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – IF Elfsborg Vs. Malmö FF 0: 3 (Allsvenskan)
⚽️ 19.09.2019 – Dynamo Kiev vs. Malmö FF 1: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 15.09.2019 – Malmo FF Vs. IFK Norrkoping 1: 0 (Allsvenskan)
FC Copenhagen – Statistics & Current Form
Compared to the Swedish league is in the Danish Superligaen completed just about a third. Eleven matchdays have been played and it looks very nice for FC Copenhagen so far. The defending champion is only one point behind the leader Midtjylland with 25 points. All other teams are already far behind, so it looks like a duel for the Danish championship already.
Overall, FC Copenhagen has been without defeat for four games. However, the Danish champion seems to have lost some of his sovereignty in recent weeks. For example, they worked hard in Hilleröd with a 5: 3 victory in the next round in the Danish Cup. At the moment, there seems to be a lack of balance.
Nevertheless, the team of Stale Solbakken has a lot of quality in the team, at least in the national comparison. Internationally, the Danes are relatively difficult. In the Europa League, including the playoffs, FC Copenhagen has not met away for three games. That does not sound like it would make sense to predict an away win in the match between Malmö and FC Copenhagen.
Last weekend, the FCK celebrated a 4-2 win over Silkeborg in parking and bagged it after half an hour. An own goal as well as the goals of Pieros Soteriou, Michael Santos and Zeca meant a 4: 0 lead, before Silkeborg in the second section with two hits still a little result cosmetics operated.
In the Swedish and Danish gazettes this game is touted as the Battle of Öresund.
“I do not see Malmö as an enemy or rival.” – Stale Solbakken
The stadium is likely to be jam-packed and the explosiveness of this game is hard to miss. Nevertheless, Stale Solbakken keeps the ball flat and tries to make this match a normal game.
The hospital at FCK is almost overcrowded these days. Many regular players are not available. Especially the failures of the two attackers Dame N’Doye and Jonas Wind are painful. However, Robert Mudrazija, Keeper Steven Grytebust, Nicolai Boilesen, Nikolaj Thomsen and Stephan Andersen are also missing. It is also questionable the use of Jens Stage and Viktor Fischer, but where there is still hope.
Expected formation of FC Copenhagen:
➲ Johnsson – Bengtsson, Nelsson, Papagiannopoulos, Bartolec – Zeca, Stage, Falk Jensen, Biel – Sotiriou, Santos
➲ Coach: Solbakken
Last matches of FC Copenhagen:
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – FC Copenhagen vs. Silkeborg 4: 2 (Super League)
⚽️ 25.09.2019 – Hilleröd vs. FC Copenhagen 3: 5 (Cup)
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – FC Copenhagen vs. Midtjylland 0: 0 (Superliga)
⚽️ 19.09.2019 – FC Copenhagen vs. Lugano 1: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 15.09.2019 – Hobro Vs. FC Copenhagen 2: 1 (Superliga)
Malmo vs FC Copenhagen Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Despite the geographical proximity, there were only two duels between Malmö FF and FC Copenhagen. These did not take place in the European Cup, but in the Royal League. In the mid-2000s, this was a competition with Swedish, Danish and Norwegian clubs to elect an unofficial Scandinavian champion. However, this league is no longer available.
In the 2004/05 season, the two clubs met each other. In the direct comparisons it stands after victories 1: 1. Malmö won the home game first with 1: 0. Copenhagen took revenge in the Danish capital with a 2-1 win and was also the winner of the Royal League at the end of the season. Markus Rosenberg, at the time also in the service of Malmö, became top scorer.
Malmo vs FC Copenhagen Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
The leaders are trying to downplay the importance of this match a bit, but when Malmö and Copenhagen meet in the Europa League, it’s more than just three points. The Swedes need the counters more urgently and should have a better chance of winning. After all, Malmö has conceded only one defeat in the last 13 home games in European Cup.
In addition, the Swedes conceded in the last six home games only one goal. Therefore, the tendency in this game seems relatively clear. However, the Danish champions have not lost for four games. Nevertheless, we are clearly leaning in the direction of giving a tip on a home win in the match between Malmö and FC Copenhagen.
Key Facts – Malmö vs FC Copenhagen tips
📌 Malmö has lost only one of the last 13 international home games.
📌 In the last six home games, the Swedes have conceded only one goal.
📌 Copenhagen has been unbeaten for four games in a row.
In the match between Malmö and FC Copenhagen, we are betting on a home win and under 2.5 goals. With a 1: 0 or 2: 0 for Malmö the odds of 4.00 would be paid out.
Competition: Europa League Group. B
Betting Prediction: Malmö and under 2.5