GIF Sundsvall vs Sirius
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Saturday, 1st July 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Swedbank Stadion.
AFC Eskilstuna will have to travel to the capital on the toughest of the away fixtures in the league this Saturday when they are set to play the reigning champions Malmo FF.
The league’s newcomers have nothing to hope for against the current Allsvenskan leaders having previously won no more than four points in 12 opening rounds of the competition.
It seemed that the Blues will walk their way towards the title defense with ease at the very start of the season, but the team led by Magnus Pehrsson ran into a sort of crisis when they took only a single point from matches with Hammarby and Norrkoping.
Malmo, however, quickly returned to the winning ways by clinching consecutive away wins over AIK and Jonkopings Sodra before the summer break.
The visitors obviously do not possess the quality to compete in the top flight of the Swedish football as they hold the rock-bottom of the standings after 12 rounds of the competition.
The disastrous start to the new campaign required a change on the bench as Michael Jolley has been appointed as the new head coach.
The English manager is unlucky to be facing the champions on his debut, but it will be the best of the tests for him after the team conceded as many as seven goals in back-to-back losses to Djurgarden and AIK a month ago.
Malmo FF vs AFC Eskilstuna: Head to head
Shockingly, AFC Eskilstuna won both of their previous ties with Malmo FF. The first one happened back in 2006 in Svenska Cupen, while the second was just before the start of this season when the league’s newcomers claimed a 0-1 win in a friendly.
Malmo FF vs AFC Eskilstuna: Prediction
The hosts are massive favourites and the only question ahead of the match is the margin of Malmo’s win.
We see a one-sided game from the very first whistle and advise you to go for the convincing victory for the reigning champions.
Malmo FF vs AFC Eskilstuna: Betting Tips
The main betting prediction will be Malmo FF -2.5 handicap at the odds of 2.45 with Unibet.
The second bet is Malmo FF Over 2.5 team goals at 1.72.