Malmo vs Dynamo Kiev
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Swedbank Stadion (Malmö).
Malmo missed out on the Allsvenskan title by a narrow one-point margin. And now, are currently in contention to miss out on a ticket to the round of 32 on similar grounds. With Dynamo Kiev on a positive form at the moment, it looks like Malmo have their work cut out for them this week.
Malmo vs Dynamo Kiev Head to head (h2h)
- Their only recent meeting was the reverse fixture of this clash which Dynamo Kiev won 1-0.
- Prior to that, they last met over two legs back in 1978 in the European Champions Clubs’ Cup, with the first leg in Kharkiv ending in a stalemate.
- The second leg witnessed Malmo register a 2-0 win.
Malmo vs Dynamo Kiev Prediction
Malmo made a return to winning ways prior to the international break after they picked up a convincing 2-0 win over Varnamo in the Svenska Cupen. The hosts have now dropped points just once in their last five games in all competitions as well.
At home, Malmo have looked their strongest. They have come out on top in five of their previous six clashes here. The Swedish outfit have not stumbled at home in their Europa league fixtures either, with their most recent one on home soil ending in a 2-1 win over Lugano.
On the other hand, Dynamo Kiev will be making the trip to Swedbank Stadion on the back of a 3-0 win over Mariupol at home. As of now, the visitors are the front runners to bag the last and final ticket to the round of 32, as they hold a slender one-point cushion over Malmo.
It is also worth mentioning that Dynamo Kiev have been tough to take down in their outings. They have so far avoided defeat in their last two trips across Europe by forcing their foes to share the spoils with them. Also, it was the visitors who secured the bragging rights in their previous h2h meeting as well.
Furthermore, it goes without saying that Dynamo Kiev are a far more experienced side on the global stage. As opposed to Malmo who are part of a less competitive domestic campaign. Hence the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Dynamo Kiev in this one.
Be that as it may, the hosts have admitted defeat just once in their last ten games here. Given that the visiting contingent have managed no more than a draw in three of their previous seven outings, the safest punt would have to be a double chance.
Additionally, both teams have looked solid at the back and have conceded just five goals between them in Group B. Taking into account that their last h2h encounter was also a low scoring affair, goals are expected to be hard to come by on Thursday.
Malmo vs Dynamo Kiev Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Dynamo Kiev @ 1.44 (4/9)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).