Malmo FF vs Hacken
Date: Sunday, 20 May 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Swedbank Stadion, Malmo.
The defending champions will be desperate to rebound from the shocking streak of three subsequent defeats in Allsvenskan. The away loss to Trelleborg forced team’s bosses to make a change on the bench as they appointed Daniel Andersson as the new manager.
Andersson could have hardly imagined a tougher debut as his men had to play the table-toppers Hammarby in mid-week fixture. Even though certain improvements were noticed in Malmo’s game, they still fell 3-2 at the end, a defeat which kept them 14 points behind the runaway leaders.
A win over sixth-placed Hacken is an imperative for the hosts. To make things worse for the champions, Hacken will come into this as the form favourites and off the back of consecutive demolishing victories over Trelleborg and Elfsborg.
Malmo vs Hacken: Head-to-head
Malmo FF have a chance to make it all square in the H2H stats with Hacken with a win in their 33rd H2H encounter.
Hacken stunned the Sky Blues 1-2 on the road in their previous meeting in late-November last year.
Three or more goals were seen in four of last five head to head matches.
Malmo vs Hacken: Prediction
Malmo’s defensive line showed plenty of holes once again on Wednesday when they shipped three goals away at Hammarby. It will be under a huge pressure on Sunday as well given Hacken notched an impressive eight-goal tally in last two league outings. As four of last five H2H games brought three or more goals, we’ll take the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.80.
As for the outcome, the value is with Malmo FF to win & BTTS, priced up at 4.00. The hosts just can’t afford a slip-up here which is why we fancy the 2.05 odds offered for their win as well in spite of the poor form at the start of the season.
Malmo vs Hacken: Bet Tips
- Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80
- Malmo FF to win & BTTS @ 4.00.