Malmo vs Jonkopings
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Swedbank Stadion.
The defending champions will look to recover after a shocking second round elimination in Champions league qualifications to Macedonian Vardar.
The defeat in Skopje made it three consecutive games without a defeat for Malmo which clearly sounds for the alarm bells.
Magnus Pehrsson has lots of headaches caused by the vulnerability of his defensive line since The Blues are not used to conceding three goals in back-to-back fixtures.
Luckily for the Blues, they don’t have a real competitor in their domestic league as the team still sits six points clear at the top of the standings in spite of a 3-3 draw with Sirius in their previous Allsvenskan outing.
Jonkopings could have thus not picked up a better timing for the visit to Swedbank Stadion, but their form does not promise miracles against the champions.
Jimmy Thelin’s side is on a run of eight straight games without a single victory and the latest of the disappointing failures happened last weekend when J-Sodra dropped home points to Hacken (0-1 defeat).
Malmo vs Jonkopings Sodra: Head to head
Malmo have entirely dominated this match-up winning five of six head to head encounters with Jonkopings.
Moreover the visitors have lost in each of their three previous visits to Swedbank Stadion with the dreadful goal differential (1-9).
Malmo vs Jonkopings Sodra: Prediction
This is going to be a one-way street from the very first minute as Pehrsson’s squad will be highly motivated to boost up the confidence after a tough period.
We would not be surprised to see the champions netting three or more goals against the struggling Jonkopings side.
Malmo vs Jonkopings Sodra: Bet Tips
The main bet is Malmo -1.5 handicap at the odds of 21/20.
You can also take Malmo Over 2.5 Team Goals at 11/8.