Malmo vs Oerebro: Preview and Prediction

Malmo vs Oerebro:
Swedish Allsvenskan.
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016,
Kick-Off: 18:00 UK
Venue: Swedbank Stadion (Malmo).

It is the top of the table clash in Swedish Allsvenskan, when first placed Malmo host fourth placed Oerebro on Monday night.

There is a 4 point gap between Malmo and Oerebro who are at 27 and 24 points respectively after 12 matches. The leaders Malmo are level on points with Norrkoping, who won 1-0 at Djurgarden on Saturday. And IFK Goteborg are 3 points behind them after a 4-1 win against GIF Sundsvall. Avoiding a defeat here could take Oerebro back to third position dismantling Goteborg.

Malmo went in to the mid-season break on a 4 match winning run. They haven’t drawn any matches in the league so far this season. The stats in 12 matches read 9 wins and 3 losses. They won 5 and lost 1 at home, with their last 4 being straight wins with clean sheets.

Oerebro are unbeaten in the last five with three wins and their last two being draws. They had also kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches. Their away form this season reads 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.

Malmo vs Oerebro: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Overall (37 matches): Malmo – 18 wins, Oerebro – 10 wins, Draws – 9.
  • Malmo at home vs Oerebro (19 matches): 11 wins, 5 draws, 3 losses.
  • Both league meetings between the two sides in Allsvenskan ended in draws – a 2-2 draw at Malmo in the first leg, followed by a 1-1 draw at Oerebro in the second leg.
  • Malmo had lost once in 6 meetings against Oerebro, winning 3 and drawing 2.

Malmo vs Oerebro: Prediction

Malmo will go in as slight favorites on the back of a strong run of form and home advantage. However Oerebro are a team that shouldn’t be underestimated and they are capable of pulling an upset.

It is also a priority of either sides to avoid a defeat which help them to hold on to their respective positions in the standings. So it is likely that both coaches may adopt a conservative approach. There is a higher chance for this match to end in a draw and considering the defensive strengths of both sides, goals will be on the lower side.

A double chance of Malmo to win or draw is my tip for this match and expect goals to stay under 2.5.

Malmo vs Oerebro: Tips

  1. Double Chance – Malmo/Draw
  2. Under 2.5 goals