Malmo vs Sarpsborg Prediction & Match Preview

Malmo FF vs Sarpsborg 08
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Swedbank Stadion (Malmö).

The most successful team in Sweden in terms of trophies will host the team from Norway in Round 4 of the Europa League.

The reigning Swedish champions are finding it hard in both the domestic and European competition. They are 3rd in Group I with 4 points same as their opponents for Thursday.

The Blues are undefeated in 8 games on the trot with 4 wins included. At present they are on a 2 game winning streak and both of those were on Allsvenskan, conceding no goals in either of those matches as well.

Another highlight of their season is their home form. They are yet to be beaten at home and in the 13 games they played on home soil they managed to win 8.

Sarpsborg is unbeaten in their previous 4 matches which include a win. They are 9th in their domestic table and have 10 wins from 28 matches in Eliteserien.

Away form is terrible for the team from Norway. They are winless in 8 matches on the road which includes a 6 game losing streak too. Manager Geir Bakke and his team have a chance to progress into the playoffs if they manage to win at least 2 games.

Both these sides are level on points in Group I and the winners in this game will have more chances to progress to the playoffs.

Malmo FF vs Sarpsborg 08: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The only h2h between these two clubs was the reverse fixture and both the teams shared the spoils in that match with the final score being 1-1.

Malmo FF vs Sarpsborg 08: Prediction

Considering the poor away form of the visiting side, with no wins in games on the road and the unbeaten run of Malmo at home this season, I don’t think we will witness a miracle at Swedbank Stadion this Thursday. So we can bet on Malmo to win with 1.62 odd.

The hosts have scored in 5 of their recent 6 home matches and visitors also have found the net in 5 of their latest 7 matches. So with both the teams in scoring form we can assume both set of forwards will find the target and place a bet on both the teams to score with 2.00 odds.

Malmo FF vs Sarpsborg 08: Betting Tips

  • Malmo with a win @ 1.62 (5/8).
  • Both Teams to score @ 2.00 (1/1).