Malmo vs Sirius
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Friday, 15th July 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Swedbank Stadion, Malmo.
After Wednesday’s horror night at Swedbank Stadion, Malmo FF face another UEFA competition contender in form of Allsvenskan rivals Sirius.
The hosts left a horrendous impression as they hosted Macedonian Vardar in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League qualification tie. Despite having almost 30 goal attempts, Malmo FF barely remained unbeaten as they fell behind in the 63rd minute when Vardar found the net. Malmo found the equalizer but failed to overturn the game entirely. With the reverse in Macedonia just behind the corner, Malmo’s starting XI for the upcoming clash with Sirius is a huge question mark.
The visitors are enjoying 2017 campaign – 25 points accumulated as they share the 3rd position with AIK. Sirius’ form is excellent with three victories from the last three matches.
Sirius are proficient on the road, too. With 3 wins and 2 draws and defeats apiece, they collected 11 away pts while netting 9 and allowing only 6 goals in the process.
Malmo vs Sirius: Head-to-head
The forthcoming duel marks the first Allsvenskan meeting between Malmo FF and Sirius. The two sides met only once within a competitive match – back in 2016 Cup game when Malmo beat Sirius 2-1. This year, the two sides met in the friendly match, where Malmo triumphed again.
Malmo vs Sirius: Prediction
The hosts will have a lot on their mind in the upcoming few days. That’s where Sirius’ chance is – whole Malmo’s team will be occupied with Macedonia visit next week. It’s likely that the manager will rest key players on Saturday, so backing Sirius is a logical choice here. The visitors haven’t lost an away match this season with more than a one-goal margin, hence backing Sirius +1 is a value bet here.
Malmo vs Sirius: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Sirius +1 Asian Handicap at the odds of 2.05 odds with Bet365.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can also pick Sirius to win at the odds of 7.01 odds offered by Pinnacle.