Malmo vs Videoton
Champions League Qualifying – Third Round 1st Leg
Date: 7th August 2018, Tuesday.
Kick-off at 18:15 UK/ 19:15 CET
Venue: Swedbank Stadion (Malmo).
The Champions League third round draw is kind on Malmo as they get to lock horns with Hungarian outfit Vidi FC, formerly known as Videoton.
Malmo defeated Romanian side Romanian club Cluj FC in the last round. It was a tricky tie, and the Swedes only clinched it on the back of a 1-0 away win in the first leg before a 1-1 draw in the reverse.
Uwe Rosler’s men had an easy outing in the first round and eased past Drita from Kosovo on 5-0 aggregate.
Yet, the Swede’s must be cautious here and avoid a fate similar in last season when they were dumped by Vardar Skopje 4-2 on aggregate.
Vidi beat the odds to reach the third round as they bagged a surprise win over Bulgarian giants Ludogorets. They were level at 0-0 after the first leg and the Hungarians snatched a 1-0 win in the second leg in front of their home fans.
In the first round, Vidi almost messed up against the minnows from Luxembourg Dudelange, edging a 2-1 win in the end.
Malmo vs Videoton Head-to-head
Tuesday will be their first ever h2h competitive meeting.
Malmo vs Videoton Prediction
Malmo are in sublime form and midway through their domestic season. Thus the team is in a better physical shape than their opponents.
Home form looks great on the Swedes as well with only 1 defeat coming in competitive games since February.
Vidi are just 2 games in to their domestic campaign and gave a good account of themselves so far.
Yet, the Hungarians lack the experience of playing at this level and hardly survived when pitted against strong opponents. But yes, the win against Ludogorets in the previous round is an exception and we cannot expect the same to happen time and time again.
Malmo vs Videoton Betting Tips
Malmo to win at 4/9 (1.44).
Under 2.5 goals at 8/11 (1.73).