Malmo vs Wolfsburg
Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Swedbank Stadion (Malmo).
Having lost just one of their last 16 home fixtures in this competition, Malmo will try their luck at home against Wolfsburg. With their narrow one-goal lead from the first leg, Wolfsburg will try to hold the home team at Swedbank Stadion until the fat lady sings.
Malmo vs Wolfsburg Head-to-head (h2h)
Their prior clash awarded a 2-1 home win for Wolfsburg.
Malmo vs Wolfsburg Match preview
The first leg of this fixture was Malmo’s previous encounter in their schedule. The Swedish contingent lost 2-1 on the road to Wolfsburg in that clash.
In the meantime, Wolfsburg is on a five-game unbeaten run in their fixtures following a 4-0 win at home against Mainz in the German Bundesliga.
Malmo is on a five-game winning streak at home in major competitions including two of those games coming in the Europa League.
However, they have faced weaker sides compared to the German side. So, the host will have a bigger fish to fry in the second leg.
Wolfsburg will be coming with their last two away matches ending successfully in their own league. They have managed to stay unbeaten with one win in their last three Europa League away fixtures.
However, the visitors have conceded in most of their away games recently. So, we can expect the match to witness fireworks at both ends of the field.
Malmo vs Wolfsburg Prediction
The fact that Malmo is playing in Allsvenskan, the Swedish league, and Wolfsburg is from one of the best European competitions, German Bundesliga, gives a clear edge for the traveling side.
Malmo has won five of their last six Europa League home matches in their fixture. However, trailing behind the visitors by one goal, the host will surely go for an all-out attack.
Here, Wolfsburg will be capitalizing on the counter-attacks to open up the host’s defense in the match. So, the home ground advantage will not be of much use for Malmo in the clash.
Besides, Wolfsburg is on an unbeaten run of eight straight UEL away outings with four wins and draws each. They have scored an average of 1.88 goals across that period showing their strength on the road.
Hence, Wolfsburg is the favorites here and the best pick for the punters. To be safer, it is better to go with a double chance as a draw is enough for the visitors to advance to the next round of the tournament.
Each of Malmo’s last six UEL home fixtures, excluding the qualifiers, have featured both teams scoring in the clashes within the ninety minutes. Hence, the punters can count on the chances of a BTTS in the game at Swedbank.
Malmo vs Wolfsburg Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Wolfsburg @ 1.40 (2/5).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).