Malmo vs Zrinjski Mostar
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Swedbank Stadion (Malmö).
Malmo have made it to the top of the table in the Allsvenskan with just one loss in their last eighteen games in the league. The squad have also been exerting their superiority across Europe in their qualifiers, so far, with their last clash against Domzale finishing in a 3-2 scoreline in their favor at the end of the ninety minutes.
Zrinjski Mostar needed extra time to find the winning goal in the previous round after the scores were tied 2-2 on aggregate in their match up with Utrecht. The visitors had their skins narrowly saved by Mandic who slotted the winning goal with eight minutes remaining on the clock.
With the hosts presently boasting an impressive record on home soil, you can rule out the possibility of the clash on Thursday going right down to the wire as Zrinjski Mostar are sizing up to be the underdogs by a mile in this one.
Malmo vs Zrinjski Mostar Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have not previously faced each other on any occasion.
Malmo vs Zrinjski Mostar Prediction
There can be very little doubt as to whether or not Malmo are a dominant force to be reckoned with on home soil. The home team last succumbed to defeat at this venue way back in February and have failed to pick up a win just thrice so far.
Their last five games alone, at home, have seen them pick up very convincing wins, with a goal ratio that stands at 15:5.
The away side are a stark contrast to the hosts and have come out on top just once in their previous five outings. The guests have been dismal, to say the least, and have also lost twice in those clashes without even getting their names on the score sheet.
No matter how you look at it, a win for Zrinjski Mostar against the Swedish giants, that too in their backyard, just does not add up.
The home side have conceded just six goals so far at home in the league, and just twice in their last two European games. Given that they are quite resilient when it comes to their defensive third, the chances of the Zrinjski Mostar finding the back of the net is looking less than bleak. So, expect Malmo to be the only ones to get their names on the scoresheet in their maiden meeting this week.
Malmo vs Zrinjski Mostar Betting tips
Full-time result: Malmo @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams not to score @ 1.66 (2/3).