Sarpsborg vs Malmo
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Sarpsborg Stadion (Sarpsborg).
In the 3rd round of the Europa League, the crowd is going to enjoy a Scandinavian clash between Sarpsborg 08 and Malmo.
The hosts have been in pretty poor form lately as they’ve lost six times in a row in the national championship. However, in the latest round, Sarpsborg 08 managed to remain undefeated away to Molde and break their streak of defeats which pushed them down to the middle of the table.
Geir Bakke’s side has been partially successful in the Europa League as they managed to snatch three points so far. Home side is sitting on the top spot of their group since all teams have the same number of points and Sarpsborg 08 have the best goal difference.
Poor start of the domestic campaign costed the visitors of getting into the title battle, but they still have the chance to secure the spot in the Europa League once again. They are two points behind Hammarby, however they’ve celebrated just twice in the last five occasions.
Markus Rosenberg and the lads have been fairly productive in front of the oppositions’ goal, but their defence hasn’t been too tight. After an opening defeat in the continental competition, Malmo managed to improve at home and book a valuable victory against Besiktas.
Sarpsborg vs Malmo: Head-to-head
This is going to be the first head to head clashes between these two teams as the hosts didn’t have too many opportunities to take participation in the European cups.
This is their first continental campaign, while Malmo still haven’t faced a Norwegian side yet.
Sarpsborg vs Malmo: Prediction
The visitors are in way better form lately and they might hope of getting something from this clash. Sarpsborg 08 have been very insecure recently and as Malmo are in a good momentum, they should be able to snatch all three points from this one.
The hosts have been involved in a lot of high scoring matches so far and although they are very good in front of the oppositions’ goal, their poor defence is unable to keep the clean sheet. As Malmo have also conceded too many goals, we should see both teams scoring in this one.
Sarpsborg vs Malmo: Bet Tips
Away win @ 2.30 (13/10)
BTTS Yes @ 1.75 (3/4).