GIF Sundsvall vs Malmo FF
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Saturday, 29th July 2017
Kick off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Norrporten Arena.
GIF Sundsvall claimed highly-important four points from two meetings with fellow strugglers Halmstad to escape the red zone.
However, the hosts will have a very tough task to continue the good run and make it three consecutive games without a defeat as the 17th round fixture brings them the clash with the reigning champions Malmo FF.
Joel Cedergren’s men look much better after the break. The team suffered narrow losses to the top half teams of Djurgarden and Sirius before two mentioned games with Halmstad.
Giffarna were even close to making a complete comeback in the second half of the last weekend’s clash with Halmstad, but they failed to take advantage of having an extra man in the final 20 minutes of the game at the scoreline of 2-2.
Malmo had a successful rebound after a shocking second qualifying round of Champions League elimination to Macedonian Vardar.
It was a huge blow to Magnus Pehrsson’s high ambitions as he now only has the domestic league to focus on in the rest of the season.
The Blues picked up a comfortable 2-0 win over Jonkopings Sodra last Saturday thanks to goals from Anders Christiansen and Magnus Eikrem.
GIF Sundsvall vs Malmo FF: Head to head
Malmo FF lead the tie by four wins but they have only managed to leave Norrporten Arena victorious twice on nine occasions.
The match from mid-April in the first part of the season has seen a 2-0 victory for the defending champions with goals from Behrang Safari and Markus Rosenberg.
GIF Sundsvall vs Malmo FF: Prediction
The quality is on Malmo’s side, but we would not be shocked to see the hosts on the target as they have found the back of the net in each of their last seven matches.
GIF Sundsvall vs Malmo FF: Bet Tips
The main betting prediction will be Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 8/11.
Braver tipsters can try with Malmo FF to win & BTTS at 12/5.