Vardar Skopje vs Malmo
UEFA Champions League 2017/18 – Second qualifying round
Date: Tuesday, 18th July 2017
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Mladost, Strumica.
The champions of FYR Macedonia welcome Swedish Malmo FF after last week’s stunning result in Sweden. Vardar grabbed a draw despite they were under the pressure constantly and created an unexpected advantage ahead of the rematch in Macedonia.
FK Vardar Skopje
The modest Balkan team somehow remained unbeaten in Sweden. They orchestrated the biggest surprise last week although they were lucky not to concede more goals.
Vardar had only one shot on target and they made the most out of it. The home team has a slight fitness advantage – Macedonian league is yet to start, while the Swede had to play during the weekend.
The visitors are unquestionably embarrassed after the first leg, so the pressure is huge as they travel for the second leg. During the week they registered another disappointing draw. This time, they shared the prey with Sirius in the 3-3 Allsvenskan draw. Conceding three goals ahead of the crucial match of the season is certainly depressing for Malmo, so they need to offer their best in order to seal the spot in the next round, which is expected from the champion of Sweden.
Vardar Skopje vs Malmo: Head-to-head
The two sides are colliding for the second time, following the first leg in Sweden. Malmo dominated in the first match, but their shot conversion was horrendous. They had 28 goal attempts and only 5 were on target which is un-explainable and unacceptable for Champions League contender.
Vardar Skopje vs Malmo: Prediction
Climate conditions could influence the visitors as they are undoubtedly unused to dry and warm weather. Of course, these conditions favor the hosts, so they might look for a goalless draw in order to qualify for the next round. Most likely, one goal will decide the outcome here.
Vardar Skopje vs Malmo: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both Teams to Score NO at the odds of 1.73.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Correct Score 0-0 in the first half at the odds of 2.63.