In the central match of the 18th round of the Swedish Premier League, the main contenders for the championship – Malmo and Elfsborg – meet. What will be the outcome of the meeting, we will tell you in this forecast.
Malmo are confidently leading the standings with a seven-point handicap over their main competitor. In the seventeen rounds played, the “sky-blue” only misfired once, losing to “Elfsborg” with a score of 1: 0. The guys Yon-Dahl Tomasson also successfully performed in the qualifying round of the Europa League, defeating the Polish “Cracovia” with a score of 2: 0.
Malmö’s top scorers this season are Isaac Thelin and Anders Krstiansen, with nine and six goals respectively. Goalkeeper Johan Dalin demonstrates miracles of reaction in the frame.
“Elfsborg” in the last two rounds seriously complicated the struggle for the championship, having gained only one point in them. First, the club from Boras went on a world game with Hammarby (2: 2), and then lost to Ostersund (0: 1). The confrontation with Malmo for Magnus Huglund’s charges is one of the last chances to return to the championship race.
The team’s top scorers this season are Jesper Karlsson and Per Frick. At the last turn, the team is rescued by the goalkeeper Tim Renning.
In the previous face-to-face meeting, Elfsborg interrupted a series of failures in games with Malmo with their victory;
Malmo have won 9 of their last 10 matches in the Swedish league;
“Elfsborg” knows no defeat in 13 of the 14 away matches held.
This season, Malmo is an invincible team at home, so the Sky Blue are the obvious favorites of this confrontation. In addition, Elfsborg now has clear signs of decline in form, so he is unlikely to be able to revive the intrigue in the championship.
Our prediction is that Malmo will win, for which Betcity offers odds of 1.67