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Malmö will be visiting Gamla Ullevi on Sunday for the Allsvenskan tie with home side IFK Göteborg.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for IFK Göteborg v Malmö are shown on this page - plus the latest betting odds.
IFK Göteborg, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-1 Svenska Cupen success over Malmö FF.
For IFK Göteborg, the goals were scored by Patrik Karlsson Lagemyr (86') and Alexander Farnerud (94'). Ola Toivonen (40') was the scorer for Malmö FF.
It has been seldom in recent times where IFK Göteborg have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Blåvitt have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 7 goals on the way.
Looking at the pre-match facts, IFK Göteborg:
- are winless against Malmö FF in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to IFK Göteborg in Svenska Cupen competition, Malmö and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only player to score from Malmö FF was Ola Toivonen (40'). Patrik Karlsson Lagemyr (86') and Alexander Farnerud (94') scored for IFK Göteborg.
Malmö FF have been good when going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 14 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Himmelsblått have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same games. Such a trend isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Malmö FF:
- haven't been defeated by IFK Göteborg in games played away from home for the previous 10 league matches. It really has been a happy hunting ground for them.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 27/08/2017 shows us that IFK Göteborg have won 1 of them & Malmö 3, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A sum of 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them for Blåvitt and 8 belonging to Himmelsblått. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Allsvenskan match day 27 on 06/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Malmö FF 1-0 IFK Göteborg.
That time, Malmö FF had 57% possession and 23 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Felix Beijmo (62').
For their opponents, IFK Göteborg got 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Martin Strömbergsson.
Team News: IFK Göteborg
IFK Göteborg manager Poya Asbaghi will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Malmö
Out of a mainly healthy squad, there’s only the one fitness worry for the Malmö boss Jon Tomasson to be concerned with. Rasmus Bengtsson (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
We feel that in this game, IFK Göteborg should have enough to breach the defence of this Malmö team, however a single goal probably won’t quite be good enough.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be a narrow 1-2 victory for Malmö when all is said and done. It really should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gamla Ullevi (18,416)
Captain: Robin Söder
Chairman: Mats Engström
Manager: Poya Asbaghi
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 11, Svenska Cupen (Final)
⭐ Key Man: Hosam Aiesh
Customarily played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Hosam Aiesh was born in Göteborg, Sweden. After making a first senior appearance for BK Häcken in the 2014 season, the accomplished Midfielder has scored 3 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 11 appearances.