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Malmö will be visiting Östgötaporten on Sunday for the Allsvenskan showdown with home team IFK Norrköping.
All IFK Norrköping v Malmö game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
IFK Norrköping, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-2 Allsvenskan triumph vs Kalmar FF.
In that match, IFK Norrköping managed 53% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For IFK Norrköping, the goals were scored by Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson (28') and Christoffer Nyman (38'). At the other end, Kalmar FF got 8 shots at goal with 3 on target.
It’s been seldom in recent games that IFK Norrköping have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Snoka have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals during that time. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, IFK Norrköping:
- haven't beaten Malmö FF in their previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without a home win in the past 4 matches in the league. That's never good.
Malmö will go into the clash after a 0-2 Europa League Qualifiers win with the downing of Budapest Honvéd FC in their most recent fixture.
During their 6 most recent matches, Jon Tomasson's Malmö FF have found the net a total of 9 times therefore giving them a goals per game average of 1.5.
Taking a look at their past results, Malmö FF:
- haven't won against IFK Norrköping when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 16/10/2017 shows that IFK Norrköping have won 1 of them and Malmö 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 7 from Snoka and 9 coming from Himmelsblått. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league match between the two was Allsvenskan match day 7 on 13/07/2020 when the final score was Malmö FF 1-1 IFK Norrköping.
In that game, Malmö FF managed 49% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Søren Rieks (36').
IFK Norrköping had 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Pontus Almqvist (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Bojan Pandžić.
Team News: IFK Norrköping
IFK Norrköping manager Jens Gustafsson will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
We think that Snoka could make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation this time with Giannis Anestis, Yahya Kalley, August Erlingmark, André Calisir, Jesper Tolinsson, Pontus Wernbloom, Jakob Johansson, Sargon Abraham, Alhassan Yusuf, Tobias Sana and Christian Kouakou.
Team News: Malmö
Malmö manager Jon Tomasson has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Dusan Melicharek (Knee Problems) and Rasmus Bengtsson (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that Himmelsblått will likely make use of a 3-5-2 formation, starting the game with Ole Söderberg, Douglas Bergqvist, Fidan Aliti, Emin Nouri, Piotr Johansson, Erik Israelsson, Isak Jansson, Romario Pereira Sipiao, Sebastian Ring, Edvin Crona and Filip Sachpekidis.
We’re thinking that IFK Norrköping will likely create enough chances to find the net against this Malmö lineup, but a single goal likely won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a narrow 1-2 victory for Malmö at full-time. It really should be an interesting one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Östgötaporten (17,234)
Captain: Alexander Fransson
Chairman: Peter Hunt
Manager: Jens Gustafsson
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 4
🔑 Key Player: Christoffer Nyman
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Christoffer Nyman was born in Norrköping, Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for IFK Norrköping in the 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 11 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 20 appearances.