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Malmö journey to Studenternas IP on Sunday for the Allsvenskan tie with hosts IK Sirius.
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IK Sirius will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 Allsvenskan drawn match versus Kalmar FF.
In that match, IK Sirius managed 69% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for IK Sirius was Yukiya Sugita (49'). Kalmar FF had 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. Svante Ingelsson (80') scored for Kalmar FF.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where IK Sirius have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Blåsvart have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 6 goals on the way. Despite that, time will tell whether that pattern might be maintained in this upcoming match or not.
Coming into this meeting, IK Sirius are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Malmö go into this game after a 3-0 Allsvenskan win vs Hammarby IF in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Malmö FF had 56% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. For Malmö FF, the goals were scored by Jo Inge Berget (28'), Isaac Kiese Thelin (36') and Marcus Antonsson (46'). Hammarby IF got 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
A run of dependable displays by the Malmö FF defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 clashes overall. In that period, their forwards have scored 8.
Head to head
A review of past results between these clubs going back to 15/07/2017 shows that these encounters have been disappointments for IK Sirius. They’ve not been able to register any victories whatsoever whereas Malmö have just been stronger than them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those matches.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 22 in all which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The last league clash featuring the two was Allsvenskan match day 16 on 21/07/2019 and the score finished Malmö FF 1-1 IK Sirius.
In that game, Malmö FF managed 67% possession and 25 shots on goal with 7 on target. The scorer was Anders Christiansen (38').
IK Sirius had 11 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Haglund (26') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Glenn Nyberg.
Team News: IK Sirius
IK Sirius boss Henrik Rydström has a full complement, with no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
In all likelihood, Blåsvart will possibly use a 3-4-3 system for the game with Lukas Jonsson, Hjalmar Ekdal, Daniel Jarl, Tim Björkström, Axel Björnström, Adam Hellborg, Nahom Girmai Netabay, Karl Larsson, Stefano Vecchia, Mohammed Saeid and Yukiya Sugita.
Team News: Malmö
Thanks to a largely healthy group of players, there is only the sole fitness problem for the Malmö gaffer Jon Tomasson to be concerned about. Rasmus Bengtsson (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, Himmelsblått seem likely to make use of a 4-3-3 formation, starting the game with Johan Dahlin, Eric Larsson, Oscar Lewicki, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Jonas Knudsen, Anders Christiansen, Bonke Innocent, Søren Rieks, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin and Marcus Antonsson.
We’re inclined to think that IK Sirius will manage to score against this Malmö side, however a single goal probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid a loss.
Our tip is for a 1-2 advantage for Malmö at full-time. Expecting it to be very competitive.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Studenternas IP (6,300)
Captain: Niklas Thor
Chairman: Ove Sjöblom
Manager: Henrik Rydström
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 4
⭐ Key Player: Yukiya Sugita
Mostly taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Yukiya Sugita was born in Japan. Having made his senior debut playing for Hércules CF in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 campaign to date from a total of 9 appearances.