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Malmö arrive at Behrn Arena on Thursday for the Allsvenskan showdown with home side Örebro SK.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Örebro SK v Malmö, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
Örebro SK will be looking for a repeat result of a 4-3 Allsvenskan victory against IFK Norrköping.
In that match, Örebro SK had 44% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For Örebro SK, the goals were scored by Deniz Hümmet (29', 39', 93') and Nahir Besara (57'). On the other side, IFK Norrköping got 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Rasmus Lauritsen (33'), Christoffer Nyman (35') and Pontus Almqvist (59') scored for IFK Norrköping.
Fixtures with Örebro SK have usually been absorbing encounters of late with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 games alone, a total of 21 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 10 of those accredited to Örebro.
Ahead of this meeting, Örebro SK haven't won against Malmö FF in their last 5 league games.
In their previous fixture, Malmö drew 1-1 in the Allsvenskan match with IF Elfsborg.
In that match, Malmö FF managed 59% possession and 22 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Malmö FF was Anders Christiansen (1'). At the other end, IF Elfsborg got 15 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Rasmus Alm (45') was the scorer for IF Elfsborg.
Over the course of their last six outings, Malmö FF have helped themselves to a tally of 10 goals. Himmelsblått have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they’ve seen 5 goals go into their own net. Regardless, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern shall continue on in this next match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Malmö FF:
- haven't been defeated by Örebro SK in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 10/09/2017 shows us that Örebro SK have won 1 of these games & Malmö 5, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
21 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 of them from Örebro and 16 created by Himmelsblått. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Allsvenskan match day 15 on 12/08/2020 and the score finished Malmö FF 2-1 Örebro SK.
In that match, Malmö FF had 55% possession and 24 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Erdal Rakip (43') and Adi Nalić (71').
For their opponents, Örebro SK had 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Jake Larsson (27') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Victor Wolf.
Team News: Örebro SK
Örebro SK boss Axel Kjäll will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy group ready to go.
We think that Örebro could make use of the 4-2-3-1 system, utilising Oscar Jansson, Kevin Wright, Benjamin Hjertstrand, Michael Almebäck, Albin Granlund, Nordin Gerzic, Johan Mårtensson, Jake Larsson, Nahir Besara, David Seger and Deniz Hummet.
Team News: Malmö
Malmö boss Jon Tomasson has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Dusan Melicharek (Knee Problems) and Rasmus Bengtsson (Knee Injury) miss out here.
It’s our belief that Himmelsblått appear most likely to utilise a 4-4-2 system, settling for Marko Johansson, Eric Larsson, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Behrang Safari, Jonas Knudsen, Erdal Rakip, Oscar Lewicki, Anders Christiansen, Søren Rieks, Jo Inge Berget and Isaac Kiese Thelin.
In this game, Örebro SK are capable enough to score against this Malmö side, although one goal might not quite be enough to give them the result that they want.
Therefore, we’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning margin for Malmö at full-time. It should be a decent one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Behrn Arena (12,300)
Captain: Nordin Gerzić
Chairman: Carl Pauly
Manager: Axel Kjäll
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 11
🔑 Key Player: Nahir Besara
Typically taking up the Striker position, Nahir Besara was born in Södertälje, Sweden. After making a first senior appearance for Assyriska Föreningen in the 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 5 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2020 campaign to date in a total of 18 appearances.