Malmö line up against visiting team Varbergs BoIS at Eleda Stadion in the Allsvenskan game on Sunday.
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Malmö will be wanting a better result here after the 3-1 Allsvenskan defeat last time out to Djurgårdens IF.
In that match, Malmö FF had 54% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Malmö FF was Adi Nalić (77'). Djurgårdens IF got 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Nicklas Bärkroth (31', 70') and Aslak Witry (67') scored for Djurgårdens IF.
Malmö have been conceding pretty frequently lately, although they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Himmelsblått have been punished defensively in 6 of them while also scoring in 5 of those matches.
Coming into this fixture, Malmö FF are unbeaten in their previous 21 home league matches. What a fortress they have created.
Varbergs BoIS will come into the clash after a 1-2 Allsvenskan win to defeat Östersunds FK in their last match.
In that match, Varbergs BoIS had 47% possession and 18 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. For Varbergs BoIS, goals were scored by Ryan Moon (27') and Oliver Stanisic (90'). Östersunds FK had 8 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Ronald Mukiibi (9') scored for Östersunds FK.
The stats don’t lie, and Varbergs BoIS have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. In defence, Varbergs have some weaknesses to address. With no two games being the same, time will tell if that trend will persist in this next game.
Coming into this clash, Varbergs BoIS are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
The previous league match between the two was Allsvenskan match day 29 on 29/11/2020 when it ended Varbergs BoIS 3-2 Malmö FF.
On that occasion, Varbergs BoIS had 35% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Keanin Ayer (25'), Barny (52') and Astrit Selmani (80').
For their opponents, Malmö FF had 18 shots at goal with 4 on target. Lasse Nielsen (64') and Eric Larsson (93') scored.
The match was refereed by Granit Maqedonci.
Team News: Malmö
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Malmö boss Jon Tomasson to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Johan Dahlin (Arm Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Varbergs BoIS
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group of players, there is only the one fitness worry for the Varbergs BoIS boss Joakim Persson to be concerned with. Daniel Krezic (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be in action.
Our thinking is that Varbergs BoIS should have enough to find the net against this Malmö side, but that isn’t expected to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We can see a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Malmö at the end of the 90 minutes. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Eleda Stadion (22,500)
Captain: Anders Christiansen
Chairman: Anders Pålsson
Manager: Jon Tomasson
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 6, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Søren Rieks
Customarily playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Søren Rieks was born in Esbjerg, Denmark. Having made his senior debut playing for Esbjerg in the 2005 - 2006 season, the skilful Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2021 season so far from a total of 4 appearances.