Our prediction for this Europa League match:
After outplaying Dudelange 3-0 in Sweden, Malmo will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on the Luxembourg outfit at Stade de Luxembourg. The Blues proved their worth in the first leg, and they now want to put icing on the cake on this double-header. Since Malmo suffered a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Sirius at the weekend, we are positive that they will give 100% to get back on course on Thursday.
Midfielder Jo Inge Berget is a major doubt after limping off with injury in the last league match. Dudelange, on the other hand, need to overcome a three-goal deficit on home soil, but that is easier said than done. Considering that the hosts will adopt an attack-minded approach in Thursday’s game, we predict that Malmo will have a number of opportunities to score on the break. Dudelange midfielder Charles Morren is banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Charles Morren):
Charles Morren is a Belgian footballer who plays for Luxembourg side Dudelange as a midfielder. Morren started his senior career at Lessines-Ollign and in July, 2014 he moved to fellow Belgian side Saint Gilloise. In 2019 he moved to F91 Dudelange and he has been playing for the most successful Luxembourg club ever since.
In the 2019/2020 season Charles Morren helped Dudelange book their place in the Europa League group stages as they outplayed Ararat-Armenia in the play-offs. It has to be noted that he made six appearances for Emilio Ferrera’s troops in the 2019/2020 Europa League qualifiers.
Dudelange were placed in group A alongside APOEL, Qarabag and Sevilla. Morren’s main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. The Dudelange footballer has yet to make his debut with Belgium national team. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Malmo):
Founded on February 24, 1910, Malmo are a Swedish team that compete in Allsvenskan league. The Blues welcome their rivals at Stadion, Malmo, the venue which was opened in April, 2009. It is important to note that the stadium can hold up to 22,500 supporters of which 18,000 are seated.
Malmo are the most successful Swedish side, with the team winning their 23rd domestic trophy in 2017. The Blues finished the season seven points clear of AIK, scoring 63 goals and conceding 27 in the process. Speaking of the club’s European success, Malmo did well to make it to the European Cup final in the 1978/1979 season, but they eventually failed to win the trophy.
The Swedish side were beaten by Nottingham Forest in the title game (0-1), with Trevor John Francis scoring the only goal of the match. Malmo wear sky-blue shirts and white shorts when playing at home, whereas their away colour is black.