Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Malmo and Midtjylland face each other in the Scandinavian derby in the Europa League final qualifying round. Malmo failed to impress in the Champions League qualifiers and, as a result, they set up a meeting with Midtjylland in the Europa League qualifiers. Last time out Malmo were outclassed by Swansea City in the Europa League qualifiers and, no doubt, they want to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign. It has to be noted that the Blues recorded a 3-0 win over Trelleborg in their last home game in the national championship. Midtjylland, on the other hand, proved their worth in the double-header against TNS of Wales, but Malmo are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the Danes than their previous rivals. Seeing that the Swedes are tough to beat at home, we predict the two teams are going to share the spoils in the first leg.
Highlighted Player (Erik Sviatchenko):
Son to an Ukraininian-born artist Sergei Sviatchenko, the 24-year-old defender Erik joined Celtic in January 2016. His transition to the Scottish giants have been alleviated by Celtic’s signing of his girlfriend Rudmose, who signed for The Bhoys women’s team in February this year.
Erik Sviatchenko began his professional career at FC Midtjylland in 2009, where he had been a starter in almost all of his appearances for the club. Key player for Midtjylland, Sviatchenko helped them to Danish title in 2014-15 as we as in securing progression to the last 32 stage of the UEFA Europa League the following season. After seven years at the Danish side, Sviatchenko moved to Celtic on a four-year deal.
He has so far made 14 league appearances for Celtic, but still got the chance to wear the captain’s armband in May. Due to dual citizenship Erik Sviatchenko was eligible to play for Ukraine, but he agreed to a call-upfor the Danish national team in 2015. He has so far earned only five caps for his country.