Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Malmo and Copenhagen, the two neighbouring clubs, face each other at Swedbank Arena in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Thursday’s program. Malmo are fully focused on winning the domestic trophy and it is no surprise they suffered a 1-0 loss to Dynamo Kiev in their Europa League opener. The Blues, though, are a real force to be reckoned with at home and that is the main reason why we predict they are going to grab something from their second group game.
Copenhagen were more than unfortunate not to beat Serbian champions Crvena Zvezda in the Champions League qualifiers, but they did well to defeat Lugano 1-0 in their Europa League opener. However, seeing that Malmo are tough to beat at home, we predict that the neighbours will share the spoils at Swedbank Arena.
Highlighted Player (Arnór Ingvi Traustason):
Arnor Ingvi is an Iceland international who plays for Swedish side FC Malmo as a midfielder. Born in Keflavik, Iceland on April 30, 1993, Traustason began his senior career at his hometown club Keflavik in 2010. After scoring ten goals in 52 appearances for Keflavik, he moved to Sweden in 2014, signing a deal with Norkopping.
During the 2016/2017 season Arnor Ingvi Traustason was part of Rapid Wien and it has to be noted that he played for AEK Athens on loan as well. In the 2017/2018 season he signed a three and a half-year contract with Malmo for an undisclosed fee. Traustason, who represented Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, wears No. 8 jersey at Malmo.
His main position is left midfield, but he is capable of playing as a winger as well. Traustason’s preferred foot is right and his contract with FC Malmo should expire on December 31, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Copenhagen):
The most successful club in the history of Danish football FC Kopenhagen was founded in 1992, through the merger of 15-time Danish champions Kjobenhavns Boldklub and seven-time champions of Denmark Boldklubben 1903. Football Club Copenhagen play their matches at the Telia Parken, a venue that can host 38,000 spectators.
The Team of the City as Copenhagen is called in Denmark has won the Danish football championship eleven times, while it has also won the Danish Cup on seven occasions. The club forms great rivalry with Copenhagen’s suburban club Brondby IF with games between the two club attracting some of the biggest crowds in Danish football history in this so called New Firm derby.
Through its history F.C. Copenhagen have participated in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League, while their major European accomplishments have been achieved in the Royal League, with the Danish powerhouse winning two titles and coming as runners-up on one occasion.