Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Malmo will be aiming to record their first win of their 2019/2020 Europa League campaign when they welcome Lugano at their Swedbank Stadion. The Blues kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 loss to Dinamo Kiev, with the team sharing the spoils with Copenhagen in their last group game. Malmo, though, seem to be fully focused on the national championship as their main goal is to win the domestic trophy.
Seeing that they will be with one eye on the Allsvenskan clash against AIK, we do not believe that home win should be considered. Lugano, on the other hand, have collected only one from possible six points so far in the process, but they are likely to take advantage of the fact that Malmo do not have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Europa League campaign. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Swiss outfit.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Knudsen):
Back in 2004 Jonas Knudsen of Denmark began his youth career at Hjerting IF. In 2006 he joined Esbjerg and he made his first-team debut for the club in a heavy 4-0 loss to Randers. Knudsen became the second youngest debutant in the history of the club and he stayed at the club until 2015.
The 185-cm-tall left back joined Ipswich Town on 31 July, 2015 and his deal with the Tractor Boys expires in 2018. Knudsen used to play for Denmark U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams in the past and he has four caps for the first team. Jonas Knudsen made 41 appearances for Ipswich town in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club on his debut season.
The Danish international is well known for his long throws and journalists in England often compare him with Rory Delap. Knudsen was born on 16 September, 1992 in Esbjerg.
Highlighted Team (Lugano):
Lugano are a professional football club from Switzerland which won their first domestic trophy back in 1938. Three years later Lugano lifted their second Swiss Super League title and in 1949 they won their third and last trophy in the national championship, with the team finishing the process seven points clear of second-placed Basel.
Lugano are considered one of the oldest clubs in Switzerland as they were founded back in 1908. 14 years later they were promoted to the Swiss top flight for the first time in the club’s history. Lugano are well known for their black and white jerseys and they welcome their rivals at Cornaredo Stadium. The stadium was built back in 1951 and the capacity of the venue is 6.330.
The Swiss club have yet to participate in the Champions League, but they did well to make it to the Europa League group stages in the 2017/2018 season. In the 2002/2003 season Lugano participate in the Europa League qualifiers, but they were eliminated by Ventspils in the process.