Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Following a thrilling 3-3 draw with Braga, Royale Union SG will be aiming to seal their spot in the Europa League last 16 when they face Malmo at Eleda Stadion. The Jupiler League vice-champions have been scoring goals for fun of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Victor Boniface, who scored a brace in the last group game, should keep his place up front alongside Dante Vanzeir, while defender Siebe Van Der Heyden is back from a domestic ban.
Malmo, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive at this level, and given their difficulties in front of goal, we predict that the visitors are going to pick up all three points from the match. Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Lomotey is banned for the hosts following his sending off in a 1-0 loss at Union Berlin.
Highlighted Player (Niklas Moisander):
Despite playing for Ajax during his youth career, Niklas Moisander began started playing for Finnish side TPS at senior level. However, after making 17 league appearances for the club in the 2002/2003 season, he returned to Ajax on 5 June, 2003. Moisander played for Jong Ajax in Beloften Eredivisie and in 2006 he joined Zwolle.
The Finnish defender signed for fellow Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar in 2008 and he spent four years at the club. In 2012 he returned to Ajax and he started playing for the Amsterdam Arena outfit on regular basis. After making 77 league appearances for Ajax between 2012 and 2015, he joined Sampdoria on March 2015 on a free transfer.
Moisander signed a three-year deal with the club and he played 22 league games for La Samp in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. At the end of the season he moved to Werder Bremen. The former Ajax footballer was born on 29 September, 1985 in Turku, Finland.