Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Volkswagen Arena will host Thursday’s football match between Wolfsburg and Malmo, who face each other in the Europa League last 32, first leg. The Wolves were having their ups and downs in the group stages, but thanks to back-to-back wins over Oleksandria and Saint-Etienne, the Bundesliga side booked their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Wolfsburg have been producing fine performances in the national championship of late, and we are positive they will take advantage of the fact that they play host to Malmo in the first leg. The Swedish outfit are tough to beat at home, but they often struggle on the travels. Even though the hosts will be without injured duo William – Camacho in Thursday’s football match, we believe that home win should be considered. It has to be noted that the two teams have never met before in European competitions.
Highlighted Player (Ignacio Camacho):
Ignacio Camacho is an experienced midfielder who plays for Vfl Wolfsburg as a midfielder. Camacho was born in Zaragoza on May 4, 1990 and it is no surprise he started his youth career at his hometown club Zaragoza. Atletico Madrid scouts spotted him in 2005 and he decided to join the capital club at the age of 15.
After scoring two goals in 30 appearances for los Rojiblancos in La Liga, Ignacio Camacho joined fellow Spanish side Malaga in 2011. Camacho established himself as one of Malaga’s most important players and he was playing successful for the Andalusian side until 2017 when he moved to Germany. The Spanish footballer signed for Wolfsburg for a fee of £10 million and he made his Bundesliga debut on August 19 in a 3-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund.
Ignacio Camacho, whose preferred foot is right, made his Spain debut on August 18, 2014 against Germany, coming as a substitute for Sergio Busquets. Camacho’s main position is defensive midfielder.
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.