Our prediction for this Sweden Allsvenskan match:
All eyes will be on Tele2 Arena when Hammarby and Malmo FF face each other in the Allsvenskan derby. The domestic trophy is at stake and we are positive that both sides will leave their hearts on the field in Sunday’s football match. Hammarby have been producing splendid performances in the season final and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their sixth consecutive win in the Swedish elite division.
Malmo, on the other hand, recorded a very important 1-0 win over Goteborg on Matchday 27, which helped them overtake Djurgarden in top position in the standings. However, beating Hammarby on the road is easier said than done and that is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on draw. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Swedish veteran Markus Rosenberg, whilst Malmo defenders should have attacking duo Tankovic – Djurdjic at bay.
Highlighted Player (Aron Johannsson):
Aron Johannsson is a 25-year-old striker who plays for the German Bundesliga club Werder Bremen and the United States national side. He started his career with Iceland club Fjolnir before joining Dutch club AZ Alkmaar in 2013.
He had a prolific stay at the Eredivisie before signing for Werder Bremen in 2015 for a transfer fee in the region of € 5 million. However he made limited appearances for them due to a hip injury. Johannsson is a former Iceland U-21 international but made his senior debut for the United States in 2013. He was part of the American squad which finished fourth at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup scoring in the quarter-final win over Cuba.
He already has 19 senior caps to his name along with two goals to his credit. Johannsson is known as a very mobile striker and scores goals at an excellent rate – as was evident in his stay at Alkmaar.
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.