Our prediction for this Sweden Allsvenskan match:
Malmo will be looking to build on a thrilling 5-0 win over AFC Eskistuna when they take on GIF Sundsvall in a midweek fixture. The Blues are determined to regain the trophy, but the season is quite long and Uwe Rosler’s men will have to keep on raising their form if they are to meet the goal. Malmo are a real force to be reckoned with at home and given GIF Sundsvall’s poor form, we are tempted to put our money on Uwe Rosler’s troops.
Experienced attacker Marcus Rosenberg is not getting any older and the team’s top scorer is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. Joel Cedergren’s charges suffered four defeats in previous five league fixtures and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Malmo’s party at Swedbank Stadion. GIF Sundsvall defeated Malmo 3-1 earlier in 2019, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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 (Malmo FF):
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.