Our prediction for this Sweden Allsvenskan match:
All eyes will be on Swedbank Stadion when Malmo and Djurgarden face each other in the Allsvenskan derby. Malmo shared the spoils with AIK at the weekend, with Isaac Thelin securing one point in the stoppage time. The Blues aim to return to winning ways in the Swedish top flight, but the game against Djurgarden will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
The capital club rolled over Kalmar 5-0 at the weekend, with the team quickly making amends for a 3-0 loss to Norrkoping. Seeing that Djurgarden are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Malmo, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. Speaking of the winner, the hosts are closer to picking up all three points from the match as Djurgarden failed to impress in their last away game. Djurgarden midfielder Jonathan Ring is sidelined with injury.
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):
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.