Malme vs Orebro / Allsvenskan – The last match of the 13th round of strongest Swedish league is at the same time a derby of the round as leading Malme will face third Orebro, which at the moment has four points fewer. However, Orebro drew both times last season in the championship with favoured Malme, while in the quarter-final of the Swedish Cup Orebro defeated Malme away by 1-0. Begins: 11.07.2016 – 19:00 CET
Now in Malme are convinced that can finally end the series of three matches without triumph against Orebro, especially as after the break they won four matches in the championship which in fact took them to the leading position in the standings, where they have three points than reigning champion Norrkoping and four more than their next rival Orebro. That excellent result gets in weight when we know that coach Kuhn couldn’t count on several starts in last two matches given that they joined their respective national teams which prepared for EURO and Copa America.
True, out of them the most was engaged experienced stopper Arnason who just couple of days ago played in the quarter-final of EURO with Iceland national team, so now against Orebro will certainly stay on bench and that position in the starting line-up will cover Bengtsson. Besides him we believe that Kuhn will spare defender Yotun and midfielder Lewici, especially as Konate and Christensen had done a great job playing at those two positions recently. Let’s add that Malme have departed goalkeeper Azinovic and midfielders Molins and Johansson, while at the same time have arrived experienced defender Safari from Switzerland’s Bazel.
Probable lineups Malme: Wiland – Tinnerholm, Brorsson, Bengtsson, Konate – Rodic, Adu, Christiansen, Eikrem – Kjartansson, Rosenberg
Orebro is definitely one of most pleasant surprised this season in the strongest Swedish football league given that they moved in very short period of time from a team that struggled to survive to one that fights to reach Europe. Out of 12 championship matches this season they lost just three, drew two and won even seven, which is why are currently at great third position in the standings, having just one point fewer than second-positioned Norrkoping and four than leading Malme.
Besides, before the break they had a great series of three wins and two draws, where they draw the last match with fourth-placed AIK away 0-0, which was their second match this season in which they didn’t score a goal. Only two leading teams have scored more goals than they, and we wouldn’t be surprised at all if they again play offensively in the derby of 13th round with a goal to perhaps surprise the leader of the standings. Let’s add that winger Ayaz has recently joined the club, while on the other hand only goalkeeper Rinne departed.
Probable lineups Orebro: Jansson – Bjornquist, Moberg, Almeback, Valgardsson – Sema, Ahman-Persson, Gerzic, Gustavsson –Ajdarevic, Holmberg
Malme – Orebro PICK
Of course that leading Malme is regarded as great favourite after winning streak of four matches against Orebro, but we must bear in mind that their rivals also play well this season and are especially dangerous in attack. That is why we have opted here for a pick with larger number of goals.
Pick: over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.61 at unibet (down to 1.57 can be played)