Malmö FF vs FK Vardar Skopje: Preview & Prediction
After a whole year without a European game, Malmö FF is now back in European competitions. The journey to the Champions League, which took place both 2014 and 2015, begins with a relatively tough double meeting with Macedonian FK Vardar Skopje.
This was not by far the easiest of lots that the scouts could get. The coach Magnus Pehrsson said in an interview with Skåneport that my opponents had already been in Allsvenskan and probably ended up somewhere in the upper half. It is comparable to the opponents from previous years when Malmö FF quarreled, which was then Torshavn from the Faroe Islands and Zalgiris Vilnius from Lithuania. No highs, I want to promise.
Despite the fact that it was clearly weaker teams than Vardar Skopje is, Malmö FF has had a problem. In retrospect, it is possible to argue that it has been in the second qualifying round – or first from Swedish point of view – which Malmö FF had the toughest. Against teams like FC Salzburg, Celtic and Sparta Prague, MFF has clearly played better football.
Therefore, we are not quite convincing as the gaming companies are that Malmö FF can win a victory here. Vardar Skopje is, first of all, a better team than many think. It is also, as explained above, in this particular round that the MFF was the most difficult. Much is about getting holes in a often low-lying opposition, while not wanting to take defensive risks as a goal away from the opponents can be difficult to turn around.
Do not forget the scraps
Not only does this make a tougher nut to crack than many think – Malmö FF also has big offensive offsets before the match. It does not make it easier to network directly. The city’s great son – Markus Rosenberg – is probably gone from the entire double meeting. In addition, Alexander Jeremejeff and Behrang Safari are not ready because of the damage they incurred in the roadmap with BK Häcken at the latest.
It’s really Markus Rosenberg who will be missing the most. He has, with his routine and goal nose, been extremely important in previous qualifications and his replacement is actually quite cold. Pawel Cibicki is in a clear goalkeeper and Jo-Inge Berget, who is expected to start next to Pawel on top, has been injured and has also had a fairly weak season so far.
With all that said, Malmö FF is a clear favorite and should handle this set over two matches. However, in previous years it has been difficult to network home, when visiting teams are not joked to crawl home with eleven men. The MFF also does not intend to take any unnecessary risks by moving forward for much of the team and opening up behind it, since a goal away is worth double. Therefore, contrary to the gaming companies, we believe in a goal-long story.
We are testing two games in front of the match. The main game will be a straightunder and the line is 2.5 goals. It pays a total of 2.05 times the money at William Hill. It feels terribly fine.
Malmö FF vs FK Vardar Skopje: Betting Tips
1/1 HT/FT – Odds: 1.90
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.80