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Honved (Hun) vs Malmo FF (Swe) Prediction & Betting tips
We are looking for the opponent of Lokomotiva Zagreb in this Hungarian-Swedish duel. It is already clear that either Honved Budapest or Malmö FF will then enjoy home rights there. Whoever wins, takes part in the final play-offs for the group stage of the Europa League, for which there is already a starting bonus of almost three million euros. Not to mention the television money.
It is all the more lucrative for Honved Budapest and Malmö – according to the odds comparison of the betting base, the odds of the bookmakers are, by the way, towards the Swedes – to reach this group stage.
In the case of Honved Budapest against Malmö, the prognosis must take into account the fact that, due to the delayed start of the season, there are only two legs in the play-offs. So whoever loses in this game is out. This is exactly what tends to favor more defensive basic formations and fewer goals.
Through the highest Hungarian league, Honved Budapest did not meet the sporting requirements to participate in the qualifying round for the UEFA Europa League. The Lions ended up only in fifth place in the final table – 32 points behind champions and city rivals Ferencvaros.
Because the Red-Blacks were able to secure the Magyar Kupa, the most important Hungarian club cup, for the eighth time in the club’s history, they still went to the Europa League qualification.
Since group phases were introduced in European competitions for club teams, Honved has never made it to such a preliminary round successfully. The last time was five times in a row in the second qualifying round for the Champions or Europa League terminus.
If the Hungarian cup winner mastered the first round on August 27th and was able to bring the Finnish underdog Inter Turku to their knees 2-1 after extra time, the second qualifying round could now again be the fate of the Red-Blacks.
Purely on paper, the Lions finally go into this home game as outsiders, which is underlined by the bookmakers’ odds at Honved Budapest against Malmö.
After all, things recently went anything but smooth in the league. There was one defeat against city rivals MTK Budapest and Kisvárda FC before the first three-point of the 2020/21 season against Diosgyori on Saturday, which was favored by two dismissals and a missed penalty by the opponent.
Because of a single point too little in the account, Malmö FF had to give way in the championship in the 2019 season in the Allsvenskan rival Djurgarden IF. In the end, the Himmelsblått only remained in second place, which only entitles them to participate in the qualifying rounds for the Europa League.
Here Malmö has already been in the group stage three times and was even able to survive it unharmed in the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons, before it was the end of the game in the second round against Chelsea, or this year against Wolfsburg.
The Swedes always benefit from being fully in the flow of the game at the time of the qualifying rounds because of the season running parallel to the annual calendar. That was exactly what was their undoing in the last sixteen, when the first competitive game after a three-month break was usually on against well-rehearsed opponents.
At the moment, however, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s team is not only fully in the juice, but also fully on target. After 20 of 30 games played, Malmö lead the Allsvenskan by three points over pursuers Elfsborg, who has already played one more game. The Himmelsblått are making great strides towards their 21st national championship.
Also in the first qualifying round there was little burning in the home game against the Polish representative KS Cracovia in a sovereign 2-0 win. Now the path towards the next participation in the group stage is to be continued with a win against the Hungarian cup winners.
There is a lot to be said for Honved Budapest against Malmö for the tip on the progress of the Swedes. Not only does Jon Dahl Tomasson’s team have a lot more experience internationally, but also the much stronger squad, which includes stars like Isaav Kiese Thelin and Anders Christiansen and talents hunted by many European teams like Anel Ahmedhodzic.