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Malmo FF (Swe) vs Cracovia (Pol) Prediction & Betting tips
The 2019/20 international season ended just a few days ago; meanwhile the 2020/21 season is already the focus of interest. In the first round of the UEFA Europa League qualification, no fewer than 47 games are scheduled between Tuesday and Thursday. Some renowned teams are already fighting for international qualification. In the far north, for example, Malmö FF receives the Polish representative Cracovia Krakow.
The sky blue from Sweden missed the championship title last season and therefore have to be content with the Europa League qualification. However, the goal of head coach Jon Dahl Thomasson’s team is clear and the group stage is targeted. The team from Krakow should therefore only represent a stopover.
The favorite role in this knockout game – the promoted player is determined in just one game – is definitely to be found with the home side. The game starts on Thursday evening at 18:00 p.m.
Many games in the first round of the Europa League qualification are analyzed in the Europa League betting category and provided with a forecast.
The Himmelblauen from Malmö have celebrated a total of 20 championships so far. Title win 21 was gambled away in the all-year championship 2019 wafer thin. The gap to the surprising master from Djurgaarden was only one point. Malmö fans have had to wait for the title to win since 2017.
However, there are currently many indications that the long wait will soon be over. In the current season Malmö has played 17 games so far and is thus number one in the table. The lead over the first rival Elfsborg is already a comfortable seven points. Malmö is currently undoubtedly one of the top favorites to win the title.
Malmö celebrated ten wins, drew five times and suffered only one defeat. The Swedes’ home record is particularly impressive, collecting 20 out of a possible 24 points on home turf. Malmö was able to prove this home strength in the Europa League in 2019/20.
The Swedish leaders have a very strong defense and on average did not even have to concede one goal per game. The offensive, especially the former Leverkusen flop Isaac Kiese Thelin, knows how to convince all along the line. With 35 goals, ex-striker Tomasson’s team scored an average of more than two goals per game.
Thelin is the best scorer with nine goals, but the Swedes missed twice before he made his comeback against Falkenberg last weekend and scored again. With his return Malmö gains even more power in the offensive game.
KS Cracovia, Cracovia or Cracovia Krakau are common names for the Polish first division club from the city of Krakow, which has almost 780,000 inhabitants. The club has been playing in the highest Polish league for eight years and was seventh in the table last year.
The team of head coach Michal Probierz lost a better position in the final phase. The Poles did not qualify for Europe by placing them in the league, but by winning the title in the Polish cup competition. The final against Lechia Gdansk was not for the faint of heart.
The equalizer to 2: 2 only succeeded in the 88th minute, before Krakow was also callous in the finish of the extra time and thanks to a goal by Mateusz Wdowiak (117th), the club’s first ever cup triumph was fixed. Hardly anyone can remember the last title win by Cracovia – the club last won the Polish championship in 1947/48.
Internationally, the Poles are almost a completely blank slate. This year’s appearance in Malmö will only be the fifth international appearance in the club’s history. The club has not been able to celebrate a success so far, the Poles had to give up in the first knockout duel.
Last season the team failed thinly at Dunajska Streda when they had to admit defeat in extra time due to the away goals rule. Progress against the top Swedish club would be a surprise in any case.