Malmo FF vs NK Lokomotiva Free Betting Tips

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Malmo FF vs NK Lokomotiva Free Betting Tips

On Thursday, Malmo FF faces Lokomotiva Zagreb for the 3rd qualifying round for the Europa League. Both teams will want to win this match in order to access the play-offs.

Malmo FF vs NK Lokomotiva Free Betting Tips

Deprived of a title last year, Malmo FF finished only in 2nd place in the Swedish championship standings behind Djugaerden and therefore could not get better than a place in the 2nd qualifying round for the Europa League. Last week, the training club of Zlatan Ibrahimovic won on the field of Budapest Honved (0-2) on the occasion, precisely, of this 2nd round. In the league, after 21 contested days, he occupies the top of the standings with 7 units ahead of Hacken, who has 2 games less but he remains in 4 games without a win including 3 draws.

Opposite, Lokomotiva Zagreb stood out last year by finishing 2nd in the standings in Croatia, quite far from its untouchable neighbor, Dinamo (15 points). On the other hand, it is much more difficult for this team at the start of the season since it has only taken 4 points in 5 days. Moreover, it lost in its last 2 games played against Gorica (1-2) and Sibenik (3-2). Opposed to Rapid Vienna in the 2nd preliminary round of the Champions League, the Croats could not avoid defeat and were therefore transferred to qualifying for the Europa League.

The workforce for Malmo FF vs NK Lokomotiva

The main known heads in this Malmo FF squad are the former Rennes striker Toivonen, who returned to the club after a 12-year absence, and the former Bordeaux player Kiese Thelin, who has scored 9 goals since the start of the season in Sweden. Also note the presence of the Danish international, Anders Christiansen, author of 7 goals in 2020. For this meeting, the titular goalkeeper Dahlin and the substitute defender Bengtsson are both on the floor.

Lokomotiva side, we are struggling to recover from the departures of the two top scorers, Lastrati and Tolic, both authors of 11 goals each in the league last year and left to join Dynamo Zagreb. The 3rd top scorer, Uzinz (9 goals) left for Ferencvaros. Departures not replaced for the moment in terms of quality and no striker present in this team has yet found the net in the league. However, former Everton Croatian Nikica Jelavic has just arrived at the club and could make his debut.

Key fact about the match Malmo FF vs NK Lokomotiva

Coaches have the possibility of making 5 substitutions during the game.

Malmo FF vs NK Lokomotiva Free Betting Tips

At home, Malmo FF could succeed in dismissing a team from Lokomotiva Zagreb which is only a shadow of itself after being stripped during the summer transfer window. Victory Malmo FF!

Betting Tips: Malmo FF
Odds:1.40