The Olympia Stadium is where Helsingborg and Malmo will meet on Sunday afternoon in an important clash terms of the league standings. The home side will be incredibly desperate to find a way to three points here due to their unfortunate positioning on the table after eleven matches played, as they occupy thirteenth spot on ten points, just a single point above the bottom three at this early stage. Malmo’s issues are quite different, as all that they have to think about is maintaining their already healthy lead at the summit of the Allvenskan, currently at six points with three teams joint on twenty-one behind them. Helsingborg know that Malmo are not impossible to beat as they have done so before, although the last victory came in 2016 by two goals to one. When the pair last faced, it was Malmo who ran out victorious 2-1.
From an outsider’s perspective, it looks as though there is no hope for Helsingborg as they get ready to this meeting. They have not won since mid April and have played eight games since then, losing half and not keeping a single clean sheet. There are few positives to be taken from the season so far from their point of view too, although one of them is their home form. Helsingborg have been defeated just once when hosting a match up to now, drawing three and winning twice while also boasting a positive goal difference. Not only that, but they have managed to prevent an utterly humiliating run of form in recent weeks by playing out draws in three of their last five outings, each of those stalemates finishing 1-1. Of course, it is unlikely, but these tiny details could lead to the unexpected taking place on Sunday. With everything against them and the pressure on, there could be a shock for the visitors in what should be a routine result.
Malmo have played one game more than every other side in the league other than GIF Sundsvall which has helped them create such a gap ahead of the chasing pack. They have put almost no foot wrong, only slipping up at Sundsvall in their second fixture of this campaign. It was the disappointing beginning to this season which appears to have kick-started this unbeaten run as after suffering defeat at the hands of their hosts on the day, Malmo have not been on the receiving end of a loss in ten games, winning eight. Most of those good results have been played at home though, and Malmo hold fourth spot in the table regarding away points and performances. That is where their weakness may lie, despite losing only once on their travels they have not been victorious in three of the five matches and have shipped just as many as they have conceded. Malmo look in fine stead as of now though, beating AFC Eskilstuna by five goals to nil and more recently getting revenge over Sundsvall as the affair ended 2-1 in their favour, so more of the same is likely from a hungry side.
Helsingborg vs Malmo FF Team News
The 4-2-3-1 formation has not served Helsingborg well over the last few weeks, yet they look set to begin this game in the same vein as the others with that formation. It has helped to prevent an embarrassing succession of defeats in the games versus AFC Eskilstuna and Falkenbergs FF though, so the players could be feeling more confident with it. Helsingborg have three injury worries as Kundai Benyu, Alexander Famerud and Par Hansson will probably miss out due to their respective issues.
Malmo have a similarly relatively small injury list, but it is still something they could do without considering their title charge. Andreas Vindheim, Rasmus Bengtsson, Fouad Bachirou and Lasse Nielsen will more than likely be forced to watch on from the stands with their injury problems. 4-4-2 has brought Malmo to the very top of the league table, so they will not change it – or at least they are not expected to change it – in this matchup.
Reasons for Helsingborg vs Malmo Betting Tips
BTTS at 5/6 with Skybet – Helsingborg have found the net in four of their last five matches in the league, although they have scored once at most in each of those fixtures. Helsingborg have also conceded in all of their matches up to now, while Malmo have shipped five goals in their five away fixtures, scoring the same amount too.
Over 2.5 Goals at 5/6 with Skybet – There have been over two goals in five of Malmo’s last six matches, most of which have been scored by them, and six of Helsingborg’s games thus far have seen more than 2.5 goals, the majority of which have been netted by the opposing side.