Is Malmo back from hibernation? Read our Wolfsburg vs Malmo betting predictions and odds – Europa League 2020
It is at least not a competitive advantage that the Swedish Allsvenskan ended in early November and the new season does not start again until April. The European Cup takes no account of the climate and the long winter break in Sweden. Malmö is already kicking in the Swedish Cup again, but overall one can speak of a cold start to 2020.
Wolfsburg vs Malmo Betting Predictions and Odds
In addition to the Glasgow Rangers, Malmö is one of two teams that made it through to the sixteenth final. There are no easy tasks anymore. With VfL Wolfsburg, the Northmen duel to move on to the round of 16. The wolves are considered the best in this pairing by the best bookmakers.
In the group stage, Malmö was first in his pool and was able to book eleven points on the account. Lower Saxony also took eleven points, but that was only enough to take second place behind KAA Gent. However, this fact has no meaning as to the strength of these two teams. It is only clear that the Swedes are not walking customers.
When Wolfsburg competed in the Europa League, the Lower Saxony made it to the quarter-finals. VfL has never suffered a defeat in the sixteenth final of this competition. Therefore, in the first leg between Wolfsburg and Malmö, the prediction is towards a win for the home side.
The Swedes are, as is naturally the case with Swedish clubs, extremely physical. Therefore, it should not be a pleasant game for the Lower Saxony. Nevertheless, the goal can only be to produce a good result in order to start the second leg somewhat relaxed.
It remains to be seen whether there will be a preliminary decision, but it seems inevitable to give the Germans a tip between Wolfsburg and Malmö. You can find preliminary reports on further matches in the sixteenth finals in our betting base Europa League Tips.
The long winter break in Sweden is definitely an advantage for the Bundesliga team and this should be exploited on Thursday when Malmö starts 2020 from zero to one hundred. The kick-off for the first leg in the sixteenth final of the Europa League between VfL Wolfsburg and Malmö FF in the Volkswagen Arena will take place on February 20, 2020.
Wolfsburg – Statistics & current form
Whether VfL Wolfsburg will be allowed to compete again in the European Cup next season is currently still in the stars. In the Bundesliga table, the wolves are currently only in ninth place. Up to sixth place there are currently five points. Depending on what happens in the DFB Cup, seventh place could be enough. Until then, the Lower Saxony are currently only two points short.
After Oliver Glasner’s team made a false start to the new year, the wolves now seem to be on the right track again. There were a total of seven points from the last three games in the league. It is striking, however, that VfL have not won at home in the last three games. VfL has won seven of their last eight home games in the European Cup.
Wolfsburg is playing strong again lately
Due to the improved form of the past few weeks, VfL can be cautiously optimistic about this game against the Swedes. In addition, attacker Wout Weghorst has rediscovered his goal instinct. Therefore, in the first leg between Wolfsburg and Malmö, the odds of a home win should be the first choice.
The wolves celebrated a real breast-breaker last weekend at the away game in Hoffenheim. Various decisions by the video referees gave the game a dramatic touch. Wout Weghorst converted two penalties and was able to crown his performance with the 3-2 winning goal, this time out of the field. Despite the current good condition, Xaver Schlager in particular warns of Malmö FF.
“We are not a favorite.” – Xaver Schlager
With RB Salzburg the Austrian failed twice against the Swedes. Nevertheless, the midfielder should have an almost exclusive opinion when he says that Wolfsburg will not be the favorite against Malmo.
There are no major problems with the wolves in terms of personnel. The two long-term injuries William and Ignacio Camacho will still be missing. Maximilian Arnold and Marin Pongracic, who are banned in the Bundesliga, could be used. Therefore, VfL can almost compete on Thursday with the best members.
Probable lineup of Wolfsburg:
↳ Casteels – Roussillon, Brooks, Knoche, Mbabu – Guilavogui, Schlager, Arnold – Mehmedi, Steffen, Weghorst
↳ Coach: Glasner
Last games from Wolfsburg:
⚽️ 02/15/2020 – TSG Hoffenheim vs. Wolfsburg 2: 3 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 08.02.2020 – Wolfsburg vs. Düsseldorf 1: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Paderborn vs. Wolfsburg 2: 4 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Wolfsburg vs. Hertha 1: 2 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ Jan 18, 2020 – Cologne vs. Wolfsburg 3: 1 (Bundesliga)
Malmö – Statistics & current form
Until the end of the year, Uwe Rösler, who now sits on the bench at Fortuna Düsseldorf, was the coach in Malmö. His expiring contract was not extended and so he was replaced by former Bundesliga player Jon Dahl Tomasson. However, the former coach was responsible for moving into the playoffs in the Europa League.
Malmö FF finished Swedish Allsvenskan on November 2nd as runner-up. This means that the Swedes hardly know where they are right now. Of course, some test games were played, but Malmö has not yet switched to competition mode. The current form can therefore hardly serve as a reference.
Malmö defies the European competition
The statistics from the Europa League are more suitable. Malmo has not lost in five games in the European Cup. This shows that the team is competitive, with the Swedes having their fill in the last few games. Therefore, between Wolfsburg and Malmö, the prediction of a success of the wolves remains.
Malmö had to compete in the Swedish Cup last weekend. Against the lower-class club Syrianska there was a clear 8-0 win. Marcus Antonsson (2), Eric Larsson, Arnor Traustason, Adi Nalic, Romain Gall, Pavle Vagic and Guillermo Molins were the goalscorers. As a dress rehearsal for the Europa League, this match was only of limited use.
Wolfsburg does not take Malmö lightly
Uwe Rösler is an intimate connoisseur of Malmö FF. In our betting base Bundesliga tips, the match between Wolfsburg and Düsseldorf was reported in February.
“Malmo has a mentality and self-confidence and will not hide.” – Uwe Rösler
As a result, the coach knows exactly what is going to happen to his ex-club in the Volkswagen Arena. Uwe Rösler speaks of mentality and self-confidence among the Swedes and assumes that they will not hide in Wolfsburg.
It is difficult to say how the Swedes will look in terms of personnel. Little can be derived from the preparation and the cup game. It is clear that captain Markus Rosenberg ended his career at the end of the Swedish season. Issac Kiese Thelin, who once played for Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, could make his debut with the Swedes.
Probable lineup of Malmo:
↳ Dahlin – Safari, Bengtsson, Nielsen, Larsson – Lewicki, Christiansen, Rieks, Gall – Traustason, Antonsson
↳ Coach: Tomasson
Last games from Malmo:
⚽️ 02/15/2020 – Malmo FF vs. Jonkopings Södra IF 3: 2 (friendly match)
⚽️ 02/15/2020 – Malmo FF vs. Syrianska FC 8-0 (Cup)
⚽️ 02/11/2020 – Malmo FF vs. Varberg 1: 3 (friendly match)
⚽️ 02/06/2020 – Malmo FF vs. Sparta Prague 2-0 (friendly game)
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Malmo FF vs. FC Krasnodar 1: 3 (friendly match)
Wolfsburg vs Malmö Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Wolfsburg and Malmö have not yet met. The wolves were in contact with Swedish football in 2005 when they won against IFK Gothenburg in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. Malmö FF’s record against German clubs is a little more meaningful.
Malmo has never been victorious in Germany
The Swedes have played five competitive games on German soil and have never won. In the last four duels over and back against clubs from the Bundesliga, Malmo was four times the loser. The Swedes were only able to prevail against a German team once.
Wolfsburg vs Malmo Betting Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer Tipsters
A significant advantage for the wolves is that the season in Sweden does not start until April and Malmö can therefore not show any practice at competition level. It is quite conceivable that the Swedes will run out of air in the final phase of the game. Wolfsburg will probably go for victory, because seven of their last eight home games in the European Cup have won the Lower Saxony.
However, the Swedes have been unbeaten for five games in the Europa League. Nevertheless, the odds comparison at the betting base shows that Jon Dahl Tomasson’s team are hardly given any chances in this first leg. It looks as if there was no alternative to a tip for a home win in the match between Wolfsburg and Malmö.
⭐️ Wolfsburg vs Malmo Betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
🔹 Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 2.00
🔹 Betting Prediction: Under 2.5 goals
🔸 Odds: 1.80
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ YES
🔸 Odds: 2.00
🔹 Betting Prediction: Both teams to score/ NO
🔸 Odds: 1.75
This could also be because the Swedes have never won five attempts in Germany. We assume that this statistic will not change in the sixth game. We even decided to allude to the odds of a handicap win (-1) for the wolves in the duel between Wolfsburg and Malmö.
Game: Wolfsburg vs Malmo
Competition: Europa League Final Stage
Betting prediction: Handicap: victory at home -1
Stake: 5/10 units