The top two in the Swedish Allsvenskan meet at the Tele2 Arena on Monday evening, with the homes side hoping to close the ten-point gap on their rivals with a win. Reigning Champions Malmo have won 12 of their 17 games to date, having suffered just one defeat all season long. Meanwhile, Djurgarden manager Özcan Melkemichel having seen his team improve dramatically on their seventh-place finish in the standings last time around.
With the two tops teams in Sweden meeting, attention on the game across Europe is likely to be high, with a whole host of bets expected on the encounter. Baring that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, in terms of form, players and head-to-head records. As well as this, we provide our top betting tip for the match, from only the most respected bookmakers.
Four wins from five have seen Djurgarden rise up to second in the table, with the home side having scored the largest amount of goals in the whole division, at 32 in just 17 matches. A 3-0 win over Europa League side Ostersunds last time around continued their fine run of form, with strikers Magnus and Gustav Engvall among the leading scorers in the league so far this season. Djurgarden last won the title back in 2005, with ‘The Iron Furnances’ requiring a win in order to give themselves any chance of catching Malmo at the top.
Malmo FF Form
Malmo have been in imperious form throughout the season under manager Magnus Pehrsson, with goals coming from all areas of their team. One defeat from 17 games shows how difficult they are to beat, with the ‘Sky Blues’ having conceded just 15 goals. Malmo are unbeaten in their last five matches in the Allsvenksan, rescuing a point having been 3-1 down against Sirius just a matter of weeks ago. The likes of Markus Rosenberg, Pawel Cibicki and Anders Christiansen have been among their star performers this season, with the trio almost certain to cause the Djurgarden defence problems on Monday evening.
Top Betting Tip
The emphasis will be on Djurgarden to take the game to Malmo at the Tele 2 Arena, however the visitors are one of the most dangerous sides in the Swedish game when it comes to counter attacks. With little to choose between the duo, and both teams in find form recently, our top betting tip for the match is to back a draw between the two teams, which can be found at best odds of 23/10 at William Hill.