After a stalemate last week, the Drogs travel to Sweden looking for a huge upset, with our tipster backing the home side to progress to the next stageMalmo were frustrated last week in Dublin as the 10 men of Drogheda United held off the Swedish side to draw 0-0 in the first leg of their Europa League first-round qualifier.
Tonight will be a tough ask for the Irish Premier side though, who, after finishing second in the league last season, are towards the bottom end of the table this term. The Drogs haven’t reached the second stage of the competition since 2007 and are massive underdogs to repeat that feat this season.
Malmo come into this match with only one defeat in their last seven, which sees them sit joint top of the Swedish Allsvenskan alongside IFK Goteborg.
The last time Rikard Norling’s men were in the Europa League was 2011, when they reached the group stages, before losing to the likes of Austria Wien and Metalist. Paddy Power price the Blues at a short 1/6 (1.16) to win in 90 minutes.
Drogheda come into this game in woeful form. Mick Cooke’s men have not been able to find the form of last season, recording only one win in their last six.
The Drogs did put up a valiant performance last week, especially with 10 men through the last 15 minutes, but Paddy Power don’t give them much hope this week, pricing them at 10/1 (11.00) to win the match. The same firm prices the draw at 6/1 (7.00).
A bet that stands out in this fixture is Malmo to win the game to nil at 8/11 (1.73). As well as being in dire form, Drogheda have struggled to find goals, scoring in only one of their last six matches. With Malmo scoring in 16 of their last 17 matches, expect this bet to land comfortably.
For those looking for more value, backing the game to end 2-0 to Malmo at 9/2 (5.50) is worth investing in. Expect Drogheda, much like last week, to put up a good fight, but in the end class will show through.
|Malmo to win to nil at 8/11 (1.73) with Paddy Power
||Malmo to win 2-0 at 9/2 (5.50) with Paddy Power|
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