Malmo - Elfsborg Betting Preview: Expect late drama at Swedbank Stadium

Rikard Norling's side will be keen to protect their unbeaten home record on Monday evening but Willie Duncan thinks that Jorgen Lennartsson's side should cause them problems
Malmo came from behind to claim a thrilling 3-2 victory over Syrianska in the Swedish Allsvenskan on Thursday night and Rikard Norling's men will look to maintain their challenge at the top end of the table when they take on fellow high-flyers Elfsborg at Swedbank Stadium on Monday evening.

The hosts are unbeaten on home soil in the Allsvenskan so far this term and are chalked up as William Hill's 23/20 (2.15) favourites to claim another three points from this clash.

Elfsborg come into this match ahead of Malmo in the league table by virtue of their superior goal difference and they can be backed at a chunky 12/5 (3.40) with William Hill to emerge victorious here while the same firm offer 23/10 (3.30) that the match ends level.

Matches at Swedbank Stadium thus far this term have been tight affairs, with Malmo scoring six and conceding just three in five home matches, while it is also worth noting that three of the five home league games that Norling's side have played have ended all square.

With that in mind, it is somewhat unsurprising that William Hill offer just 8/11 (1.83) that Monday's meeting features fewer than three goals.

Interestingly, just 13 of the 34 goals that have featured in Malmo's matches thus far this term came in the first half while Jorgen Lennartsson's side have gained no fewer than nine points based on their second half performances thus far in the Allsvenskan.

With that in mind, punters should have no hesitation in snapping up the even money (2.0) quote from William Hill for the second half to feature most goals.

The same firm also offer even money (2.0) that the first half ends level and that is a selection which is also likely to attract plenty of support.

Those seeking to squeeze extra value from the game should trust the visitors to produce yet another polished performance after the interval and back the juicy 5/2 (3.50) on offer from William Hill for Elfsborg to win the second half.

Most goals in the second half at even money (2.0) with William Hill Elfsborg to win the second half at 5/2 (3.50) with William Hill

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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