The Liberty Stadium outfit begin their first continental adventure in 22 years, while the Swedish side look to capitalise on a 9-0 aggregate win in the previous qualifying round
Rangel, Amat, Williams, Davies
Britton, Shelvey, Michu
Hernandez, Bony, Routledge
Albornoz, Jansson, Helander, Ricardinho
Hamad, Thern, Halsti, Forsberg
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup faces a high-profile absence for Thursday's tie, with central defender Chico Flores set to miss out due to a thigh problem and Jordi Amat in line to deputise.
Record Swans signing Wilfried Bony is expected to make his competitive debut for the Welsh side, having impressed in Saturday's 3-0 friendly win against Reading, providing two assists at the Madejski.
Leon Britton will likely feature in midfield alongside Michu and Jonjo Shelvey, who tallied a goal apiece in the weekend's warm-up match.
Swedes Malmo, currently second place in the Allsvenskan table, will need to pick themselves up for European competition after a shock 2-0 defeat to lowly Gefle on Sunday which saw a six-game unbeaten run come to an end.
Central defender Erik Johansson sustained a foot injury in the disappointing loss, and is almost certain to be replaced in an otherwise unchanged starting XI by the recently recovered Filip Helander.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Swansea have not competed in European competition since 1991, when they were beaten 10-1 over two legs in the European Cup Winners' Cup first round by Arsene Wenger's Monaco side, which included George Weah and Youri Djorkaeff.
- The Swans' £12 million capture, Wilfried Bony (pictured right), boasts a strong goal scoring record in the Europa League, having found the back of the net eight times in 15 career appearances.
- Malmo and Swansea have never before met on the pitch in a competitive match.
- The Swedish giants gained entry to the Europa League third qualifying round by trouncing Scots Hibernian 9-0 over two legs, one of which was a 7-0 whitwash at Easter Road.
- Malmo progressed to the final of the European Cup, the predecessor to the Champions League, in 1979, only to lose 1-0 to Nottingham Forest.
- South African international Tokelo Rantie has notched one goal and three assists so far in Europa League action.