Östersunds FK didn’t start the new season as they wanted and not will receive one of the strongest teams of the Swedish first division, Malmö, who haven’t started to show their real potential. Let’s check this in detail.
The local team, Östersunds, are not a great team and this is not a secret. This is their 5th season in the Swedish first division and they haven’t finished in the top 4 yet, which are the spots that could allow them to compete in an international tournament. The team finished 12th last season and on this one, they are currently 13th after 7 rounds. They have a combination of weak offense and defense and also with many mistakes to create dangerous situations. This lack of form only gave them the chance to win 2 of their 7 games played so far, and both of them were against lower-class teams that usually fight to avoid relegation.
The visitor of this duel is no other than the big Malmö. They are the biggest team of Sweden with more titles and cups than any other team of the country. Last season was a big loss for them and they finished in second place, only 1 point below the champions. However, this season didn’t start well for them. They are currently placed 8th with 2 victories, 4 draws, and – at least – only one loss. Yesterday, they had a critical duel against the current leader, Norrköping. Malmö dominated the full game, but the leaders managed to find a draw in the last minutes and Malmö lost the chance to reduce the gap against them.
We all know that the season is just starting, but the first stage is crucial to boost the mental work and motivation that teams need for the whole year. In this sense, Malmö will take the chance to find a good victory against a team that doesn’t offer too much competition to the league. Additionally, Malmö’s captain Anders Christiansen is back to the team, and his presence on the field will push the team to go back to the first positions of the table. For those reasons, my bet is Malmö -1 AH. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits on the market, you should also register on the best betting software.