On Wednesday, starting with 18:00, the Malmo – Helsingborg match will be played, from the 13th round in Sweden, the first league. Malmo has won the last 3 direct matches, without conceding a goal. The Allsvenskan leader won 2-0, 1-0 and 3-0, and Helsingborgs will once again have a very difficult mission on Malmo’s ground. In the previous 10 direct duels, the “blues” won 7 times!
Malmo has 25 points in the first 12 stages of the Swedish first league, leading the standings in front of the Norrkoping team, which has 24 points, but also a less disputed match. The “blues” come after two consecutive away matches with Goteborg, a 2-1 defeat in the Swedish Cup final, but also a 3-0 success last weekend. The team coached by the Dane Jon Dahl Tomasson is undefeated at home this season, ticking 4 victories and two draws so far, at a goal difference of 11-4.
On the other hand, Helsingborgs scored only 10 points in 12 matches and ranks 15th out of 16 teams, having a single point advantage over the last ranked, Kalmar. The “red” group has the weakest attack in the Swedish first league, with 9 goals scored (just like Ostersunds) and only 6 teams received more goals (16). Helsingborgs, coached by the legendary Olof Mellberg, is with Hacken, without a away victory this season and has a negative goal difference, 5-10.
After losing the Cup, Malmo is very motivated to win the first title of champion since 2017, and the Helsingborgs tail does not seem to be able to stand in its way.
Malmo won 20 Swedish championships;
The “blues” won 14 times in the Swedish Cup, the last time in 1989;
Helsingborgs won 5 Swedish champion titles;
The “Reds” won 5 times in the Swedish Cup;