Malmö FF and Granada meet at Eleda Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs). This will be the first direct meeting between these two teams as they have never met before. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
Malmö FF :
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs), the home team eliminated: Lokomotiva Zagreb, Honvéd and Cracovia Kraków. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 11 victories and 4 draws in his stadium. In their last match, for the Allsvenskan, they beat Häcken at home by (3‑0). In their last 10 home matches Malmö FF has recorded 8 wins and 2 draws. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 24 of the last 27 matches they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In the last 13 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (31′ ‑ 45 ‘).
Malmo come into this game after a 3-0 home win over Hacken in a Swedish championship game. To reach this round of the Europa League, the Swedes beat Lok Zagreb 5-0 in the previous round. In this game against Granada, coach Jon Dahl Tomasson must keep the team at 3-4-3, with Soren Rieks, Adi Nalic and Kiese Thelin being the most offensive references of the team. It should be noted that Malmo has the quality to maintain possession of the ball. For this game the coach of the house cannot count on Johan Dahlin, Christiansen and Dusan Melicharek, all with physical problems.
Until reaching this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Playoffs), the visiting team eliminated: Lokomotivi Tbilisi and Teuta Durrës. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 22 goals scored and 21 suffered; against 9 victories, 2 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 24 goals scored and 16 suffered. In their last match, for the LaLiga, they lost away to Atlético Madrid by (6‑1). In their last 10 away matches, Granada has recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Granada comes into this game after a strong 6-1 loss to Atlético de Madrid, ending four consecutive victories in official matches. It should be noted that the Spanish reach this round of the Europa League after eliminating Teuta and Lokomotiv Tbilisi. Coach Diego Martínez must maintain his style of play, that is, he will organize his players in a 4-3-3, favoring a more supported style of play. Midfielder Darwin Machís is one of the most important players in Granada’s attack, being very fast and strong in transporting the ball. For this game the visiting coach cannot count on Quini and Neyder Lozano, due to physical problems.