Malmö FF and Granada face at Eleda Stadion, in a match for the Europa League (Play ‑ offs). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct match. The home advantage may play an important role in this match, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑ offs) after having played in previous qualifiers with: Lokomotiva Zagreb, Honvéd and Cracovia Kraków. This is a stronger team when they play at their stadium, as in the last 30 games they have registered 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins and 4 draws at their stadium. In their last match, for the Allsvenskan, they beat Häcken at home by (3‑0). In the last 10 home matches Malmö FF has 8 wins and 2 draws. His attack has scored regularly, since he managed to score in 9 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 24 of the last 27 have ended with Over 1,5 goals. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 13 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (31' ‑ 45 ').
Malmo heads into this match with a 3-0 win, receiving Hacken, in a game counting for the Swedish Championship. To reach this stage of the Europa League, the Swedes beat Lok Zagreb 5-0 in the previous round. In this match against Granada, coach Jon Dahl Tomasson should keep the team in 3-4-3 with Soren Rieks, Adi Nalic and Kiese Thelin being the team's most offensive references. It is important to note that Malmo men have quality in maintaining possession of the ball. For this match the home coach cannot count on Johan Dahlin, Christiansen and Dusan Melicharek, all with physical problems.
The away team comes to this stage of the Europa League (Play ‑
offs) after having played in previous qualifiers with: Lokomotivi
Tbilisi and Teuta Durrës. This is a stronger team when playing at their
stadium, as in the last 30 games they have recorded 5 wins, 5 draws and 5
losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their
stadium. In their last match, for the La Liga, they lost against
Atlético Madrid by (6‑1). In the last 10 away matches Granada won 4,
tied 4 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have
scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
Granada enters this game with a heavy defeat, 6-1, against Atlético de Madrid, putting an end to the four consecutive victories in official matches. It should be noted that the Spaniards reach this stage of the Europa League after beating Teuta and Lokomotiv Tbilisi. Coach Diego Martínez must maintain his standard of play, that is, organize his pupils in 4-3-3, favoring a more supported style of play. Midfielder Darwin Machís is one of the most important players in the attack of Granada, who is very fast and strong in transporting the ball. For this match the visiting coach cannot count on Quini and Neyder Lozano due to physical problems.
Malmo FF haven't lost in their last 5 games.
Malmo FF haven't lost in any of their last 16 home matches.
Malmo FF wins 1st half in 40% of their matches, Granada CF in 21% of their matches.
Malmo FF wins 40% of halftimes, Granada CF wins 21%.
Granada CF's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Malmo FF's.
Malmo FF scores 2.28 goals when playing at home and Granada CF scores 1.38 goals when playing away (on average).
When Malmo FF leads 1-0 at home, they win in 77% of their matches.
When Granada CF leads 0-1 away, they win in 87% of their matches.
When Malmo FF is down 0-1 home, they win 50% of their matches.
When Granada CF is down 1-0 away, they win 15% of their matches.
Granada CF have scored at least one goal for 6 consecutive matches.