Match Preview: Besiktas 0-1 Malmo FF Prediction and Betting Tips | Europa League (Group I)


Besiktas – Malmo FF betting tips for today, December 13, 2018

Kick-off: 18:55 Besiktas – Malmo FF
Football: Europa League – Group I
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

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In a group that sees all four participants in with a chance of qualification on the final Europa League (EL) group stage matchday, Besiktas (W2, D1, L2) know they will progress by avoiding defeat, while Malmö (W1, D3, L1) simply have to win.
Things looked bleak for Besiktas at 2-0 down away to Sarpsborg 08 last round, before a splendid second-half comeback sealed a 2-3 win. In total, eight of their nine EL group stage goals have come in the second period this term, including all five at home.
Despite losing to Genk in Istanbul on matchday three, Besiktas have lost just twice at home in 18 European matches (W9, D7).
Two come-from-behind draws, and three on the bounce in total, have left Malmö third in the group. All six of their EL group stage goals have come in the second half in a 27-minute period between the 53rd and 79th minute.
With the Swedish league completed on Nov. 11, Malmö’s last competitive game was a 2-2 home draw against Genk in this competition.
The sides have met five times previously, including Malmö’s 2-0 win over Besiktas in the reverse fixture. Overall the Swedes hold the upper hand with three wins to one (plus one draw).
Players to watchVagner Love has scored three second-half goals for Besiktas in the EL after coming off the bench, while Marcus Antonsson has two EL goals for Malmö – both scored in the 67th minute.
Stat attack: Besiktas have scored at least once in their last 25 competitive home games – 60% of those games saw both teams score.
Malmö have lost ten and drawn one of their 11 all-time away European group stage matches.
Besiktas have gone 91 UEFA Cup/EL games without a 0-0 draw.
Malmö have kept nine clean sheets away from home in their last 16 competitive games.

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