Rangers vs Malmo will take place at Ibrox Stadium.
After the 2-1 defeat in Sweden by Malmo, there was another defeat in the championship, with 1-0 by Dundee United. It was Rangers’s first defeat in the league since March 2020. The two consecutive defeats brought concern. Rangers had the ball possession, but not clear chances, they seemed trapped in the first half and were surprised in the second, when Robson scored in the 64th minute the goal that judged the game.
They continued to have the ball possession. A shot from Tavernier outside the area – which was spectacularly repulsed by the home side goalkeeper – and a header from Goldson that went just wide were the best chances they had to show. “I do not think we deserved to lose, but that happens when you can not make clear chances. We do not have time to cry. A huge game awaits us” said Gerrard about his team’s first defeat in the league after 41 matches.
Four days after the 2-1 victory over Rangers, they drew 0-0 at the headquarters of Halmstad. Malmo remained at the top, but now they are equal to Djurgaarden. In the match against Halmstad, they lost a chance in the 15th minute with Beijmo. The hosts then tried to threaten but without making any big chance. Malmo chased the victory after 60′. They had chances in 62′ with Christiansen and Colak in 64′. Malmo could have won with Berget’s head in 85′ but Halmstad’s goalkeeper repulsed impressively.
John Dal Thomason was caustic at the pre-match press conference against Rangers. When journalists asked him which team will have the pressure, his team who won the match, or Rangers who will play in front of their funs, he answered. “They need the money, don’t they?” referring to the hosts. He anointed Rangers as favorite.
Rangers vs Malmo prediction
Ibrox – the stadium is expected to be full – gives Rangers the lead. Odds for Rangers win remain small and underestimate the Swedish team. Malmo counts 14 championship matches, they are in full form and this was obvious in the first match as well. The rematch looks tight. It will be difficult to have more than 2 goals, so under 2.5 goals seems like a good choice.