On Tuesday, July 19, Zalgiris will play at home against Malmö. This will be the first game of the second qualifying round of the Champions League.
The Lithuanian Football Federation continues to postpone games in the domestic arena for European Cup participants. For example, the champion of the country “Zalgiris” is free from playing in the Lithuanian championship until August 7th. All for the Champions League.
Although the other clubs are playing, Zalgiris is still in the lead in the “tournament”. After 18 games, the team has 41 points.
Zalgiris successfully passed the first qualifying round of the Champions League. The Lithuanian champion was able to beat the Balkani team from Kosovo (2:1).
The main time of the two-legged duel ended in a draw (1:1 – away, and 0:0 – at home). Mathias from Nigeria brought the winning goal to the Lithuanian champion in overtime.
The champion of Sweden in the 1st stage of the Champions League qualification met resistance from the best club in Iceland – Vikingura.
Opponents scored 11 goals for two. The return game in Iceland ended in a fighting draw (3:3). The fate of the confrontation was decided by one goal. In the first game , Malmö achieved a difficult home victory (3:2).
Malmö barely won the season in the domestic championship. In the 2021 season, after 30 rounds, the club scored the same number of points with AIK – 59 points each. However, it was the Malmö players who won the championship title – according to additional indicators. The team scored 8 goals more than the opponent.
In the Swedish draw, the 2022 season is in full swing. In the 14th round, Malmö won a guest victory over Norrköping (2: 0). The game took place on July 16.
The team continues to chase the leader of the Swedish championship – Djurgården. Opponents share 3 points.
Forecast and rate
In the upcoming match, 1xbet download do not believe in the Lithuanian champion: Zalgiris win – 4.64, draw – 3.64, Malmö win – 1.73.
“Malmö” is a noteworthy favorite on paper. The Scandinavians in the class should beat the opponent, most likely it will be so.
Zalgiris can surprise the opponent with a reliable defense. Lithuanians know how to dry the game. There is a chance that the team will not concede many goals.
Our prediction and bet – total under 2.5 for 1.79