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Preview: Malmö vs. F91 Dudelange - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Thursday’s Europa League match between Malmö and F91 Dudelange, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Two Champions League dropouts go head to head on Thursday. Malmö welcome to luxembourg F91 Dudelange To Eleda Stadion in the third qualifying round. european league.

The Swedish champions were demoted to Lithuanian side Žalgiris, but their opponents lost the lead in the first leg and were relegated to the second tier of European competition.

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After losing 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League second qualifying round in Vilnius, Malmö were confident they could turn the tables around in front of their supporters after blowing the horn again with FK Zalgiris in Sweden last week.

However, the Allsvenskan champions scored more goals before the break and ultimately lost 3–0 on aggregate to the captain. Anders Christiansen Shelved for good measure.

Their conquistadors now face Nordic neighbors Bodo/Grimt in the third round, but Malmö now have to dust themselves off and qualify for the Europa League again.

Milos MilojevicThe team are also catching up to defend their domestic title, staying within three points of the Allsvenskan Summit after Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Sirius, but 16 points out of the current campaign. At the end of the match, they are in 5th place in the standings.

It’s been a rocky start since Milojevic took the reins from his former coach John Dahl ThomasonAfter leading the club to back-to-back league titles and the Champions League group stage last year before moving to Blackburn Rovers, the 22-time Swedish champions are in transition.

Star Striker without Thomason Antonio Colac and mainstay of defense Anel Ahmedzic For the English club in the past few months, Di Bray may be a better fit for the competition, which has reached the knockout rounds in 2020 after storming as group winner.

In contrast to former European Cup runners-up, F91 Dudelange, as their name suggests, was only formed in 1991 and has little continental influence.

Last season’s Luxembourg National Division winners hoped to advance to a dream Champions League debut after gaining an advantage in the first leg against Stade Jos Nosbaum last week, but Armenia’s FC We couldn’t capitalize on our away win against Pynik.

Dudelange led 2–0 on aggregate midway through the first half, but then crashed in disgrace after leaking four goals and were relegated to Europe’s second tournament.

We don’t have plans to start the domestic campaign until Sunday, Carlos Fangueirohas been able to fully focus on UEFA competition, having previously beaten Tirana in the first qualifying round of the Champions League.

Dudelange were the first Luxembourg club to pass the qualifying process in 2018 and also qualified for the group stage of the Europa League the following season. Having lost to Ireland’s Bohemians in last year’s European Conference League qualifiers, they started off as clear underdogs against Malmö.

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Malmö FF's Soren Riks celebrates after scoring his first goal alongside Antonio Korak and Veliko Virmancevic on 23 November 2021© Reuters

As a recent recruit, Malmö’s week got worse on Saturday mahame sibby The French midfielder, who suffered a serious injury in the game against Sirius at Allsvenskan, underwent surgery and will miss the rest of the season.

As well as missing the hosts’ star signing, the central midfield problem is compounded by the suspension of Anders Christiansen. Oscar Lewickicontinued absence due to injury.

another summer acquisition, Mustafa Zeidan, and therefore set to work in the engine compartment.veteran striker Ola Toivonen We need to lead the front line with support from Veliko Birmancevic – Malmö’s top scorer last season with 12 goals.

Dudelange, on the other hand, tends to favor the 3-4-1-2 formation away from home, Samir Haji When Mosin Hassan Joining forces up front – last season’s top scorer Digivid Siani Provides a goal threat from behind.

experienced athlete Medhi Kirch At the beginning of his fourth season with the club, he again captains the visitors from wingback.

Possible starting line-up for Malmö:
Darling; Beijmo, Hadzikadunic, Moisander, Knudsen. Pena, Lakip; Berget, Zeidan, Birmancevic.Toivonene

F91 Dudelange possible starting lineup:
Fox; Diouf, Da Costa, Skederovich. Uasiello, Bojik, Moren, Kirch.Sinani; Haji, Hassan

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We say: Malmö 2-1 F91 Dudelange

We can’t rule out the possibility that Malmö’s woes will continue against another unpretentious opponent this week, but the experienced side of Europe should have at least a one-goal lead over Luxembourg.

Dudelange can be defensively vulnerable and conceded multiple times, as evidenced by his last late collapse.

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