Malmo vs Kalmar prediction, odds & betting tips – 24/05/2024

Malmo vs Kalmar prediction
Malmo play host to Kalmar on Friday – Photo by Icon Sport

Table-toppers Malmo have the home advantage in their Allsvenskan game against struggling Kalmar on Friday.

The hosts sit three points clear of Djurgarden with ten games played of the 2024 campaign, while visiting Kalmar have picked up ten points from their opening ten matches and sit third from bottom.

Malmo vs Kalmar predictions: Will Malmo keep another clean sheet?

Malmo vs Kalmar predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot tip

Malmo to win-to-nil

⚽ Correct score

Malmo 1-0 Kalmar

⚽ Anytime goalscorer

Isaac Kiese Thelin

Key Stats

  • Malmo have won three of their last five games against Kalmar, keeping a clean sheet in each of those victories. The hosts have also won and kept a clean sheet in three of their last five league games, so you can see why we're backing Malmo to win-to-nil on Friday.
  • Each of the last six competitive and non-competitive meetings between these two clubs have produced a final scoreline of 1-0 and with Malmo's last home game ending in the same scoreline, we're backing a 1-0 win for the hosts.
  • Isaac Kiese Thelin top scores for Malmo this season with seven league goals and we're backing the Swedish striker to score against Kalmar on Friday.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Odds stacked against Kalmar

  • HOME: 1/4 (1.25) – 80%
  • DRAW: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%
  • AWAY: 12/1 (13.00) – 7.7%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Malmo are the expected winners ahead of kick-off with a probability of 80%, and we can't argue with the bookmakers on this one.

Friday's hosts played out a 2-2 draw at Hacken last time out, while Kalmar won 2-0 at Varnamo.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. If, like us, you want to back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game the odds stand at 17/10 (2.70) with a probability of 37%, or you could go the other way and back over 2.5 goals at 1/2 (1.50) which has a probability of 66.7%.

Last five H2Hs: Malmo lead

Sweden Allsvenskan 08/10/23

Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

1
Malmo FF

Malmo FF

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 01/04/23

Malmo FF

Malmo FF

1
Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 28/08/22

Malmo FF

Malmo FF

0
Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

1

Sweden Allsvenskan 03/04/22

Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

0
Malmo FF

Malmo FF

1

Sweden Allsvenskan 28/11/21

Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

0
Malmo FF

Malmo FF

1

With three wins and two defeats, Malmo edge the hed-to-head form guide between these two clubs but it was Kalmar that won 1-0 when the pair last locked horns in October.

Team news and form guide

Malmo: Won three of last five

Oliver Berg, Stefano Vecchia, Niklas Moisander and Daníel Gudjohnsen all look set to miss the Kalmar game through injury.

Predicted lineup: Dahlin (GK), Jansson, Cornelius, Busanello, Makolli, Peña, Nanasi, Berg Johnsen, Ali, Kiese Thelin & Botheim

Sweden Allsvenskan 01/06/24

D

Brommapojkarna

Brommapojkarna

2

Malmo FF

Malmo FF

2

Sweden Allsvenskan 28/05/24

W

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

1

Malmo FF

Malmo FF

2

Sweden Allsvenskan 24/05/24

W

Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

0

Malmo FF

Malmo FF

5

Sweden Allsvenskan 20/05/24

D

BK Hacken

BK Hacken

2

Malmo FF

Malmo FF

2

Sweden Allsvenskan 16/05/24

W

GAIS

GAIS

0

Malmo FF

Malmo FF

1

Kalmar: Lost three of last six

Simon Skrabb returns for the visitors following a brief suspension, but Johan Karlsson and Carl Gustafsson have both been ruled out due to injury.

Predicted lineup: Kindberg (GK), Sætra, Sjöstedt, Motaraghebjafarpour, Jansson, Romário, Magashy, Ring, Islamović, Skrabb & Trenskow

Sweden Allsvenskan 02/06/24

L

Vasteras SK

Vasteras SK

4

Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 24/05/24

L

Malmo FF

Malmo FF

5

Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 19/05/24

W

IFK Varnamo

IFK Varnamo

0

Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

2

Sweden Allsvenskan 16/05/24

D

IFK Norrkoping

IFK Norrkoping

1

Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

1

Sweden Allsvenskan 12/05/24

L

BK Hacken

BK Hacken

3

Kalmar FF

Kalmar FF

1

Player to watch – Erik Botheim

Malmo's Norwegian forward Erik Botheim has made a bright start to his career in the Allsvenskan.

Erik Botheim player to watch
Malmo's Erik Botheim runs with the ball – Photo by Icon Sport

The former Rosenborg attacker has scored five goals and created four in his opening ten appearances for the Swedish giants and looks to have settled in very well at his new club.

Scoring goals and providing assists on a regular basis

Botheim might not have made the step up to Serie A during his time with Salernitana but the 24-year-old looks set to be a big hit in Sweden and we're backing the Malmo forward to impress on Friday against struggling Kalmar.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things