Malmo and Sivasspor go head to head at the Eleda Stadion in the first of their two-legged Europa League qualifying playoff round clash on Thursday.
The visitors head into the game without a win from their opening three games of the 2022-23 campaign and will be looking to end this dry spell and place a foot in the group stages of the European competition.
Malmo will take to the pitch without the services of 24-year-old forward Adi Nalic, who picked up an ACL injury in April’s clash with Varnamo.
He is joined on the club’s injury table by Malian international Mahame Siby, who is set to miss his sixth consecutive game through a hip problem.
Veteran forward Ola Toivonen was involved in three of Malmo’s five goals in the previous round and the 36-year-old should spearhead the attack once again, alongside Mohamed Buya Turay and former Djurgarden man Joseph Ceesay.
Meanwhile, Sivasspor will be without the experience of 34-year-old midfielder Hakan Arslan, who suffered a calf muscle injury in the Super Cup clash against Trabzonspor on July 30.
Former New England Revolution defender Samba Camara is also out of contention for the Super Lig side after picking up a knee injury in May’s game against Kayserispor.
Malmo possible starting lineup:
Dahlin; Nielsen, Moisander, Olsson; Berget, Pena, Rakip, Larsson; Turay, Ceesay, Toivonen
Sivasspor possible starting lineup:
Yoldiirim; Paluli, Appindangoye, Osmanpasa, Erdal; Cofie, Ulvestad; Yesilyurt, Kesgin, Gradel; Yatabare
Over 1.5 Goals