HELSINGBORGS V TRELLEBORGS
Helsingborgs IF head into this fixture following on from a 2-2 Superettan stalemate against AFC Eskilstuna.
In that game, Helsingborgs IF had 48% possession and 6 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Helsingborgs IF, goals were scored by Assad Al Hamlawi (63') and Anthony van den Hurk (72'). AFC Eskilstuna had 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Ashley Coffey (42') and York Rafael (90') scored for AFC Eskilstuna.
Jörgen Lennartsson's Helsingborgs IF have found the net a sum total of 10 times in their preceding half-dozen outings. The comparative tally of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures amounts to 6.
Trelleborgs FF will come into the encounter following on from a 3-1 Superettan win over IK Brage in their previous match.
In that match, Trelleborgs FF managed 44% possession and 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Trelleborgs FF, the goalscorers were Dženis Kozica (7'), Henry Offia (58') and Mattias Håkansson (89'). On the other side, IK Brage got 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Leonard Pllana (78') scored for IK Brage.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Trelleborgs FF has been apparent in recent matches. Looking at their last six meetings shows that it’s occurred 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 2 and Trelleborgs FF have scored 8. Such a pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this game, though.
Going into this encounter, Trelleborgs FF are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
SLIGO V DUNDALK
Sligo Rovers will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 2-0 Premier Division success over St. Patrick's Athletic.
For Sligo Rovers, the scorers were Johnny Kenny (3') and Ryan De Vries (44').
Over their preceding six games, Liam Buckley's Sligo Rovers have netted a total of 5 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 0.83.
Heading into this contest, Sligo Rovers haven't been beaten in the league by Dundalk in their last 4 games.
Since a loss in their previous game against Longford Town in Premier Division competition, Dundalk will be hoping to turn things around here.
Aaron O'Driscoll (45') scored for Longford Town.
Looking at their form, and Dundalk have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in total. At the back, Dundalk have been far from perfect. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall persist in this upcoming match or not.
Going into this encounter, Dundalk are winless against Sligo Rovers in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Prediction: Both teams to score
AJACCIO V PARIS
AC Ajaccio are hoping to win again following the 1-0 Ligue 2 victory vs Sochaux.
The only player to score from AC Ajaccio was Gaëtan Courtet (75').
Their latest results reveal that quality has been evident in the AC Ajaccio rearguard. AC Ajaccio have kept it tight, seeing the number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous six outings standing at 4. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this match, though.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to EA Guingamp in Ligue 2 competition, Paris FC and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Charles Abi (41') was the scorer for EA Guingamp.
A sequence of resolute displays from the Paris FC defenders has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 outings in total. Over that same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 10.
Coming into this contest, Paris FC are unbeaten in their previous 10 league matches away from home. They really have been good on their travels.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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