VASTERAS V HELSINGBORGS
Västerås SK won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 1-0 Superettan losing effort in their last game against GIF Sundsvall.
In that match, Västerås SK had 45% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. On the other side, GIF Sundsvall got 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Linus Hallenius (24') scored for GIF Sundsvall.
Västerås SK have really struggled up front in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opposition teams during their last six matches. In those games, VSK have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 5. With no two games being the same, time will tell whether the trend shall be maintained in this next match.
Helsingborgs IF come into this meeting following a 1-0 Superettan win vs Akropolis IF in their previous match.
The only player to score from Helsingborgs IF was Assad Al Hamlawi (26').
Clashes with Helsingborgs IF have turned out to be rather tedious encounters recently with a lack of incisiveness being a trademark. During their past half dozen clashes, the trivial gross goal return of 6 has been recorded between them as well as opposing sides at an average goals per game of 1.
Heading into this fixture, Helsingborgs IF have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Prediction: Under 3.5
NORRKOPING V HACKEN
IFK Norrköping will be looking for another win after a 0-1 Allsvenskan triumph versus Mjällby AIF.
In that game, IFK Norrköping managed 63% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for IFK Norrköping was Maic Sema (4'). Mjällby AIF had 11 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
Rikard Norling's IFK Norrköping have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 8 times over their past six outings. The tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games stands at 6.
BK Häcken come into this meeting after a 2-3 Allsvenskan win in the defeat of Kalmar FF in their most recent outing.
In that game, BK Häcken had 29% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For BK Häcken, the goalscorers were Martin Olsson (10'), Ali Youssef (54') and Patrik Wålemark (69'). Kalmar FF had 14 shots on goal with 3 on target. Oliver Berg (43') and Johan Stenmark (62') scored for Kalmar FF.
BK Häcken have had no problems opening up opposition defences in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 11 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Getingarna have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same outings. That aside, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend might be replicated in this upcoming game.
Coming into this meeting, BK Häcken have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
OREBRO V HAMMARBY
Örebro SK won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-1 Allsvenskan defeat last time out to IF Elfsborg.
In that game, Örebro SK managed 45% possession and 5 shots on goal with 1 on target. The only player to score for Örebro SK was Deniz Hümmet (84'). IF Elfsborg got 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target. André Rømer (60') and Frederik Holst (97') scored for IF Elfsborg.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Örebro SK have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Örebro have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 12 goals on the way. We will have to find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Hammarby IF head into the meeting after a 5-1 Allsvenskan win with the downing of Degerfors IF in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Hammarby IF had 47% possession and 27 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. For Hammarby IF, the goalscorers were Darijan Bojanić (44'), Akinkunmi Amoo (52'), Williot Swedberg (81'), Jeppe Andersen (92') and Gustav Ludwigson (94'). At the other end, Degerfors IF got 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Abdelrahman Saidi (45') scored for Degerfors IF.
Hammarby IF have been effective going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 12 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Bajen can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same outings.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
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