ÖSTERSUND – GIF SUNDSVALL

The home side took an important and impressing win against Häcken away in the last round and could go into the break as one of the top teams in the league. Many experts thought that last year’s rookie could be a candidate for the title this year – so far, they’re not wrong.

Östersund has a full squad and hasn’t lost a game at home this season. With a good game plan in every game and with a lot of players in great shape the coach Potter could face his strongest team on the field here.

GIF Sundsvall has been pretty good so far, at least in the defense. But last round was a big step backward as they lost against Kalmar with 3-0. Now, they are without both of the central midfielders.

Everybody could see how this game will be. Östersund will have around 60% possession, dominate the game and push forward. With a lot of players that could score I think this will be a walk in the park for Östersund.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Östersund -1.5 at 1.990 

AFC UNITED – AIK

Newcomer AFC hasn’t started as planned. Not a single win so far and Coach Pelle Olsson sacked after the big loss against Djurgården. AIK has the best defense in the league, but the attack has been weak. Very weak.
There is a big question mark on how AFC will face the time here. By the time of this preview, the club still hasn’t presented a new coach. Positive for the home side is that the whole squad is available

AIK has been the best defensive team so far. Only six goals conceded in the first 11 games. That’s very impressive. On a negative side, 8 goals scored are weak. Eero Markkanen is back from suspension and that’s actually important as he can do some damage here.

AIK is a better team. There is no doubt about that. But I still think that the guests will have respect for the individual quality in some of AFCs attacking players like Ali, Eddahri, and Turay. As always – under 2.5 goals is a good bet when AIK plays.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Under 2.5 at 1.806

HAMMARBY – DJURGÅRDEN

Derby! Quite a way to finish the spring season and I can promise you that this game will be intense. Djurgården has been one of the biggest surprises so far and Hammarby has shown a pretty high level during the spring.
Djurgården has really stepped up this season and a lot of credit goes to Kim Källström who has managed to dominate in the league. To this game, almost all players are available. Still a doubt on Olsson, but Gunnarsson isn’t a bad replacement.

Hammarby has a lot of trouble ahead of this game. Coach Michelsen is suspended. So is also creative midfielder Smarason and central defender Magyar. Biggest key player Jiloan Hamad is injured and reports say that he will not make it in time.

Djurgården hasn’t won a derby in many, many years and media in Sweden are talking about a ghost… To be honest, I think it’s time for that ghost to disappear. Djurgården has too much individual quality, good form and harmony to win this.

Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Djurgården -0.5 at 2.140

Prices correct at time of writing.

By Christoffer Svanemar – @csvanemar for @FootballUtd.

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