Östersund v Dalkurd
This is not a derby, but still, there might be some rivalry since both of the teams are pretty young and new at this level and both of them is from the north of Sweden. Still, there is some heavy difference in quality between these two sides.
Östersund grabbed an impressive win against Djurgården in the last round. Without any suspensions or injuries, Östersund can put their best team on the field here and they actually still have a chance to grab a spot to Europe.
Dalkurd will probably play in Superettan next year. The performance in the last round against AIK was embarrassing and it looked liked Dalkurd didn’t even try. To this game, icon Rawez Lawan is suspended.
Östersund will dominate this game from start to finish and with the form Dalkurd is in right now, I will be really surprised if Östersund doesn’t win this game quite easy and comfortable.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Östersund -1.25 at 1.900
Norrköping v Djurgården
Interesting game. IFK Norrköping lost two points in the last round against bottom side Sirius and is now eight points behind AIK. Now they really need to win the rest to still have a chance.
Ian Smith is suspended for IFK Norrköping, but they can welcome back goal scorer Kalle Holmberg from suspension. Norrköping is strong at home with 10-1-1 and all the pressure is on them here.
Djurgården are in the middle of nowhere and you can see that on the performance. Last round against Östersund was very weak and they would probably have some problem with motivation here as well.
IFK Norrköping is a better team than Djurgården and will most likely have a much bigger motivation here. With the strong form at home, I find it unlikely that Djurgården will travel home with anything here. IFK Norrköping will win this.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: IFK Norrköping -0.50 at 1.960
Häcken v Malmö
If we just look at the individual quality, this is one of the best games that Allsvenskan can offer. But both of the teams struggled at the beginning of the season and is now out of the title race – but still, both of them are fighting for a spot to Europe next season.
Häcken have the top scorer Paulinho in the team and he didn’t disappoint last round. With four straight wins, Häcken is in great shape only one point behind Malmö. A win here would be massive for the home side that doesn’t need to do any changes from the last game.
There is a big question regarding Malmö here and that is how they will handle the schedule. Thursday evening they have a big challenge at home against Besiktas and here they face Häcken away. We will probably see some rotation, but how many of the key players will rest?
Häcken has scored eleven goals in the last four games – that is impressive. At home, they always attack and if we look at the table, they need to win here. Malmö is not a team that goes out and try to keep the game at 0-0. They will go for the win, even if they rotate and that’s why I think this will be a fun game to watch, with changes and goals at both ends.
Asian Total Goals Betting Recommendation: Over 2.50 goals at 1.830
Preview by: @csvanemar.
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