Malmö FF v Hammarby
This is a game between two teams that really prefer the offensive game. Both of them are competing for the European spots and Malmö is a bit behind. The home side also has to think about the upcoming game in Europa League this week. Malmö is five points behind and really needs to win this.
The national break gave Malmö a chance to rest some tired legs and will probably put the best team on the field here. That’s probably also the best way of preparing themselves for the game against Sarpsborg later this week. Frans Brorsson is suspended but Malmö got it covered at that central defense position.
Hammarby got a major blow last week with goalkeeper Johan Wiland injured for the rest of the season. That is bad news and replacement Davor Blazevic is not at the same level. Otherwise, it should be a full squad for the guests here, but with some question marks regarding the starting eleven.
Malmö is a better team than Hammarby at the moment. If we only look at the form after the national break that is very clear. Malmö also needs to win this to still be in the race for the European spots. At home, with the support, and with rested legs I really don’t see them loose here.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Malmö FF -0.50 at 1.720
Elfsborg v GIF Sundsvall
Home side are still in the danger zone and can be dragged into the bottom if they don’t get a result here. With only five points from the playoff and a lot of key players missing here, I think there will be some nerves in the home side. The guests can be a lot more relaxed and really go for it…
Chinedu Obasi, Per Frick and Simon Olsson are all suspended here. Frick and Obasi has been very important for the offense in Elfsborg and with those two missing there are some big doubts here. Two loss in a row doesn’t help calming those nerves.
GIF Sundsvall keeps impressing and keeps improving. An easy win last round against Elfsborg in a game where the captain and top scorer Linus Hallenius missed out. He should be back here and that is important for GIF Sundsvall.
Elfsborg must attack here and I won’t be surprised if they find a net. At home, they really should be able to, even if the normal duo up front is missing. GIF Sundsvall can play relaxed and will try to dominate the game and create chances with Wilson, Sema and Hallenius. An open and fun game with a lot of chances is my prediction.
Asian Total Goals Betting Recommendation: Over 2.50 goals at 1.930
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BK Häcken v Östersund
An interesting game where both of the teams really must win to still be in the race for the European spots. Attacking football with a lot of speed is a game plan that both of the teams prefers. The artificial turf is another thing that fits both of these two teams well.
Häcken are still unbeaten at home this season. A major mistake from the referee in the last round against Malmö resulted in a draw and Häcken now has 8-4-0 at home. Otherwise, Häcken has scored the most goals in the league this season.
Östersund is one point ahead of Häcken, but that doesn’t matter since they can’t be happy with a draw here. They must go for the three points to still compete for the important spots that leads to Europe 2019.
No major injuries and no suspensions in any of the teams and two teams that really need to win. I think we will see a fun game with a lot of chances and probably also goals at both ends. With a lot of offensive players in good shape, I find it unbelievable that this game will be boring.
Asian Total Goals Betting Recommendation: Over 2.50 goals at 1.780