Dalkurd vs Sirius
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Gavlevallen, Gavle.
The neutral venue of Gavlevallen will play host to the relegation derby between Dalkurd and Sirius on Saturday afternoon. There are only two points separating the two sides down at the bottom of the league standings as neither can afford a defeat here.
The hosts are in a somewhat tougher position as they sit at the very foot of the league ladder coming into the game. The league newcomers felt the strength of a higher division football right from the start of the season and they still look to be adjusting to it as the campaign reached the halfway point.
Sirius, who were also in the second tier two years ago, emerged as one of the most pleasant surprises of the previous term, finishing the Alsvenskan season up in seventh. However, they do have much more troubles to stay competitive this year and Blasvart will be up for a huge relegation battle until the very end of the season no doubt.
Dalkurd vs Sirius: Head-to-head
Teams have four wins apiece coming into their 11th head to head meeting.
Interestingly, both sides found the back of the net in each of last five head to head affairs.
Dalkurd won both of their Superettan clashes two years ago (the season which saw Sirius promoted into the elite class).
Dalkurd vs Sirius: Prediction
Sirius will come into this in much higher spirits as back-to-back wins over Brommapojkarna and IFK Goteborg moved them away from the rock bottom of the league standings. They will have a chance to make it three on the bounce given they face the last-placed side here.
Kim Bergstrand’s attacking line should have plenty of space to deliver in the final third and back up the affine attacking display from the last weekend’s IFK Goteborg clash.
Dalkurd shipped as many as six goals in last two matches against Trelleborg and Hammarby and we are not quite confident about their chances to keeping things tight at the back against an outfit which scored three goals seven days ago.
Since the most recent H2H trend also suggests we could be in for goals here, backing the BTTS pick looks to be the best of the betting options, set at the odds of 1.57. Braver tipsters can try and catch the value of the 6.50 odds offered for Sirius to win & BTTS.
Dalkurd vs Sirius: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.95
Sirius to win & BTTS @ 6.50.