Elfsborg vs Hammarby
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Monday, 1st April 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Borås Arena (Borås).
Hammarby lost a place in Europe last season by a whisker. They had posted the same number of points as Malmo, with 58 each. But the superior goal difference of the latter allowed them to take part in the Europa League, while Hammarby saw their effort for the whole season counted to nothing. The team will be determined to not let such a thing happen again.
Elfsborg was lucky not to get relegated last season. They finished second-last among the teams that were safe and had the same number of points as the last such one. They had won just seven games in the league last time, and will be keen to improve upon that number. But their opener is against a tough customer, and fans look eagerly as to what will be the outcome.
Elfsborg vs Hammarby Head-to-head (h2h)
- Elfsborg found the back of the net in six of the last seven matches.
- Ten of the last eleven fixtures at this venue had the hosts netting goals.
- Hammarby lost their home tie against this team last season, which was probably the reason the team missed out on Europe.
- Five of the last seven encounters had three or more goals.
Elfsborg vs Hammarby Prediction
Hammarby was dangerously close to getting qualified to Europe last season, and their loss at home against Elfsborg was what most probably denied them a spot in the Europa. The team will definitely want to settle that score. Moreover, in the last edition of the Allsvenskan, Hammarby was fighting for the tops spots, while Elfsborg was struggling to stay alive in the competition.
Also, in the regular season, Elfsborg was winless in six of their last seven matches, whereas, their opposite number was unbeaten in six of their last seven attempts. Importantly, Hammarby lost just twice in their last 15 away games in the regular season. Expect the visitors to take back at least one point from this tie.
Hammarby may hold the upper hand, but Elfsborg has dominated recently in h2h games. Especially in the goal-scoring front, they have been impressive. The team found the back of the net in six of the last seven overall matches, and in ten of the last eleven at this venue. It’s gearing up to be a game with goals from either side of the pitch.
Elfsborg vs Hammarby Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
Double Chance: Hammarby or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).