Elfsborg vs Ostersunds: Preview and Predictions

Elfsborg vs Ostersunds Match Preview 2nd May 2017

Elfsborg vs Ostersunds
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Boras Arena.

Elfsborg enjoyed a successful 2016 season with head-coach Magnus Haglund as they finished the season with a respectable 5th place in the standings. Haglund returned to the club after 4 years last season, previously having led the club to their first league title in 45 years during the 2006 campaign.

The team in yellow made a decent start to their 2017 campaign and picked up 2 wins and 1 draw from their 5 matches, while losing in 2. This will be their third match at home, with previous two resulting in a win and a loss.

On the other hand, Ostersunds played their trade in Allsvenskan for the first time in their history. The team lurking in the third tier four seasons ago and their phenomenal rise has much to owe to the mastermind of
English manager Graham Potter. Ostersunds finished 8th in the league standings last season.

But their biggest achievement came when they lifted the the Svenska Cup in March this year. A feat that helped them confirm their place in the Europa League second qualifying round.

Ostersunds’ five matches this season so far saw 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. They have same points as their mid-week opposition, only ahead on a superior goal-difference.

Elfsborg vs Ostersunds: Head-to-head

Elfsborg are unbeaten in the three meetings against Ostersunds so far. The two home matches were wins, while the lone away trip end in a goal-less draw.

Elfsborg vs Ostersunds: Prediction

Both teams are in similar kind of form, but Ostersunds have the momentum after an excellent run in cup competition. Elfsborg won the previous two meetings against Ostersunds, but this could see a different result.

Elfsborg vs Ostersunds: Bet Tips

  • Double Chance – Draw or Ostersunds at 1.70
  • Over 2.5 goals at 1.70.

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