AFC Eskilstuna vs Djurgarden
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Monday, 31st July 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Tunavallen, Eskilstuna.
Djurgarden fancy their chances of moving into the Europa League qualification zone with a win against relegation candidates AFC Eskilstuna.
AFC managed just 1 win all season, which came against fellow relegation candidates Kalmar in their last home fixture. However, they lost to the same opponent in the away trip last week. Besides, they are a team that lost in 11 of their 16 league matches so far this season.
Djurgaarden are coming on the back of a confident win at home against Ostersunds, which is a key victory for the team in the battle for European qualification spots. The have dropped down to fourth from third place after Sirius grabbing a vital away win at Elfsborg. However the win against AFC will push them up back to the third spot.
The Blue Stripes are arguably the best home team in the league, but often fail to keep the same performance level in away game. Djurgaarden are placed 8th in the away table with the stats of 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses from 7 matches. However, they scored in every away game this season since firing blanks in their first road game of the season at Hacken.
Eskilstuna vs Djurgarden: Head-to-head
Djurgaarden won all the three previous competitive games against AFC. The reverse fixture of the current season was a thumping 4-0 win. The two meeting before that were in the Swedish Cup – 2005 and 2003.
Eskilstuna vs Djurgarden: Prediction
Surprises are not expected at Eskilstuna on Monday as Djurgaarden are expected to have what it got to bag three points here, despite a tag underwhelming in away games this season. They have a knack of scoring goals at crucial points of the game, the same can’t be said about the home team.
Eskilstuna vs Djurgarden: Bet Tips
FT – Djurgaarden to win is a banker, priced at 1.50 odds with William Hill.