AFC Eskilstuna vs Kalmar
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Friday, 15th July 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
The weakest sides in the first part of the new Allsvenskan campaign are set to take on each other in the relegation-battle-match which is to be played this Saturday at Tunavallen.
The hosts will have an absolute imperative to pick up pints because any other scenario would seriously challenge their ambitions of holding the elite class status.
The league’s newcomers have a mountain to climb in order to avoid the relegation having won no more than four points in the opening 14 rounds of the competition.
The team opened the competition in a promising way, but they are currently in a series of nine defeats and a draw in last ten league outings.
The owners made the needed chance on the bench by hiring the Englishman Michael Jolley as the new head coach, but a tough schedule with away fixtures against Malmo FF and Sirius caused two losses at the start of his reign.
Kalmar have also hired a new manager in mid-season, but Nanne Bergstrand is off to a poor start losing both of the ties with Djurgarden and AIK.
The visitors are in a somewhat better position as they took eight points so far in the season, but a potential victory over the direct rivals in the relegation battle would certainly mean a lot on players’ confidence ahead of the remaining Allsvenskan challenges.
AFC Eskilstuna vs Kalmar: Head to head
This will be the first head to head meeting in a league match for the two sides.
They took on each other in the 2007 edition of Svenska Cupen when Kalmar picked up a demolishing 1-4 win.
AFC Eskilstuna vs Kalmar: Prediction
In spite of losing their fixtures with Malmo FF and Sirius, AFC Eskilstuna showed certain improvements in their game under the new manager.
Jolley is about to make his debut at Tunavallen and he could have not asked for a better rival for making it victorious.
AFC Eskilstuna vs Kalmar: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be AFC Eskilstuna to win the match at 2.68 odds with Pinnacle.
Braver punters can take HT/FT – AFC/AFC for 4.35 odds by Unibet.