Hacken vs Elfsborg
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Saturday, 16th September 2017
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Bravida Arena (Gothenburg).
Hacken look to drive momentum from their recent form while taking on Elfsborg, a team that struggled at large in road games this season.
Hacken stretched their unbeaten run to 8 games with a 3-0 away win at Halmstad last weekend. The fine run includes 5 wins and 3 draws, particularly encouraging when 5 of those games were played away from home. Also, Hacken moved up to third in the standings, just 2 points behind the second placed Djurgarden.
Meantime, their Friday’s visitors are coming on the back of a poor overall form. Elfsborg managed just 1 win from their last 7 games, drawn 3 and lost 3. The current form pushed them to 8th in the league table, 7 points behind Hacken.
Away from home, Elfsborg were only able to pick 2 wins from their 10 games so far. Positives can be found in the 17 goals they scored during the period, but the defense is leaking goals in plenty.
Hacken vs Elfsborg: Head-to-head
Elfsborg won 2-0 when the teams met in June, ending Hacken’s three match winning run.
Hacken were victorious in the most recent two home games versus Elfsborg, but they lost in the previous two.
Elfsborg had scored in four consecutive visits to Hacken.
Hacken vs Elfsborg: Prediction
On paper, Hacken look like a better team than Elfsborg, a fact which is further boosted by their recent run of form. Adding the visitor’s poor away record this season, we could back the home team to win here.
Elfsborg managed to score in 9 of their 10 away games this season despite results not coming their way. Meantime, Hacken kept 3 clean sheets from their 11 home game this far. This make strong case for going for both teams to score here.
Hacken vs Elfsborg: Bet Tips
FT – Hacken to win for 1.91 odds at William Hill
Both Teams to Score for 1.61 odds with Unibet is a potential banker.