Hacken vs Goteborg
Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019
Kick-Off 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Bravida Arena (Goteborg).
A real buzz is expected in and around Bravida Arena on Saturday afternoon when Hacken and Goteborg will battle it out in the 11th round of Swedish Allsvenskan.
This is a true derby of the entire Matchday between two local rivals from Goteborg. They will both come into the clash high on confidence following their respective bright starts to the new season.
Getingarna hold the second place and are just one point shy of leaders Malmo after 10 rounds. The visitors sit just two points below in fourth and they go into this unbeaten in seven successive league affairs.
It’s been a couple of quite challenging weeks for Goteborg who had a very tough schedule with matches against AIK, Sirius, Norrkoping, Malmo and Hammarby in past five rounds.
They won three and drew two in the process, a streak which proves they have quality even for the title contention this season.
Can the visitors keep such stellar form going and survive this tricky Hacken test too?
Hacken vs Goteborg: Head-to-head
Goteborg were much more successful over the course of history which is quite reasonable given they are bigger team with a much greater pedigree.
Nevertheless, it’s Hacken who claimed bragging rights in their previous meeting clinching a demolishing 4-1 victory back in late-September last year at Bravida Arena.
Both teams scored in four of past five head to head affairs.
Hacken vs Goteborg: Prediction
The hosts are flying high coming into this tie. They won four and drew one of last five league matches taking the full advantage of a much easier schedule compared to the one their city rivals had.
Getingarna kept their net untouched in last three home matches in the division. They won four of five home outings in this season of Allsvenskan.
Goteborg kept back-to-back clean sheets against free-scoring Malmo and Hammarby in consecutive goalless draws in past two rounds.
Knowing that both teams enjoyed superb defensive displays in recent ties (apart from Hacken’s 3-4 win over Sirius in the previous round), we notice the value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT at the 1.80 odds.
Hacken vs Goteborg: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw @ 3.40 (12/5).