Hacken vs Orebro
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Monday, 31st July 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Bravida Arena (Gothenburg).
Teams are sitting at the tip of bottom half of the Allsvenskan table. Hacken are 8th with 24 points, while Orebro are 10th at a 2-point gap.
Hacken are getting back to home turf after playing back-to-back away game. The signs are encouraging for the team that defeated Jonkopings 1-0 before earning a morale boosting 2-2 draw at Sirius last week.
However, the Wasps were able to pick only 2 wins from their last 7 matches, drew 2 and lost 3. They were beaten just once in the first 10 matches of the season.
Meanwhile, Orebro got out of jail and held Goteborg to a 2-2 draw last weekend. They were trailing 2-0 before two late penalties fell in their favour.
Orebro’s form is exactly opposite to that of their Monday’s opponent. The team managed only 2 wins from the first 10 matches of the season. Now, they have picked up 4 wins in the space of 6 matches.
However, Orebro’s away form is skeptical after managing 1 win from the 8 matches so far. The negative goal difference of -6 is something that put the out of favour in clashes with weaker teams in the league.
Hacken vs Orebro: Head-to-head
The teams settled for a goal-less draw in the reverse leg of the current season.
Hacken have a strong home record against Orebro, after picking 6 wins and a draw from the last 9 meetings, while beaten in two. However, one of those defeats came in the corresponding league fixture of last season by a 1-0 margin.
Hacken vs Orebro: Prediction
Hacken do struggle in home matches against well disciplined defenses. To their favour, Orebro is not a team that fall in that category. With confidence boosting results on their back, the home team is expected to win this one. However, expect a flurry of goals lat in the game.