Hammarby vs Falkenberg: Preview and Prediction

Hammarby vs Falkenberg:
Swedish Allsvenskan.
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Kick-Off – 16:30 UK Time.
Venue: Tele2 Arena (Stockholm).

It is relegation battle in Sweden’s Allsvenskan 2016, when Hammarby welcomes Falkenberg into Tele2Arena in Stockholm.

Hammarby found themselves reeling at the 14th position in the league standings after the 2-4 defeat to Hacken last Saturday. They had won just three matches this season, but a higher number of draws (6) earned them 13 points from 13 matches so far which put them at a 6 point difference from the top half of the table. A win here could lift them up to 11th in the table, depending on Helsingborg and Jonkoping perform in their respective fixtures.

The away win against fellow relegation candidates Gefle last weekend took Falkenberg off the foot of the league table and put them at a 6 point distance from Sunday’s opponent Hammarby. They had won just 2 matches this season, losing 10 and drawing 1. A win here wouldn’t affect trouble the positions of other teams in the league this week, but certainly build a platform to save them from relegation if they use the remaining matches wisely.

Hammarby vs Falkenberg: Head-to-Head

  • Overall (10 matches): Hammarby – 3 wins, Falkenberg – 2 wins, 5 Draws.
  • Hammarby at home vs Falkenberg (5 matches): 1 win, 3 draws, 1 defeat.
  • Hammarby defeated Falkenberg in both league clashes of the 2015 season by keeping clean sheets.
  • These two sides had played 5 consecutive draws in Superettan clashed from 2010 to 2012, but their last 5 clashes witness no draws.

Hammarby vs Falkenberg: Prediction

Hammarby might be a slightly superior side, but there is little to choose between the sides looking at their current form. The hosts could also take some positives looking at their good record at home this season, after tasting defeat only once so far this season. Moreover Hammarby are draw specialists, but they are expected to do much better against a side of Falkenberg’ s quality.

The affairs are often unpredictable in the Swedish league, but I expect Hammarby to grab a narrow victory on Sunday. And there is a higher probability for both of the teams to score in this encounter.

Hammarby vs Falkenberg: Tips

  1. Hammarby to win.
  2. Both Teams to Score.

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