Hammarby vs Goteborg
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Monday, 1 October 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Tele2 Arena (Stockholm).
Hammarby still sit in the Allsvenskan top 3 after 23 games played but with a four-game winless streak now behind them, they have Malmo breathing down their necks and sitting just one point behind. Stefan Billborn’s men now host similarly struggling Gothenburg in the hope they can finally end the streak but have a lot to prove at Tele2 Arena.
Bajen have suffered losses to Djurgarden, AIK, and Elfsborg since early September and only held Sirius to a 1-1 draw along the way, struggling to find the net and seeing two narrow 1-0 losses in their last two outings.
Gothenburg have seen just as bad recently and sit huge 20 points behind the rivals at this point, failing to bag a win since mid-August. They have suffered rather comfortable losses to both Hacken and AIK late in September and can only hope for a better September, as manager Poya Asbaghi struggles to find a cure for their woes at the back with his men conceding two or more goals in four of the last five games.
Hammarby vs Goteborg: Head-to-head
- Hammarby have earned three wins and a draw in the sides’ last four head-to-head clashes.
- Bajen have snatched a 1-2 win at Gamla Ullevi in April, with second-half goals from Bjorn Paulsen and Jiloan Hamad.
- Gothenburg haven’t beaten the rivals since May 2016, despite some very narrow clashes along the way.
Hammarby vs Goteborg: Prediction
We will now back Hammarby to finally return to the winning ways and we’ll go for a Home win at 1.50, which does come off as a banker bet. They have struggled to score goals but the rivals have woes of their own and Bajen should be able to outclass them at this point, finally returning to their winning streak at this ground.
Gothenburg have been scoring goals on the road too and we’ll now also back Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.70. Hammarby should be able to score goals this time around and we thus expect a thriller contest this time around, which also promises goals and they could prove worthy of a top 3 spot on the day after all.
Hammarby vs Goteborg: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.70 (7/10).