Helsingborg vs Falkenberg
Date: Saturday, 25 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Olympia (Helsingborg).
Helsingborg and Falkenberg steamrolled their way past the rest of the league in the previous term of Superettan (the second division of Swedish football), but they began to feel the top flight strength right at the start of the new season.
FCH are in a somewhat better position coming into this 11th round tie at Olympia. They took nine points from ten games and currently sit four points above rock-bottomed Falkenberg who were not pulling up any trees in the last couple of months.
The visitors lost seven, drew one and won one of last nine league matches. They found goals very hard to come by recently.
Hans Eklund’s men actually failed to score a single goal in last three league outings.
Can they by any chance get their campaign up and running against a familiar opposition on Saturday afternoon?
Helsingborg vs Falkenberg: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics speaks greatly in Helsingborg’s favour.
The hosts won seven, drew three and lost just one of eleven encounters with Falkenberg.
FCH won three and drew two of five home clashes with Falkenberg who scored only one goal in the process (5-1 goal difference).
Helsingborg earned the domestic double over Falkenberg in the previous term of Superettan.
Helsingborg vs Falkenberg: Prediction
We have to find the value in backing the home win at the odds of 1.80 here. This is a perfect opportunity for Helsingborg to turn a corner after a slower run of form.
They actually still own a decent home record with two wins, two draws and one loss in five league games at Olympia this season.
Given they played the likes of Norrkoping, Goteborg, Djurgarden and AIK along the way, it is a record Per Ola Ljung and his men can even be proud of.
Falkenberg have league’s weakest defensive record with 20 goals shipped in 10 matches. The alternative bet would thus be Helsingborg to net two or more goals at the odds of 1.83.
Helsingborg vs Falkenberg: Bet Tips
Helsingborg to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Helsingborg Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).