Helsingborg vs Hacken: Preview and Prediction

Helsingborg vs Hacken:
Swedish Allsvenskan
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Kick-off: 16:30 UK Time
Venue: Olympia Stadium (Helsingborg).

Helsingborg look for back-to-back wins when they host Hacken for the Swedish Allsvenskan clash on Sunday evening at the Olympia Stadium.

The 2-0 away win at Sundsvall last weekend halted Helsingborg’s five match win-less run. They lost in three straight matches prior to that and will be keen to avoid another defeat to escape from the bottom half of the table. They are currently 12th in the standings with 18 points and 4 points separate them from the relegation zone. A win here could lift them as high as 7th at the end of matchday 15.

Hacken on the other hand are coming on the back of Europa League exit from the hands of Cork City. They are sitting at 7th in the league table with 20 points, just 2 short of Sunday’s opponent Helsingborg. A defeat here could see them drop at least four places by the end of match day 15. However, they are on a strong run in the league and are undefeated in the last 6 matches, with 4 wins and 2 draws. They held a strong Orebro away from home in the last fixture and will be high on confidence as they travel to Helsingborg on Sunday.

Helsingborg vs Hacken: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Overall (28 matches): Hacken – 11 wins, Helsingborg – 10 wins, Draws – 7.
  • Helsingborg at home vs Hacken (14 matches): 8 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses.
  • Hacken were victorious in both of the Swedish league clashes of last season, with a 3-2 win at home, followed by a 2-1 win away at Helsingborg.
  • Hacken are on a 3 match undefeated run against Helsingborg, with 2 wins and a draw.

Seven of the last 8 meetings between these two sides witnessed over 2.5 goals.

Helsingborg vs Hacken: Prediction

The hosts for Sunday evening, Helsingborg are on a poor run of form and are about to squander the good start to the season. They just ended their 6 match win-less run with a narrow away win at Sundsvall and will be looking to carry the momentum when Hacken comes to town.

Hacken’s oveall form in the league is pretty good, but they remain with just 1 win away from home so far this season, losing three and drawing 2. However they managed to avoid defeats in the last three away games, with the last two being draws and I bet this is going to an extremely difficult encounter to call.

A draw is my prediction for this match as I expect both head-coaches to adopt a cautious approach considering the respective league positions. I also expect both teams to score and the goals are likely to remain under the 2.5 mark.

Helsingborg vs Hacken: Tips

  1. Both Teams to Score.
  2. Double Chance – Helsigborg/Draw.