Kalmar vs Hammarby
Date: Sunday, 27 May 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Guldfageln Arena, Kalmar.
Both Kalmar and Hammarby made super strong kick offs to the new Allsvenskan campaign significantly beating last term’s record in the opening ten rounds. This can particularly be said for Bajen who enjoyed an amazing run of eight wins and a draw in nine games before falling at home to the second-placed AIK seven days ago.
The gap at the very top of the league ladder was thus reduced down to two points and a result on Sunday at Guldfageln Arena would be of a huge significance for Stefan Billborn and his men. Nevertheless, getting one will by no means be an easy task given that Roda Broder look very tough to beat in their own backyard at the start of the season. Kalmar won three and drew one of four home ties in the league and they’ll certainly be a tough nut to crack for the table-toppers at the weekend.
Kalmar vs Hammarby: Head-to-head
Kalmar were the much more successful outfit in the history of head to head encounters between the two sides.
Roda Broder won 14 and lost only 5 of 26 meetings with Bajen.
Kalmar’s dominance was especially expressed in matches at Guldfageln Arena where the hosts won 8, drew 3 and lost just 1 of 12 outings with Hammarby.
Only one of last five head to head meetings offered three or more goals.
Kalmar vs Hammarby: Prediction
Kalmar may have lost back-to-back away ties to the likes of Brommapojkarna and Orebro, but we can’t see them as heavy underdogs here. They were the dominant force in the history of H2H matches against Hammarby who only defeated Roda Broder once in 12 away affairs. Knowing that Nanne Bergstrand’s troops won three and drew one of four home games this season, we just have to try with the doubled chance backing the hosts not to lose at the odds of 1.72.
The main challenge for the hosts will be keeping things tight at the back and holding Hammarby’s deadly attacking trio (Dibba, Djurdjic and Hamad) who combined the impressive 20-goal tally in ten league games so far. Nevertheless, we believe the hosts have what it takes to do so and make it count knowing they shipped just one goal in four home fixtures in this stern of Allsvenskan.
Kalmar vs Hammarby: Bet Tips
- Kalmar or Draw Double Chance @ 1.72
- Hammarby – Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.91.