Norrkoping vs Hacken
Date: Sunday, 15 July 2018
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Ostgota Porten, Norrkoping.
Norrkoping are about to continue a series of tough fixtures on Sunday when they play host to top-hall rivals Hacken just a week after drawing 1-1 away at Djurgarden at the Allsvenskan restart after the summer break.
Most importantly for the head coach Gustafsson is that his men maintained the fine streak making it sic straight league games without a win last weekend.
Such spell of form climbed Peking up to the third place in the Allsvenskan standings and a potential success against Hacken would further raise the spirits ahead of important ties with Elfsborg and Malmo FF.
The visitors came fourth at the end of the last season, which was enough to secure them an Europa League appearance this summer.
Hacken returned to the continental competition after a two-year break in some manner, destroying Latvian Liepaja 0-3 in the first leg on Thursday evening.
Norrkoping vs Hacken: Head-to-head
- Norrkoping entirely dominated this match-up in the most recent history of H2H games between these two sides.
- Peking won all of last six meetings against Hacken netting two or more goals in each of the fixtures in the process.
- The previous clash saw Norrkoping beat Getingarna 4-1 at home in mid-September last year.
Norrkoping vs Hacken: Prediction
Norrkoping will head into this high on confidence after a decent display in a 1-1 draw away at Djurgarden last weekend. They’ve been enjoying a superb form in front of the home crowd lately, winning six of last seven league games in their own backyard.
Such streak, combined with an amazing run Peking have in H2H fixtures with Hacken, make the 2.15 odds offered for the home win look delicious here.
The visitors did manage three clean sheet wins on the bounce in all competitions, but they had much easier opposition along the way.
Hacken are generally struggling for goals on travels in this term of Allsvenskan as Andreas Alm’s side will head into this after failing to find the back of the net in four of last six league matches away from home.
Norrkoping vs Hacken: Bet Tips
Norrkoping to win @ 2.15
Norrkoping to keep a clean sheet @ 3.40.