Norrkoping vs Hammarby
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Monday, 13 August 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Ostgota Porten (Norrkoping).
Two teams in the top 3 will face each other in the Swedish Allsvenskan at Ostgotaporten on Monday night. This should be the biggest game in game week 17 as Hammarby hopes to go top of the table or still keep huge pressure on AIK.
Meanwhile Norrkoping will be hoping not to slip out of the top 3 but rather close in on the gap between them and the top 2 teams.
Norrkoping are in 3rd place and are currently 5 points behind leaders AIK and their visitors Hammarby. They have managed 2 wins and 2 draws since they returned from the summer break. However, a defeat in this game could possibly take them out of top 3 and a bit far from title race.
On the flip side, Hammarby have been in top 2 for almost the entire season and their 3 consecutive wins showed they are back on track after dropping to second spot. Their last 3 games have been against teams in the struggling area which have helped them but their lack of European distractions have helped them more this season.
Norrkoping vs Hammarby: Head to Head
The last meeting between the two sides earlier this year ended 2-1 in favor of Hammarby.
Hammarby have lost their last 5 visits to Ostgotaporten against Norrkoping.
Norrkoping vs Hammarby: Prediction
This is a hard call, being that home side have won 88% of home games this season but haven’t faced a team in the top 6. Meanwhile, Hammarby are yet to lose away from home but I’ve 40% of their away games have ended in draw.
The game promises plenty of goals, 62% of Norrkoping home games have recorded over 2.5 goals. Also 71% of Hammarby away games have recorded over 2.5 goals too.
We are expecting goals on both sides and we are backing Over 2.5 Match Goals.
Norrkoping vs Hammarby: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals at 2/3 (1.68)
Both teams to score Yes – @ 4/7 (1.57).