Ostersunds vs Elfsborg
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Jamtkraft Arena, Ostersund.
Ostersunds entered the new Allsvenskan campaign in a rather slower fashion, but they look to have found the winning formula after the short summer break. Ian Burchnall’s side took seven out of nine possible points from last three league ties even though they played the likes of Hammarby and Malmo FF in the process. They host Elfsborg high on confidence after trashing Trelleborg 4-1 at home last weekend.
The visitors have been playing hot and cold throughout the campaign. They fell down to 11th in the league standings after failing to find the net in last two league outings. They did not conceded many either, but eventually won just one point from matches against Hammarby and Norrkoping (pretty tough schedule, though).
Ostersunds vs Elfsborg: Head-to-head
This will only be the sixth head to head tie between the two teams.
Ostersunds have the chance to get on level terms with their rivals with a win here as Elfsborg won two, drew two and lost one so far.
Interestingly, Ostersunds bagged four goals in each of last two games against Di Gule.
Three or more goals were seen in four of five head to head games.
Ostersunds vs Elfsborg: Prediction
The hosts head into the match as the form favourites, but they could struggle to break the deadlock past the stern defense of Elfsborg’s. Di Gule held things tight at the back in fixtur3es with strong attacking sides such as Hammarby and Norrkoping and they are expected to park the bus against an inspired Ostersunds as well.
On the other hand, Ostersunds won three on the bounce at home in Allsvenskan and they did notch four goals in last two meetings with Elfsborg. It makes us find value in backing the fourth-placed side to win the match at the odds of 1.80.
The man who inspired Ostersunds’ winning thread after the break is Iranian forward Saman Ghoddos. He bagged four in last three league games for Ian Burchnall’s side and he is no doubt our top suggestion for the anytime goalscorer pick here.
Ostersunds vs Elfsborg: Bet Tips
Ostersunds to win @ 1.80
Saman Ghoddos to score anytime @ 2.05.