Ostersunds vs Halmstad Prediction & Match Preview

Ostersunds vs Halmstads Swedish Allsvenskan Predictions by LeagueLane

Ostersunds vs Halmstad
Sweden Allsvenskan,
Date: Monday, 26 July 2021
Kick-off 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Jamtkraft Arena.

Teams with opposite football philosophies are about to take on each other as Ostersunds play host to Halmstad in the Allsvenskan Matchday No 12.

Ostersunds will host Halmstad in a very important bottom-half clash on Monday afternoon at Jamtkraft Arena.

The hosts will be desperate to bring a dreadful three-loss run to an end against direct rivals in a potential relegation scrap in the latter stages of the season.

Ostersunds were one of the worst teams in the Swedish top flight (alongside the rock-bottomed Orebro) since the restart in July as they have lost each of three league outings in the process.

The head coach Amir Azrafshan has plenty of reasons to be worried about his team’s back line since Ostersunds conceded three goals in each of the mentioned three defeats in July.

To make things worse, the team produced literally nothing last Saturday against Elfsborg. Ostersunds were completely outplayed on the occasion, looking like a lower-division outfit in a tough 3-0 defeat.

Halmstad, who returned to the top flight of Swedish football after three years, have done much better than their Monday rivals so far in the season.

The visitors rely heavily on their back line as their manager Magnus Haglund has obviously found the right defensive formula for this group of players.

Halmstad conceded only 10 goals in 11 league games this term (one of the best defensive records in the division).

Ostersunds vs Halmstad Head-to-head

  • The two times played each other no more than four times so far.
  • Three of these four games ended without a winner, while the remaining game saw Halmstad’s 1-0 victory.
  • It is worth noting that the two outfits last met each other in February 2019 when they shared spoils in a goalless draw in the group phase of Swedish Cup.
  • None of the previous four H2H encounters saw three or more goals scored.

Ostersunds vs Halmstad Prediction

Halmstad will come into this in much higher spirits. They are unbeaten in six subsequent league games. They drew in each of the last three Allsvenskan outings in July. It is a decent run if we know they’ve played the likes of Hammarby, Djurgarden, and Varbergs along the way.

The visitors are big favorites in our eyes based on everything written above. Their stubborn defense should make the difference here. We will alternatively go with the Under 2.5 goals FT at the 1.80 odds knowing that none of the last four H2H games between these two sides produced three or more goals.

Ostersunds vs Halmstad Betting Tips

  • Halmstad to win @ 2.15 odd
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 1.80 odd.