GIF Sundsvall vs Halmstads BK
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Friday, 15th July 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Norrporten Arena, Sundsvall.
The two struggling sides will square off at Norrporten Arena where GIF Sundsvall greet Halmstads. The two sides are separated only by three points as the hosts sit in the 13th position with 11 points earned, while the visitors are rallying behind with 8.
After suffering the 1-2 defeat from Sirius, Sundsvall endured another loss with the same result by Djurgarden. The hosts are on a five-game losing streak in Allsvenskan.
Sundsvall are one of the weakest sides on the home turf. Six home fixtures yielded only 5 points from one victory and two draws, while they were beaten in the remaining three. Their goal difference at Norrporten Arena is also undesirable with 6 goals scored and 10 conceded.
Halmstads opened the season with a victory however, it turned out that the 1-0 triumph over Ostersunds in the first round was their sole accomplishment of the season so far. Since then, the visitors are winless. Only AFC Eskilstuna have fewer victories with zero.
The visitors are woeful on the road too – the only bright side is that they managed to score at least once in the last four Allsvenskan visits.
GIF Sundsvall vs Halmstads BK: Head-to-head
The two sides will meet again after two years. Away victories in the confrontations between Sundsvall and Halmstads are very rare – the last one dates back to 2005. In the recent clashes, Halmstads were slightly more successful.
GIF Sundsvall vs Halmstads BK: Prediction
Both sides are showing awful performances – they lack creativity up front, they are insecure in the midfield with their defenses craving for solidness. Taking the defensive problems of Sundsvall and Halmstads and their scoring capabilities, backing Both Teams to Score YES is a reasonable choice.
GIF Sundsvall vs Halmstads BK: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both Teams to Score YES at the odds of 1.85 by Unibet.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can also pick Both Teams to Score YES in the 1st Half at the odds of 4.90.