Sundsvall vs Helsingborg:
Date: July 16, 2016
Kick-Off – 15:00 UK Time.
Venue: Norrporten Arena (Sundsvall).
Mid-table side Sundsvall look for win to climb to the top half of the table when they host relegation threatened Helsingborg at the Norrporten Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Sundsvall suffered a heavy away defeat to the title contenders IFK Goteborg in the previous round which resulted in them dropping two placed in the standings to 8th position. They are below par on the road this season and the defeat constitutes the four consecutive match Sundsvall fail to win away from home.
At the same time, Sundsvall’s home form is also not that consistent. They had won 3, but drawn 1 and lost 2 of the 6 matches so far this season. The last match they played at home resulted in a massive 5-0 win over Ostersunds FK and will be keen to end their two match win-less run to a halt in front of their home fans on Saturday.
Helsingborg’s season campaign is going from bad to worse as they suffered a disappointing home defeat to Elfsborg 4-2 last weekend. This was their third loss in a row and haven’t won in the last 5. They also conceded 10 goals from their last three matches. They are currently 13th in the standings at a 2 point distance from the relegation zone.
Sundsvall vs Helsingborg: Head-to-Head Stats
- Overall (18 matches): Sundsvall – 2 wins; Helsingborg – 13 wins, draws 3 draws.
- Sundsvall at home vs Helsingborg (9 matches) : 1 wins, 3 draws, 5 losses.
GIF Sundsvall were 2-1 winners when they hosted Helsingborg in the second leg clash between the two sides registering their first ever home win in 9 attempts. This is also their only win in the last 17 matches against Helsingborg.
Sundsvall vs Helsingborg: Prediction
Helsingborg are on a terrible run in the league and much of the misery owe to their poor defense which had conceded 10 goals in the last three. They haven’t won in the last five league games, losing three and drawing two. Their away record this season is terrible with just one win from 6 matches so far, drawing 2 and losing 3.
Traditionally, they have a good record against Sundsvall both home and away. But Sundsvall have just earned their first win in 17 matches when these two sides met at the Norrporten Arena on November 2015 for the same fixture last season. They will be hoping to continue their good run and will be fired up to pile further misery on an under pressure and relegation threatened Helsingborg.
Sundsvall’s five of the six home games this season have seen over 2.5 goals, while Helsingborg’s 4 of the last 5 away games saw over 2.5 goals. And I expect the games to see a minimum of three goals here and back both teams to score at least one each.
Sundsvall vs Helsingborg: Tips
- Double Chance – Sundsvall/Draw.
- Over 2.5 goals.