Sundsvall vs Kalmar
Date: Monday, 8 October 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK 19:00 CET
Venue: NP3 Arena (Sundsvall).
GIF Sundsvall barely saved the elite class status last term, but they will be nowhere near the danger area this time around thanks to a spell of super strong displays so far in the season. They sit 7th in the league ladder being as many as 17 points clear off Brommapojkarna in the relegation play-offs spot.
Giffarna have been doing really well of late. They will host Kalmar undefeated in three straight outings, including an impressive goalless draw away at the reigning champions Malmo FF last weekend. The head coach Joel Cedergren can truly be proud of the phenomenal job he has done with the team so far in the season. The squad showed a textbook example of a defensive-minded approach eight days ago in Malmo. Kalmar will thus likely struggle in the build-up play on Monday when they travel to NP3 Arena.
Sundsvall vs Kalmar: Head-to-head
The head to head record completely favours Kalmar who lead the tie by eight wins coming into the 19th encounter against Giffarna.
However, it’s GIF Sundsvall who came on top when the two teams last took on each other in mid-July this year (0-2 away at Guldfageln Arena).
Both teams scored just once in last four head to head outings.
Sundsvall vs Kalmar: Prediction
Kalmar come into this in a completely opposite atmosphere. They are winless in last seven games in all competitions, a streak which includes two defeats and a single draw in last three Allsvenkan matches.
Losses came away to Malmo (4-0) and at home to Hacken (1-2), while the draw was also a disappointing one, coming against relegation strugglers Brommapojkarna last weekend at home (1-1).
The visitors are, however, still on a fair distance from the drop zone being nine points off Brommapojkarna in 14th.
We just have to see Sundsvall as clear favourites based on the current form and we do find the value in backing the home win at the odds of 1.80.
Sundsvall vs Kalmar: Bet Tips
Sundsvall to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Sundsvall to keep a clean sheet @ 2.50 (6/4).