Sundsvall vs Ostersunds
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Sunday, 6th August 2017
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Norrporten Arena, Sundsvall.
The visitors are flying high after reaching the last step to UEFA Europa League. However, they mustn’t forget the obligations in the domestic league since they are battling for the top three.
The home side could be dragged into the relegation battle easily unless they improve in the second part of the season. They are sitting just above the relegation playoff spot with 15 points earned, one more than Kalmar.
Sundsvall’s main problem this season is sharpness in attack – they have scored only 13 goals, which is the second worst in the league.
Sundsvall are also struggling in front of their crowd – only 2 wins and draws apiece aren’t enough to cover four defeats suffered at Norrporten Arena.
On the other hand, the visitors are enjoying a fruitful season. They are coming off a victory over Fola in UEFA Europa League qualification and they will face Greek PAOK on August 17th and 24th in the playoffs.
Ostersunds need to improve their away performances in order to stay in the race for UEFA zone next season. Eight points from the same number of visits isn’t an impressive record, and Sundsvall visit is a perfect chance to improve their performance.
Sundsvall vs Ostersunds: Head-to-head
The two sides met twice this season. In the competitive match back in June, Ostersunds beat Sundsvall 3-1 at Jamtkraft Arena. However, a few weeks later the two sides met for a friendly match that went to Sundsvall with the result of 4-0.
Sundsvall vs Ostersunds: Prediction
Ostersunds are a better team in this contest. Sundsvall are counting on guests’ fatigue and motivation as their minds are probably in Greece and Europa League already. Unless Ostersunds regain focus on Sunday, they could easily be beaten by Sundsvall despite the quality gap.
Sundsvall vs Ostersunds: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Sundsvall +0.25 Asian Handicap at the odds of 2.01.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Sundsvall to win at the odds of 3.60.