Halmstad vs Helsingborg Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Halmstad vs Helsingborgs predictions for this Thursday’s game in the Swedish Superettan as two promotion hopefuls meet. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.
Reason For Halmstad vs Helsingborg Betting Tips
This game features two sides that have their hearts set on achieving promotion this term. The pair are two of the bigger clubs in this division and both have very recent experience of playing in the Allsvenskan. On current form both sides stand a good chance of ensuring they return to that level in 2019.
Halmstad have been a bit of a yo-yo club of late and were only relegated from the top flight last season. They made an unconvincing start this term but their form has really picked up of late and they find themselves in 5th heading into this one. Victory would see them move level on points with Helsingborg, who are currently 3rd.
The incentive for the visitors is arguably even greater though, as they could go top of the table with victory. Helsingborgs were champions of Sweden as recently as 2011 so it has been some fall from grace from them in recent years but they appear to have at least turned a corner now. Per-Ola Ljung, who made over 500 appearances for the club as a player, took over from Swedish legend Henrik Larsson in 2016 and they are making good progress towards their goal of getting back to the top flight.
The bookies are struggling to settle on a favourite here, which is certainly a sign that we ought to expect a tight game. It’s hard really to find strong reasoning why either side will lose it. Halmstad are unbeaten in 8 matches heading into this one overall but they have drawn 2 of their last 4 at home and they average more points on their travels than at home this term.
Helsingborg are the slight favourites and that’s perhaps about right but they do have a 60% away draw ratio this term, which suggests they are more likely to end up with one point rather than all three against solid opponents. They are also unbeaten in 8 matches and it’s the sort of match that is likely to see a fair amount of mutual respect but perhaps not so many chances.
Overall backing the Draw looks the most appealing bet in the Full-Time Result market with the sides having suffered just three defeats between them so far this term.
All of Helsingborg’s three away draws have come via 1-1 scorelines so backing a repeat could be the smart move in the Correct Score market.
Head to Head
The sides haven’t met since a 2016 play-off tie which Halmstad won 3-2 on aggregate. Helsingborg had won on 4 of their last 6 visits to Halmstad overall though.
Halmstad Team News
Defensive midfielder Alexander Arvidsson is out with a long-term cruciate ligament injury. Otherwise they should be close to full strength.
Helsingborg Team News
The visitors are likely to be unchanged following a dominant 4-1 win last time out.
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Halmstad vs Helsingborg Stats
- 80% of Helsingborg away games this season have produced under 2.5 goals.
- The same goes for 60% of Halmstad home matches.
- Both sides are unbeaten in 8 matches (5 wins, 3 draws).
Published: June 12, 2018
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