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The Superettan tie at Tunavallen on Saturday sees home side AFC Eskilstuna take to the field against Halmstads BK.
Our AFC Eskilstuna v Halmstads BK predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
AFC Eskilstuna will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 3-0 Superettan loss in their previous game against Jönköpings Södra IF.
Pa Konaté (30') and Amir Al-Ammari (53', 90') scored for Jönköpings Södra IF.
Fixtures involving AFC Eskilstuna have usually been exciting encounters of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum total of 21 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 6 of these coming from AFC Eskilstuna.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Degerfors IF in Superettan action, Halmstads BK and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only player to score from Halmstads BK was Rasmus Wiedesheim-Paul (77'). Villiam Dahlström (34', 58'), Johan Bertilsson (65') and José Segura Bonilla (90') scored for Degerfors IF.
For 5 of the previous 6 games involving Halmstads BK, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes out as a paltry 2, with the number of goals averaged by HBK standing at 1.17. Such a pattern might not be continued here, though.
Ahead of this meeting, Halmstads BK haven't been defeated in their previous 9 away league matches. What a good run they have put together.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 23/04/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with AFC Eskilstuna winning 2 of those games, Halmstads BK 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
An aggregate of 14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 for AFC Eskilstuna and 7 coming from HBK. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Superettan match day 7 on 19/07/2020 which ended up with the score at Halmstads BK 2-1 AFC Eskilstuna.
The match was refereed by Per Melin.
Team News: AFC Eskilstuna
AFC Eskilstuna boss Özcan Melkemichel has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Halmstads BK
Out of a mainly healthy group of players, there is only the one fitness worry for the Halmstads BK boss Magnus Haglund to contend with. Viktor Ljung (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
Our assessment here is that AFC Eskilstuna will have their work cut out to breach the defence of this Halmstads BK team who we think will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why we have predicted a narrow 0-1 victory for Halmstads BK when all is said and done.
It should be a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tunavallen (6,000)
Captain: Samuel Nnamani
Chairman: Alex Ryssholm
Manager: Özcan Melkemichel
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Superettan position 16
🔑 Star Man: Chidi Omeje
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Chidi Omeje was born in Nigeria. After making a first senior appearance for Vejle BK in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Superettan 2020 season so far in 9 appearances.