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Helsingborgs IF will arrive at Tunavallen on Saturday for the Superettan fixture with hosts AFC Eskilstuna.
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AFC Eskilstuna will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-1 Superettan triumph vs IK Brage.
In that match, AFC Eskilstuna managed 52% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for AFC Eskilstuna was Ashley Coffey (4', 47'). IK Brage got 4 shots on goal with 3 on target. Robbin Sellin (44') scored for IK Brage.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where AFC Eskilstuna have been involved. Opposing sides scored 13 of them in this period while AFC Eskilstuna totted up 11. We will have to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Analysis of their past results shows that AFC Eskilstuna:
- have not won against Helsingborgs IF in their last 4 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
Helsingborgs IF will go into the meeting following on from a 0-1 Superettan win against Landskrona BoIS in their previous match.
In that match, Helsingborgs IF managed 47% possession and 9 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Helsingborgs IF was Adam Kaied (26'). For their opponents, Landskrona BoIS had 10 shots on goal with 3 on target.
A sequence of outstanding performances from the Helsingborgs IF defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures overall. Over that same period of time, their forwards have scored 9.
Going into this one, Helsingborgs IF are unbeaten in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
The last league match featuring these sides was Superettan match day 4 on 02/05/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Helsingborgs IF 1-0 AFC Eskilstuna.
That time, Helsingborgs IF managed 51% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Wilhelm Loeper (44').
For their opponents, AFC Eskilstuna got 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Leif Sundell.
Team News: AFC Eskilstuna
The AFC Eskilstuna manager Özcan Melkemichel has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Helsingborgs IF
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Helsingborgs IF boss Jörgen Lennartsson to contend with. Assad Al Hamlawi (Fatigue fracture) misses out for this game.
When taking all factors into account, Helsingborgs IF and AFC Eskilstuna may well both score, with little between these two teams.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We therefore see a hard-fought score draw at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tunavallen (6,000)
Captain: Joshua Wicks
Chairman: Alex Ryssholm
Manager: Özcan Melkemichel
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Superettan position 8
⭐ Key Player: Alexander Ahl-Holmström
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Alexander Ahl-Holmström was born in Sweden. After having made a senior debut playing for Kalmar FF in the 2018 season, the gifted Forward has managed 9 league goals in this Superettan 2021 campaign so far from a total of 18 appearances.