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Halmstads BK make the trip to Bravida Arena on Sunday for the Allsvenskan clash with home side BK Häcken.
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BK Häcken will be hoping for a better result after a 1-0 Allsvenskan loss in their previous game against Degerfors IF.
In that game, BK Häcken had 60% possession and 15 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, Degerfors IF got 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. Elyas Bouzaiene (61') scored for Degerfors IF.
It has been seldom in recent games where BK Häcken have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that BK Häcken have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals during that time. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Their previous form shows that BK Häcken:
- are winless against Halmstads BK in their last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 9 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
Halmstads BK go into this meeting following a 2-1 Allsvenskan win over IK Sirius in their previous fixture.
In that game, Halmstads BK managed 29% possession and 6 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Halmstads BK, the scorers were Jack Cooper Love (43') and Naeem Mohammed (45'). At the other end, IK Sirius had 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Tashreeq Matthews (53') scored for IK Sirius.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Halmstads BK, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per match during that time is 3, with the average number of goals for Halmstads BK working out to 1.33.
Coming into this fixture, Halmstads BK are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 17/05/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with BK Häcken winning 3 of those games, Halmstads BK 3 and 0 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 16 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 from Getingarna and 7 coming from HBK. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league clash between these sides was Allsvenskan match day 7 on 07/05/2023 when the final score was Halmstads BK 1-0 BK Häcken.
On that day, Halmstads BK managed 34% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (17').
BK Häcken had 14 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Victor Wolf.
Team News: BK Häcken
The BK Häcken boss Per-Mathias Høgmo does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this game with a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
It looks as if Getingarna will probably employ a 4-3-3 formation for this game and select Peter Abrahamsson, Simon Sandberg, Aiham Ousou, Even Hovland, V. L. Fridriksson, Mikkel Rygaard, Samuel Gustafson, Amane Romeo, Amor Layouni, Srdjan Hrstic and Momodou Sonko.
Team News: Halmstads BK
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, the Halmstads BK boss Magnus Haglund has no fitness worries at all before this match.
From our viewpoint, HBK will likely make use of a 4-4-2 system using Marko Johansson, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh, Andreas Johansson, Joseph Baffo, Marcus Olsson, Kazper Karlsson, Amir Al-Ammari, Joel Allansson, Thomas Boakye, Jack Cooper Love and Naeem Mohammed.
We’re thinking that BK Häcken will probably have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
At the other end, Halmstads BK may well find it hard to get a goal of their own but we do think it’s quite likely that they will be hitting back at some stage here, too.
We reckon that it will be a comfortable 3-1 win for BK Häcken after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bravida Arena (6,500)
Captain: Samuel Gustafson
Chairman: Anders Billström
Manager: Per-Mathias Høgmo
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 3, Europa League (Group H), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Man: Mikkel Rygaard
Mostly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Mikkel Rygaard was born in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark. After having made a senior debut playing for Lyngby BK in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Midfielder has scored 6 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 22 appearances.