The Allsvenskan fixture at Örjans Vall on Sunday will see hosts Halmstads BK up against BK Häcken.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Halmstads BK v BK Häcken - along with the latest match odds.
Halmstads BK won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 4-1 Svenska Cupen defeat in their last game at the hands of Malmö FF.
The only player to score from Halmstads BK was Amir Al-Ammari (39'). Marcus Antonsson (33'), Sebastian Nanasi (51'), Ola Toivonen (54') and Amin Sarr (74') scored for Malmö FF.
Matches featuring Halmstads BK have usually been absorbing ones of late with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen clashes alone, a total of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of them belonging to HBK.
BK Häcken will go into the match after a 3-0 Svenska Cupen win to beat Västerås SK in their previous game.
The only player to score from BK Häcken was Alexander Jeremejeff (34', 54'). Gustaf Lagerbielke (79' Own goal) scored for Västerås SK.
A sequence of outstanding performances from the BK Häcken defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their last 6 outings in total. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 12. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 14/08/2014 shows that these encounters have been pretty painful for Halmstads BK. They have not been able to get themselves any wins at all while BK Häcken have managed to find a way, beating them in 100% of those match-ups.
An aggregate of 19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 3 of them from HBK and 16 being from Getingarna. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Allsvenskan match day 22 on 10/09/2017 when it ended Halmstads BK 0-3 BK Häcken.
That time, Halmstads BK had 59% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
BK Häcken had 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Ahmed Yasin (10'), Kevin Ackermann (79') and Paulinho (92') scored.
The referee was Kristoffer Karlsson.
Team News: Halmstads BK
Jonathan Svedberg (Unknown Injury) and Viktor Ljung (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Halmstad boss Magnus Haglund.
Team News: BK Häcken
Häcken manager Andreas Alm has not got a full squad to pick from. Jasse Tuominen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Peter Abrahamsson (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
We’re envisaging that Halmstads BK may not find it easy to find the net against this BK Häcken lineup who we reckon should score one, at least.
That’s why our selection here is for a good tussle with a 0-1 winning score for BK Häcken at the end of the match.
Expecting it to be tight.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Örjans Vall (15,500)
Captain: Andreas Johansson
Chairman: Pelle Nilsson
Manager: Magnus Haglund