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Degerfors IF are going up against guests Halmstads BK at Stora Valla in the Allsvenskan tie on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Degerfors IF v Halmstads BK game - along with the latest match odds.
Degerfors IF go into this match after a 0-0 Allsvenskan draw vs Varbergs BoIS.
In that match, Degerfors IF managed 41% possession and 1 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Varbergs BoIS had 18 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
It has been seldom in recent times where Degerfors IF have shown defensive steel. In fact, Degerfors IF have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 12 goals in the process. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether the trend shall be maintained in this next game.
Ahead of this meeting, Degerfors IF are unbeaten in the league by Halmstads BK in their previous 2 games.
Previously, Halmstads BK drew 1-1 in the Allsvenskan match with Östersunds FK.
In that game, Halmstads BK had 69% possession and 21 shots on goal with 8 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Halmstads BK was Sadat Karim (40'). On the other side, Östersunds FK got 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Blair Turgott (43') was the scorer for Östersunds FK.
It has become apparent that Halmstads BK have had real problems scoring goals over their previous six encounters, recording the disappointing return of just 2. In those fixtures, HBK have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 6.
Heading into this contest, Halmstads BK are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes going back to 31/07/2018 shows that Degerfors IF have won 2 of these and Halmstads BK 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
16 goals were scored between them in these games, with 7 from Degerfors and 9 created by HBK. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
Team News: Degerfors IF
The Degerfors IF boss Tobias Solberg will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Halmstads BK
Halmstads BK manager Magnus Haglund has multiple availability issues to deal with. Viktor Ljung (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Jonathan Svedberg (Unknown Injury) and Phil Ofosu-Ayeh (Knee Injury) are not ready for selection.
In our view, Degerfors IF could well find it tough to get anything against this Halmstads BK lineup who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for Halmstads BK at the conclusion of the game.
A close call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stora Valla (7,500)
Captain: Oliver Ekroth
Chairman: Fredrik Rakar
Manager: Tobias Solberg
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 14
🔑 Key Man: Abdelrahman Saidi
Customarily deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Abdelrahman Saidi was born in Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for Norrby IF in the 2017 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored 3 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 21 appearances.