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The Superettan tie at NP3 Arena on Saturday sees home team GIF Sundsvall prepare for the visit of opponents, Halmstads BK.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for GIF Sundsvall v Halmstads BK can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
GIF Sundsvall will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 Superettan loss in their previous game against Umeå FC.
Ajeti (9') was the scorer for Umeå FC.
Fixtures with GIF Sundsvall have tended to be engaging encounters recently with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past six clashes alone, a grand total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of those being chalked up by Giffarna. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to follow through here, however.
Their past results show that GIF Sundsvall:
- haven't beaten Halmstads BK in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Halmstads BK will go into the clash after a 4-0 Superettan win with the eclipse of Dalkurd FF in their most recent fixture.
For Halmstads BK, the goalscorers were Mikael Boman (5'), Joel Allansson (45') and Sadat Karim (69', 87').
Over the course of their last six outings, Halmstads BK have amassed a tally of 16 goals. HBK have also scored on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have seen 2 goals scored by their opponents.
Their past results show that Halmstads BK:
- haven't beaten GIF Sundsvall when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 10/11/2013 shows that GIF Sundsvall have won 1 of these & Halmstads BK 3, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
10 goals were produced between them in these games, with 4 of them from Giffarna and 6 created by HBK. The average goals per game has been 1.67.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Superettan match day 14 on 22/08/2020 when it finished Halmstads BK 1-0 GIF Sundsvall.
The match was refereed by Richard Sundell.
Team News: GIF Sundsvall
GIF Sundsvall boss Henrik Åhnstrand does not have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this match owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Halmstads BK
Thanks to a mainly available squad, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Halmstads BK manager Magnus Haglund to be concerned about. Viktor Ljung (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We envisage that GIF Sundsvall should have enough to find the net against this Halmstads BK team, but one goal likely won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’ve gone for a very close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Halmstads BK by the conclusion of the game. Let’s see what eventuates.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: NP3 Arena (7,700)
Captain: Tobias Eriksson
Chairman: Hans Selling
Manager: Henrik Åhnstrand
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Superettan position 5
⭐ Key Man: Pontus Engblom
Mostly used in the Striker position, Pontus Engblom was born in Sundsvall, Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for AFC Eskilstuna in the 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 19 league goals in this Superettan 2020 season to date in 27 appearances.