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The Allsvenskan match at Örjans Vall on Sunday will see home side Halmstads BK take on IF Elfsborg.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Halmstads BK v IF Elfsborg match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Halmstads BK will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 1-0 Allsvenskan loss in their previous game against Djurgårdens IF.
In that match, Halmstads BK had 39% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Djurgårdens IF had 15 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Edward Chilufya (73') scored for Djurgårdens IF.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Halmstads BK haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Halmstads BK have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals on the way. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be sustained here, of course.
Coming into this meeting, Halmstads BK haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, IF Elfsborg drew 0-0 in the Allsvenskan match with Varbergs BoIS.
In that match, IF Elfsborg had 64% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, Varbergs BoIS got 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring IF Elfsborg, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The average goals scored per match during that spell is 2.83, with the number of goals averaged by IF Elfsborg working out to 2.17.
Coming into this fixture, IF Elfsborg have left without a victory over Halmstads BK when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 24/08/2014, neither club has come out on top overall with Halmstads BK winning 2 of those games, IF Elfsborg 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A combined total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 for HBK and 7 created by Di Gule . The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
Team News: Halmstads BK
The Halmstads BK boss Magnus Haglund will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game with a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, the IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
We feel that IF Elfsborg and Halmstads BK could find scoring goals difficult here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. We’re therefore seeing a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Örjans Vall (15,500)
Captain: Andreas Johansson
Chairman: Pelle Nilsson
Manager: Magnus Haglund
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 13
🔑 Key Player: Amir Al-Ammari
Typically deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Amir Al-Ammari was born in Sweden. After having made a senior debut playing for Halmstads BK in the 2021 season, the talented Midfielder has managed 3 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2021 campaign to date in 26 appearances.