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Halmstads BK host visitors Östers IF at Örjans Vall in the Superettan meeting on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Halmstads BK v Östers IF game - plus the latest match odds.
Halmstads BK will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 0-0 Superettan stalemate against Östers IF.
Fixtures featuring Halmstads BK have usually been lively affairs lately with high scoring being the norm. Over their past six clashes, a total of 21 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 13 of them belonging to Halmstads BK. That aside, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend might be maintained here in this match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Halmstads BK:
- haven't lost in the league to Östers IF in their last 3 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
Srdjan Tufegdžić's Östers IF have converted 9 times in the course of their previous six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same matches adds up to 5.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 10/11/2018 tells us that Halmstads BK have won 4 of these & Östers IF 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
A sum of 17 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 13 of them for HBK and 4 belonging to Östers. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Superettan match day 8 on 19/05/2022 when the final score was Östers IF 1-4 Halmstads BK.
In that match, Östers IF had 47% possession and 9 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jesper Westermark (36').
For their opponents, Halmstads BK got 12 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Joseph Baffo (22'), Villiam Dahlström (65'), Mikael Boman (79') and Alexander Johansson (90') scored.
The referee was Richard Sundell.
Team News: Halmstads BK
The Halmstads BK boss Magnus Haglund will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Östers IF
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, the Östers IF manager Srdjan Tufegdžić has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
We believe that Östers IF have the ability to put a goal past this Halmstads BK lineup, although it probably won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating a 2-1 winning margin for Halmstads BK when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Örjans Vall (15,500)
Captain: Andreas Johansson
Chairman: Pelle Nilsson
Manager: Magnus Haglund
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Superettan position 1
🔑 Key Player: Alexander Johansson
Mostly used in the Striker position, Alexander Johansson was born in Sweden. After having played his first senior match for Halmstads BK in the 2021 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 14 league goals in this Superettan 2022 season so far in a total of 20 appearances.