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The Allsvenskan tie at Jämtkraft Arena on Monday sees hosts Östersunds FK go into battle with Halmstads BK.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Östersunds FK v Halmstads BK game (including the best match odds).
Östersunds FK will be hoping for a better result after a 3-0 Allsvenskan defeat in their last game at the hands of IF Elfsborg.
In that game, Östersunds FK had 43% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Östersunds FK was Sam Mensiro (96' Own goal). For their opponents, IF Elfsborg got 21 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Robert Gojani (45') and Jeppe Okkels (69') scored for IF Elfsborg.
Matches with Östersunds FK have tended to be entertaining affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past six clashes alone, a total of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 7 of them being chalked up by Östersunds.
In their last game, Halmstads BK drew 1-1 in the Allsvenskan tie with Varbergs BoIS.
In that game, Halmstads BK had 48% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Halmstads BK was Samuel Kroon (80'). At the other end, Varbergs BoIS had 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Ryan Moon (64') was the scorer for Varbergs BoIS.
Over the course of 5 of the previous 6 games involving Halmstads BK, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game in that period is just 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by HBK being 1. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this match, though.
Head to head
The last league meeting between these sides was Svenska Cupen match day 1 on 16/02/2019 when it finished Östersunds FK 0-0 Halmstads BK.
The referee was Patrik Eriksson.
Team News: Östersunds FK
Looking at personnel, there is just the sole fitness concern for the Östersunds FK boss Amir Azrafshan to be concerned about due to a largely intact group of players. Rewan Amin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is out of contention.
Team News: Halmstads BK
Halmstad manager Magnus Haglund has to currently contend with reduced team options. Jonathan Svedberg (Unknown Injury) and Viktor Ljung (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Here is a game where Östersunds FK will have to work hard as a team to breach the defence of this Halmstads BK team who we think will get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
That’s why we have predicted a narrow 0-1 advantage for Halmstads BK at the end of this game.
Should be interesting.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jämtkraft Arena (8,466)
Captain: Aly Keita
Chairman: Mathias Rasteby
Manager: Amir Azrafshan
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 15
⭐ Star Man: Francis Jno-Baptiste
Normally played in the Striker position, Francis Jno-Baptiste was born in England. Having played his first senior match for Östersunds FK in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 2 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2021 campaign to date from a total of 8 appearances.