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The Superettan meeting at Olympia on Saturday sees hosts Helsingborgs IF lock horns with opponents Västerås SK.
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Helsingborgs IF enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Superettan tied result vs Orgryte.
In that match, Helsingborgs IF managed 53% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Helsingborgs IF was Anthony van den Hurk (1'). Orgryte had 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. Anton Andreasson (71') was the scorer for Orgryte.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Helsingborgs IF have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Helsingborgs IF have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals along the way.
In their last game, Västerås SK drew 1-1 in the Superettan match with Trelleborgs FF.
In that game, Västerås SK managed 54% possession and 17 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Västerås SK was Dušan Jajić (74'). On the other side, Trelleborgs FF got 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Henry Offia (15') scored for Trelleborgs FF.
A run of very capable showings from the Västerås SK defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their last 6 clashes combined. During the same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 8. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Going into this contest, Västerås SK haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The previous league game between these clubs was Superettan match day 12 on 18/07/2021 which ended up with the score at Västerås SK 0-4 Helsingborgs IF.
On that occasion, Västerås SK managed 44% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
Helsingborgs IF got 12 shots at goal with 8 on target. Anthony van den Hurk (22', 33', 84') and Rasmus Jönsson (43') scored.
The referee was Magnus Lindgren.
Team News: Helsingborgs IF
The Helsingborgs IF manager Jörgen Lennartsson will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Västerås SK
With a fully injury-free group available to choose from, the Västerås SK manager Kalle Karlsson has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
We’re of the view that Västerås SK may find it difficult to get anything against this Helsingborgs IF lineup who will likely be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We therefore see a narrow 1-0 victory for Helsingborgs IF at the end of the 90.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Olympia (16,500)
Captain: Anthony van den Hurk
Chairman: Kjell Jakobsson
Manager: Jörgen Lennartsson
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Superettan position 3
⭐ Star Man: Adam Kaied
Customarily played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Adam Kaied was born in Sweden. Having played his first senior match for Helsingborgs IF in the 2021 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 5 league goals in the Superettan 2021 campaign to date in a total of 23 appearances.