Date: August 4, 2014
Venue: Stockholms Olympiastadion, Sweden
Kick-off Time: 19:00 BST
Seventh-placed Djurgården are set to taken on tenth-placed Helsingborg in the next Swedish Premier League game which will be played on August 4, 2014 at Stockholms Olympiastadion, Sweden.
Earlier in the season, these two played out a 1-1 draw against each other and statistics prove that they have been quite similar when compared head-to-head.
The last two league games that Djurgården played were both against teams doing better than them, at least as far as the table-standings are concerned, in the league. On the upside, Djurgården hammered in eight goals in the last four games at an average of two goals a game.
While a few discontent players may cause the dressing room to be a little unhappy, the arrival of Sebastian Andersson will strengthen the front line a little more than before.
Alexander Prijovic has made his intentions of leaving the club completely clear. Djurgården will miss the services of midfielder Andreas Johansson as he sustained a groin injury a couple of weeks ago.
The last couple of seasons have being going bad to worse for Helsingborg. From being champions in 2011 to finishing fifth last season, they enter this game placed tenth. Their downfall can be compared to what happened in Liverpool in the EPL a few years ago.
Over the last four games, Helsingborg have not been able to record a single victory, drawing three games and getting hammered 6-2 at the hands of Goteborg in the game they lost.
One of the good things entering this game for Helsingborg is that they have no suspensions or injuries. This means they can go into the game with their strongest possible line-up.
Djurgården: Haris Radetinac
The player to watch out for from Djurgården the side is Haris Radetinac. The Djurgården number nine has the ability to swing the game his team’s way.
Helsingborg: Ardian Gashi
Ardian Gashi who is usually the focal point of the Helsingborg going forward will have a lot resting on his shoulders. If he can manage to feed either one of Mikael Dahlberg or David Accam upfront, Helsingborg could come out with a positive result.
The game promises to be an attacking one as both the teams need a victory to break the spell of bad results. However, the best bet for this game would be a draw.
I am looking for a drawn encounter here with William Hill’s 3.4 being the best price available in the market for now – something that may not stay for a long time leading up to the match. Also looking at BetVictor’s 1.66 for both teams to score.