The Swedish Allsvenskan has picked up again after a brief pause for Euro 2012. On Monday night, Helsingborg travel to IFK Goteborg looking to cement their place in the top 3, while the hosts are in desperate need of points, as they hover just above the relegation places. Where are the points going in this one?
Match: IFK Goteborg v Helsingborg
Bet: Lay IFK
Odds: Betfair 2.16 (28/25)
IFK Goteborg sit 13th in the table, having collected just 15 points from 13 games this season. They have not won at all in the last 6 league games, and have only won 3 all season. While Euro 2012 was taking place, IFK have tried to boost their confidence with two routine friendly wins, but their form in competitive football is uninspiring. Their ability to score freely (18 goals in 13 games) is being undone by their inability to keep the opposition out and their odds look far too short.
Helsingborg sit third in the table after a solid opening to their season. They have lost just 1 of the last 12 and have made themselves very difficult to beat. Away from home, they have lost 1 of the last 5 and have become adept at picking up results on the road. Icelandic Striker Alfreo Finnbogason, has led the scoring, rattling in 8 so far, including a hat-trick last time out versus Gefle.
The visitors will put up a stern test, and BetVictor’s price of 3.7 (27/10) on an away win is tempting, but with 12 draws between them already this term, it might be wise to keep the stalemate on-side and lay the short priced hosts.
The home side look far too short here, and a lay looks in order with a good chance of a draw on the cards. Oppose IFK on Betfair at 2.16 (28/25) or Bet365 go 1.77 (31/40) on Helsingborg +0.5 on the Asian handicap for those not comfortable laying on the exchanges.