Our prediction for this Sweden Allsvenskan match:
After suffering three consecutive defeats in the Allsvenskan, Helsingborg will be looking to return to winning ways in the Swedish top flight when they welcome Ostersunds at their Olympia stadium. Di Roe have been struggling at the back of late, with the team conceding nine goals in total in previous three league fixtures. Helsingborg sit in the danger zone ahead of Matchday 22, meaning that Friday’s football game is of big importance for the relegation strugglers.
Ostersunds, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back losses to the likes of Elfsborg and AIK and seeing that they are on a seven-game winless run in the national championship, we believe that there is a certain value in betting on the hosts. You should bear in mind that the visitors will be without suspended defender Eirik Haugan, who was sent off in the 3-1 loss to AIK.
Highlighted Team (Ostersunds):
Against all odds, Ostersunds made it to the 2017/2018 Europa League group stages. Despite being regarded as big underdogs in the two-legged tie against PAOK, the Swedish club did well to shock the Greek side in the play-off round and, as a result, they will have a chance to prove their worth on the big stage.
Ostersunds will face the likes of Zorya, Hertha and Athletic Bilbao in Group J and they will welcome their rivals at their Jamtkraft Arena. The stadium was opened on July 13, 2007 and the capacity of the venue is 8.466. Ostersunds, who were promoted to the Swedish top flight in 2016, did well to win the 2016/2017 Swedish Cup and that is considered as the club’s biggest success. The club was founded in 1996 and they are well known for their jerseys with red and black stripes.
Ostersunds play their away games in white shirts and white shorts and the likes of Saman Ghoddos, Jamie Hopcutt, Jamal Blackman, Samuel Mensiro, Michael Tidser, David Accam, Brian Wake, Lee Makel and Connor Ripley are the notable footballers who played for the Swedish club in the past.