Elfsborg vs Helsingborg for the Swedish Allsvenskan championship match on Monday at the Boras Arena.
The team has been combative in the search for victories, but not everything has run in the best way, and this has affected their table position. Elfsborg is in the middle of the table, but if they can’t do better soon, they will have stimulated competitors, and this can become tricky.
To further worsen their situation, they lost in the last game against the Falkenbergs, who are in the relegation zone. The host team when playing at home achieves good performances, and this can calm their fans. They didn’t lose in the last eleven games held at home.
Elfsborg have an excellent opportunity to win this match against Helsingborg, one of the biggest clubs in Swedish football, which is well below the league table. Jimmy Thelin’s squad tends to score goals in the first half, and they currently score on average 1.50 goals per game. Stefan Ishizaki and Jonathan Levi should be out of this game on Monday.
This club is considered a candidate for relegation, but Helsingborg is a team with tradition in Swedish football. They are trying to stay in the safety zone and having won the last game the morale has raised a bit, but we mustn’t forget that they had no victories in thirteen of their last fifteen away games, and also lost four of the previous six games.
Helsingborg came from the second tier of Swedish football after winning that league, but that does not mean they are here to stay. So in fact, things are complicated, they have won only three games in thirteen matches in the league so far.
In the current season, the team of coach Henrik Larsson scores on average 0.67 goals per game and is mainly in the second part of the game. Pär Hansson is the only doubt for visitors.
I think it’s a balanced game, but I think the hosts have a small advantage to win this match.