Helsingborg - Hammarby
The newcomers Helsingborg welcome the title pretenders, or at least for the top places, Hammarby. Helsingborg is new but with players with plenty of experience. Andreas Granqvist, Alexander Farnerud, Rasmus Jönsson, and Wanderson have plenty of it and already the team has shown signs of adjusting. Helsingborg beat Norrkoping in their premier match with 3:1 and it was a well-deserved win. There were not many shots in the match but Helsingborg was clinical with Jonsson getting on the score sheet twice. They stood firmly in defense where they have the most prominent figures. For today, the regular striker Bjarnason is injured and the pair up front will be Jonsson and Wanderson.
Hammarby finished fourth in the league in the previous season and they really didn`t lose that many matches. They actually played pretty good but have yet to show that efficient attack. Hammarby drew level two times against Elfsborg away 1:1 and with Kalmar at home 1:1. That home draw was especially hard to swallow as the 3 points were already noted and they missed a great chance in the dying minutes. So, Hammarby is without a win and are visiting a tough side ready to fight with the best. I can`t see them as favorites.
Helsingborg has that new team smell and with the great spirit, they will be gunning for the 3 points today. I think they can deliver.
Helsingboirg will be missing Fredrik Liverstam, Pär Hansson, Andreas Landgren, Andri Bjarnason.
Hammarby is without Johan Wiland and Serge-Junior Martinsson Ngouali.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 15.04. 19:00h