These two sides have been having very contrasting seasons and it’s hard to see any outcome other than a home win here. Helsingborg are currently right in the midst of the promotion battle and victory here could see them move into the top two. Meanwhile Varnamo are rooted to the foot of the table and even a shock win wouldn’t alter that.
They’ve just 5 points on the board so far and appear to be on course for the drop to the third tier. Having finished 6th in the Superettan last term that represents a bitter disappointment but they really haven’t got going this term. They’ve lost all of their last 6 matches and come into this game after a disastrous result and a 2-1 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Frej.
Helsingborg will be targeting nothing short of maximum points from this encounter. Their form has been a bit patchy of late with only 2 wins from their last 5 while they had to scrap hard for a 3-3 draw at Varberg last time out. Only two late goals rescued a point for Per-Ola Ljung’s side and they will be determined to bounce back here.
It’s hard to see anything but a comfortable win in their favour. Helsingborg have been excellent at home this season with an 83% win ratio in front of their own fans. No side in the Swedish Second tier can better their return of 2.5 points per game on their own patch and it’s only really their away struggles that have prevented them having an even more commanding league position.
Varnamo meanwhile have been fairly hopeless both home and away. On their travels, they’ve only collected one point all season, the worst return in the division. 83% of their away games have ended in defeat and some of them have been heavy. All of their last 4 away defeats have been by a margin of 2 or more goals and they conceded 4 goals in 3 of those matches.
All things considered, this should be a profitable game for the Helsingborg forwards and backing Helsingborg -1 Handicap appeals.
It’s not as though Varnamo are any better at the other end. They’ve failed to score in 67% of their away games this season and backing Helsingborg to Win to Nil also looks good.
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The meetings last season were the first this century. Varnamo took 4 points from those games.