There are only 6 points separating these sides but that accounts for quite a lot in a congested Swedish Superettan table. While GAIS currently reside in the top half and may still harbour outside promotion ambitions, their opponents are down in 14th, which would mean a relegation play-off at the end of the season.
Their form is certainly concerning with Varberg plummeting down the table in recent weeks. They’ve taken just one point from their last 6 matches and are without a win since a 1-0 success against newly promoted Landskrona early last month. They can at least take some heart from a better showing last time out in an entertaining 3-3 home draw against Helsingborg.
GAIS meanwhile were involved in a 4-4 draw just a fortnight ago so this is certainly a game that has the potential to develop into a really open affair. The visitors are unbeaten in five games heading into this one but they have been struggling to convert one point into three. They’ve drawn three on the spin heading into this one and they need to start winning games like this if they are to stand any chance of challenging for promotion.
Their inability to claim maximum points suggests it may be unwise to back them for the win here, even though they are the clear favourites with the bookies. However there does look to be sense in backing this match to produce a good few goals.
62% of Varbergs games this season have seen both teams score. That includes 5 of their last 7 matches and they’ve been involved in some really good games of late. 3 of their last 5 have seen both teams score twice or more and with GAIS in town, there’s certainly potential for a repeat here.
GAIS games have been even higher scoring in general. 69% of them have seen both teams score. They’ve only kept one clean sheet in the Superettan all season which strongly suggests the underdogs will at least score in this game. All of their last five game shave produced goals at each end and almost all the stats here seem to suggest this is likely to be one of the most entertaining games in the Superettan this weekend.
Therefore backing Both Teams to Score could be the smart move in this one.
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The last 6 meetings have produced 3 wins each and 24 goals in total. Varberg have won 4 of their last 5 at home to GAIS including a 7-1 in their most recent clash.