17:00 GMT 24 July 2017
The 2017 Allsvenskan season is well underway and every team has played either 15 or 16 games, which means the halfway stage of the regular season has been reached before the play-offs decide the winners and losers after the 30 games. This match week sees Elfsborg travel to Hammarby as both sides look to climb up the table. The hosts have had a decent season so far and sit 9th while their upcoming opponents are currently 6th. But with a game in hand on two teams above them, Elfsborg could see themselves move up to 4th. Hammarby can go 8th if they win their game in hand.
Hammarby have struggled massively against Elfsborg in recent years and without a win in their last five meetings, they’ll be hoping to put that poor run of form behind them. Elfsborg have won each of the last three, scoring 11 goals in the process. This fixture always produces goals with just one goalless draw since 2008.
A win over Hammarby could really begin their push for a top half finish and maybe even a top six finish but it won’t be easy for them to win the game. They don’t have any injuries or suspensions to deal with so that isn’t an issue but they will need the whole team to be fit and firing if they want to take anything from the game.
Latest matches: Hammarby IF
|17.07.2017||Alls||IF Elfsborg||Hammarby IF||3:0||L|
|08.07.2017||Alls||Hammarby IF||Orebro SK||3:1||W|
|03.07.2017||Alls||BK Hacken||Hammarby IF||2:0||L|
|26.06.2017||Club||Hammarby IF||Ostersunds FK||0:3||L|
|21.06.2017||Club||Hammarby IF||GIF Sundsvall||1:3||L|
After a slightly disappointing first half of the season, Elfsborg need to get back on track and another big win over Hammarby could give them the confidence to really push on. They don’t have any absences of their own and should have too much quality for their opponents. Latest matches: IF Elfsborg
Latest matches: IF Elfsborg
After their big victory in this fixture just a week ago, Elfsborg go into this match as strong favourites and with their recent form against Hammarby, it is easy to see why that is. Even though they’re playing against the home support, they should be too strong for the hosts to contend with and another easy win is very likely.
24 July 2017 - 17:00 GMT
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