Monday 24 Jul

Hammarby vs Elfsborg Match preview

22 Jul 2017 Ed Mackey SWEDEN: Allsvenskan
SWEDEN: Allsvenskan

Hammarby IF

  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L


17:00 GMT
24 July 2017

IF Elfsborg

  • W
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

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 had mixed fortunes in the league and in their last five games they have won two, lost two and drawn one. They will be looking to break into the top half of the table with three points. However, they faced Elfsborg in their last league match and lost 3-0 so they will be desperate to get revenge just a week later.
  • Elfsborg have been in better form recently and are unbeaten in their last seven league games with three wins in their last five. The last match was a convincing 3-0 victory over Monday’s opponents and they’ll be looking to repeat that outcome as the two sides lock horns for the second time in a week.
  • Pa Amat Dibba has been Hammarby’s most prolific frontman in the league this season with six goals in his 15 games so far. The Gambian international will be hoping to add to that tally against Elfsborg.
  • While the visitors haven’t got any players with six goals, they’ve got two players tied on five. Per Frick and Simon Lundevall have hit the back of the net 10 times between them this term.


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

17.07.2017 Alls IF Elfsborg Hammarby IF 3:0 W
09.07.2017 Alls IFK Norrkoping IF Elfsborg 1:3 W
01.07.2017 Alls Halmstads BK IF Elfsborg 1:1 D
22.06.2017 Club IF Elfsborg Kalmar FF 2:1 W
02.06.2017 Alls IF Elfsborg BK Hacken 2:0 W


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.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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