Tuesday 29 Aug

Trelleborgs vs Helsingborgs - Match preview

28 Aug 2017 Ed Mackey SWEDEN: Superettan
SWEDEN: Superettan

Trelleborgs FF

  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W


17:00 GMT
29 August 2017

Helsingborgs IF

  • L
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W

17:00 GMT 29 August 2017

With the Superettan season well underway, we already know which sides are vying for the league title as well as attempting to avoid the drop. And two sides who will be fighting for promotion to the Allsvenskan face off before the international break as Helsingborgs make the trip to Trelleborgs, both teams can break into the promotion places. The hosts are fourth in the table with 35 points while the visitors sit one place and point below them with 34 points. They both have a game in hand over the three teams above them.


  • Trelleborgs are in brilliant form and are really starting to make a claim for a place in the top flight next season. They have won all four of their last four games with seven wins from their last eight. Their disastrous start saw them staring down the relegation barrel, they are now in top class form.
  • Helsingborgs have been in much worse form of late as they have won two, lost two and drew one game in their last five games, form which has seen them slowly fall away from the top three. They need to make sure they improve across the park going into the second half of the season if they want promotion.
  • There is one player in the Swedish second division that has scored more goals that Trelleborgs striker, Salif Camara-Jönsson. The forward has managed 14 goals so far in the league, only Richard Yarsuvat has more (15).
  • Helsingborgs have struggled to find a prolific scorer and none of their players have hit double figures in the league. Oke Okpoveta is their leading scorer with seven goals.


The visitors have dominated this fixture in recent years as they have only lost once against Trelleborgs in the 21st century. They have only faced off on one occasion in the Superettan and that was the fixture earlier in the campaign. Helsingborgs won the match 1-0 with a second-half winner.

Head to head matches: Trelleborgs FF - Helsingborgs IF

01.04.2017 Supe Helsingborgs IF Trelleborgs FF 1:0


If they want the best chance of promotion to the Allsvenskan, it is vital that Trelleborgs take all three points in this one as a game-in-hand win will take them into the top three. They have Freddie Brorsson and their star striker, Camara-Jönsson missing for the game with injuries. They might find it hard without their main source of goals.

Latest matches: Trelleborgs FF

24.08.2017 Sven Assyriska Norrkoping Trelleborgs FF 0:1 W
21.08.2017 Supe Gefle IF Trelleborgs FF 1:2 W
15.08.2017 Supe Trelleborgs FF Norrby IF 5:1 W
10.08.2017 Supe Trelleborgs FF Degerfors IF 2:1 W
06.08.2017 Supe IF Brommapojkarna Trelleborgs FF 3:0 L


It is just as vital for Helsingborgs to win this game and overtake their opponents in the table. However, it won’t be easy at all and against the home support of the hosts, it will be even harder. They don’t have injuries to worry about which will help them in this one.

Latest matches: Helsingborgs IF

23.08.2017 Sven Oskarshamns AIK Helsingborgs IF 1:3 W
20.08.2017 Supe Helsingborgs IF GAIS 1:0 W
14.08.2017 Supe IK Frej Helsingborgs IF 4:0 L
10.08.2017 Supe Helsingborgs IF Aatvidaberg FF 0:0 D
05.08.2017 Supe Norrby IF Helsingborgs IF 3:2 L


It’s very hard to pick a winner for this one with both sides being placed within touching distance of each other. The home support gives Trelleborgs the very slight advantage but the absence of Camara-Jönsson will hurt them. It has all the makings of a draw but a win either win shouldn’t be ruled out at all.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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