Tobias Gourlay reckons the hosts can edge the big game in Sweden this evening
"Halmstads have won this fixture in each of its two runnings since they returned to this level"
Halmstads v Degerfors
There was a surprise in Iceland yesterday as Fram kept their first clean sheet of the 1st Deild campaign. The visitors held out for a 1-0 win that was no good for Kev. But, even if he's not thanking Fram, he can still look back on a profitable week.
While he takes a breather, we've come to Sweden for the top-of-the-table clash in the second-tier Superettan. Second-placed Halmstads are hosting leaders Degerfors and we're erring on the side of the home team.
Halmstads have won this fixture in each of its two runnings since they returned to this level. Earlier this season, they also won the reverse fixture in Degerfors. Since losing his very first home game in charge of Halmstads, Magnus Haglund has built a W13-D3-L3 record at Orjans Vall. The hosts have most recently won 5/7 there, scoring at least twice in 5/7. That firepower could be the decisive factor in today's game.
Degerfors are W3-D4-L0 on the road this season. Set aside a recent 4-1 success and they have scored just three times across four outings. Today they're up against a home defence that has kept clean sheets in 5/7 including all of the last three. Because Degerfors have so many draws in their record this season, we'll cover that outcome by backing Halmstads Draw No Bet, which means we win if they win and, if the game's drawn, our stake's returned.
2020 P/L (1pt per bet)
Back Halmstads Draw No Bet @ 2.001/1 v Degerfors