Monday Football Tips: Back Elfsborg & goals in Gothenburg

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Elfsborg to beat Goteborg and both teams to score is the bet

Paul Higham turns to Sweden for Monday's best bet where both teams to score in an Elfsborg win over Goteborg is the 9/2 shout.

"Goteborg have won only once this season, but have scored in all four home games so should find the net even in a defeat."

Back Elfsborg to beat Goteborg & both teams to score @ 5.59/2

IFK Goteborg v Elfsborg
Monday 5 July 18:00 BST kick-off

It's a huge week of football at the Euros but domestic football continues around Europe, and on Monday we're paying a visit to the Swedish Allsvenskan to start a new week on a winning note for this column.

It's a battle of the borgs at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg as IFK Goteborg host Elfsborg on their return to league action after the division took a break for a month or so.

Goteborg are slight favourites for this one, which is a bit of a surprise given they've won just one of their eight games so far this season - with just eight goals to their name.

Elfsborg have won four and lost four, with one draw, and are unbeaten in three head-to-head league meetings, winning two and drawing the other.

Speaking of draws, Goteborg are on a remarkable run of stalemates, having drawn their last five league games and six of eight overall this season finishing level.

The draw, then, at 3.211/5 is a tempting prospect but the law of averages says that this run of draws must end at some point, and Elfsborg have only drawn once this season.

Elfsborg are surely worth a look at 2.8815/8 given they're in much better form this season, but we can better that by adding in the prospect of goals in this game too.

Although Goteborg have only scored eight times this season in the league, seven of those have come at home, where they've scored in every game and their matches have averaged 3.3 goals per game.

So, because their numbers are so skewed towards their home form, we can comfortably back them to find the net here, even if there's not much confidence in them actually winning the game.

Elfsborg and both teams to score rounds out at a healthy looking 5.59/2.

COLUMN P/L

Staked: 100pts
Returned: 88.38pts
P/L: -11.62pts

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