After eleven Allsvenskan games of the new 2017 season, IK Sirius find themselves in 7th position, but they know a victory over visiting Halmstads BK could see them rise to as high as 3rd depending on other results. Halmstads sit second from bottom having endured a nightmare start to their campaign.
Ahead of our IK Sirius V Halmstads BK preview, the home side have only won once in their last seven fixtures, negating the good start to the 2017 season they enjoyed where they won three of their first four league games. One clean sheet in those seven games points to defensive problems for Kim Bergstrand’s team.
Despite winning their opening game of the Allsvenskan season, Halmstads haven’t won a league game since, a run of 10 straight games without tasting victory. Coming into our IK Sirius V Halmstads BK predictions, the away side have actually lost six of their last seven, though it’s interesting to note that they have lost by only one goal in five of those games.
Halmstads BK are yet to win an away game in 2017 – they have zero wins from five on the road so far. Even at this early stage, a win wouldn’t be enough to lift them out of the relegation zone.
Although the respective league placings of the sides suggest that the home team are big favourites for Sunday’s match, our IK Sirius V Halmstads BK tips must take into account how close many of Halmstads BK’s defeats have been. One defeat in four for IK Sirius points to a recent improvement, however.
So while Sunday’s encounter shouldn’t see an avalanche of goals, IK Sirius should have just about enough to clinch a vital win against Halmstads BK.
Tip: IK Sirius to win: Bet365 4/6
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