Open game expected at Stora Valla: Degerfors vs Halmstad preview

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Competition: Sweden Allsvenskan
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stora Valla (7500 seats)

This match involves two sides dwelling in the basement of the Allsvenskan, Degerfors holding 14th spot and Halmstad sitting at 12th. A nice chance for one of the teams to boost their situation.

Insights:
  • Degerfors have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Halmstad have the fewest scored goals (15) in Allsvenskan

Both teams have had a decent time to rest since their previous exertion in an official match. Let's agree to expect an in-your-face fixture!

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Degerfors form and stats

The story so far in the Allsvenskan for Degerfors at their home stadium (Stora Valla) is 5 wins, 1 draw and 4 defeats.

An away draw last time out for Degerfors, facing Varberg BoIS in a game that ended 0-0. Alfie Whiteman, who guards the goal, was given a match rating of 8.63 out of 10 in that game. Whiteman stopped the opponent with five saves and topped it up with a clean sheet.

Ahead of that match, Degerfors won a home game hosting AIK (2-1).

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Degerfors have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found three matches with the results: Won one, drawn one and lost one.

The Degerfors fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 15 goals in 10 league matches. On the other hand, Degerfors have conceded 13 goals.

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Halmstad form and stats

There's been little loot from Halmstad's travels as they have only collected 9 points from 11 away games in the Allsvenskan. Halmstad only have 2 wins to counter their 6 defeats and 3 draws. Halmstad have had a generous will to share for some time now, running a streak of three draws in a row.

Halmstad's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Östersunds FK that finished 1-1. Midfielder Amir Al Ammari was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 8.34. Ammari hit five key passes, dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times and had 78 successful passes (of 88 total).

Preceding that match was the 1-1 draw at home vs Sirius.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found eight similar matches played by Halmstad in our archives, and the results are: one win for Halmstad, one draw and six defeats.

The attacking power of Halmstad when travelling is not overwhelming with 7 goals scored from 11 league matches away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 12 goals have been conceded by Halmstad in these games.

Head 2 Head

Halmstad - Degerfors 0-0 was the output when these two participants previously did battle, some time ago this season. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Degerfors victories, one draw and six Halmstad wins. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

DegerforsV. Edvardsen
V. Edvardsen
11 goals
HalmstadM. Antonsson
M. Antonsson
5 goals
DegerforsJ. Bertilsson
J. Bertilsson
4 goals

Degerfors missing players

Halmstad missing players

Degerfors Halmstad
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
22 10 3 Played P 4 11 22
6 5 2 Won W 1 2 4
4 1 0 Drew D 1 3 11
12 4 1 Lost L 2 6 7
23 15 6 Scored S 1 7 15
39 13 3 Conceded C 3 12 19
91% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 91% 82%
82% 90% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 25% 45% 50%
55% 60% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 18% 14%
27% 20% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 9% 5%
23% 10% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 9% 5%
41% 40% 33% BTTS BTTS 0% 36% 45%
23% 30% 33% Clean Sheets C S 50% 18% 27%
45% 30% 33% Failed to Score F T 75% 55% 45%
 
4.5 5.1 5.3 Corners for (avg) C F 8 6.5 6
6.1 5.9 6.7 Corners against (avg) C A 3.8 4.7 5
2 1.9 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.5 1 1.1
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
10.5 11 15 Shots (avg) S ( 12 10.3 11.2
3.1 3.3 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 3.3 3.4
33% 45% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 6% 19% 20%
Key stats in Allsvenskan this season:
  • Degerfors have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Degerfors have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Halmstad have scored away.
  • Degerfors haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Halmstad have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Halmstad have the fewest matches over the total-line (3) in Allsvenskan
  • Halmstad have the fewest scored goals (15) in Allsvenskan
  • Halmstad have the fewest scored goals in the second half (7) in Allsvenskan
  • Halmstad have the most matches under the total-line (18) in Allsvenskan

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Djurgården 22 13 5 4 37 18 11 8 2 1 24 10 11 5 3 3 13 8 19 44
2 AIK 22 13 5 4 32 18 12 10 2 0 21 6 10 3 3 4 11 12 14 44
3 Malmö FF 22 12 5 5 45 25 12 7 3 2 28 14 10 5 2 3 17 11 20 41
4 Norrköping 22 12 3 7 37 23 11 7 2 2 21 10 11 5 1 5 16 13 14 39
5 Elfsborg 22 12 3 7 35 25 12 7 2 3 21 13 10 5 1 4 14 12 10 39
6 Kalmar 22 10 7 5 27 22 12 5 4 3 15 12 10 5 3 2 12 10 5 37
7 Hammarby 22 9 7 6 36 30 11 7 3 1 22 11 11 2 4 5 14 19 6 34
8 Häcken 22 7 7 8 33 32 10 4 3 3 19 13 12 3 4 5 14 19 1 28
9 Varberg BoIS 22 7 7 8 25 27 11 4 4 3 11 12 11 3 3 5 14 15 -2 28
10 Sirius 22 7 6 9 24 36 10 5 1 4 11 11 12 2 5 5 13 25 -12 27
11 Mjallby 22 5 9 8 18 19 10 3 4 3 7 5 12 2 5 5 11 14 -1 24
12 Halmstad 22 4 11 7 15 19 11 2 8 1 8 7 11 2 3 6 7 12 -4 23
13 IFK Göteborg 22 5 7 10 24 32 11 3 3 5 14 15 11 2 4 5 10 17 -8 22
14 Degerfors 22 6 4 12 23 39 10 5 1 4 15 13 12 1 3 8 8 26 -16 22
15 Örebro 22 4 4 14 16 44 11 2 4 5 9 16 11 2 0 9 7 28 -28 16
16 Östersunds FK 22 3 4 15 20 38 11 3 1 7 17 16 11 0 3 8 3 22 -18 13

Read more about Allsvenskan

Allsvenskan (meaning All Swedish in English) is the top level division in Swedish football. Seasons run from late March or early April to November, with 16 teams playing a total of 240 fixtures. The best placed team in the league table after this is called the Swedish champion.