Gothenburg - Helsingborgs Betting Preview: Why goals look likely at either end when Swedish giants meet

With both sides in impressive goal scoring form, Phil Kitromilides is tipping goals at both ends plus an 8/1 value selection
Having won just two of the six home matches they have played so far this season, it is far to say that IFK Gothenburg's start to the new campaign has been less than auspicious. Arguably the most successful club in the history of Swedish football, they are languishing just above the relegation zone, but the tight nature of the Swedish top flight means a victory this evening could propel them into the top half of the table. Bet365 price a home win at evens (2.00), while a Helsingborgs side with just one defeat in their last five away matches can be backed at 13/5 (3.60).

However the price that particularly appeals for this match is the 5/6 (1.83) offered for both teams to score, especially when you analyse the statistics. Helsingborgs have scored in each of their previous six matches in all competitions, and have netted nine goals in their last three games.

They visit a Gothenburg side in even more impressive goal scoring form, having netted in each of their last eight competitive matches including 12 goals in their previous four fixtures.

If both sides' scoring feats make this bet look attractive their defensive deficiencies only serve to enhance its appeal, with neither outfit managing a clean sheet in any of their last five league games. All this makes both teams to score look like an extremely solid selection and the price offered is perhaps a tad bigger than might have been expected, providing the chance of some real value.

For further value and some larger odds, a small investment in Helsingborgs to continue their decent scoring form and net over 2.5 goals in the match at 8/1 (9.00) looks appealing. This selection has paid out in three of their last six matches and could be worthy of a small value bet.

Both teams to score at 5/6 (1.83) with Bet365

Helsingborgs to score over 2.5 goals at 8/1 (9.00) with Bet365

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid, you can also follow Phil on Twitter