BK Hacken - GAIS Goteborg Betting Preview: Back the hosts to lead at half-time

The Wasps have won their last two league matches in Allsvenskan and Willie Duncan is backing them to make it three in a row when they face the Mackerels on Monday
BK Hacken have the opportunity to climb into the top four of the Swedish Allsvenskan if they can pick up all three points when rock bottom GAIS Goteborg visit Rambergsvallen on Monday evening.

Peter Gerhardsson’s side were victorious in back-to-back matches against relegation threatened Orebro in their last two matches and they will be feeling confident of racking up a hat-trick of wins when GAIS Goteborg come calling.

The hosts are warm favourites at 8/15 (1.53) with Paddy Power to take victory on Monday while the visitors are chalked up at 9/2 (5.50) with the same firm to bag what would only be their second league win, having won just one of their 16 outings thus far this term. The Irish bookmakers offer 13/5 (3.60) that the match ends in a draw.

The Mackerels, currently without a manager following the departure of Alexander Axen as boss, go into this match still looking for their first away win of the season but appear to face an uphill battle here having managed just five goals in eight away games.

Despite sitting mid-table, Hacken average the most goals per match in Allsvenskan with the Wasps’ matches producing an average of over three goals so far this season and they are the league’s top scorers with 34 goals in 16 outings.

Putting those stats together, the 17/10 (2.70) quote from Paddy Power for Hacken (-1) in the handicap market appears to be a juicy price and it could appeal to eagle-eyed punters here.

Hacken have also led at half-time in five of their eight matches so far this term and should be backed at a hugely appealing 11/10 (2.10) to be leading at half-time against the basement boys on Monday.

Both teams have scored in all of Hacken’s last five matches so their defensive unit is not watertight but the Wasps can be trusted to sting the Mackerels here and the chunky 11/1 (12.0) from Paddy Power that Hacken win 3-1 is sure to attract support from value hunters.

Hacken to lead at half-time at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power
Hacken to win 3-1 at 11/1 (12.0) with Paddy Power

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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