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After a promising start to the season, Andreas Thomsson's newly-promoted side have hit a slump, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to struggle yet again at the Guldfageln Arena

Newly-promoted Oster travel to Kalmar on Thursday, hoping to bring an end to their run of five consecutive defeats.

After seven years outside the top flight, Andreas Thomsson’s men started life back in the Allsvenskan with eight points from a possible 12, but their worrying decline sees them sliding towards the relegation zone.

They will struggle to end that slump at the Guldfageln Arena, where the hosts are yet to lose this season, and are clear 4/5 (1.80) favourites with Coral to emerge victorious.  

However, the visitors did come out on top when the sides met in a friendly a year ago, and are available at 10/3 (4.33) to collect a valuable three points in this match.

Three of The Red Brothers’ four home league fixtures have resulted in draws this season, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on this game finishing up all square.

Including their 4-1 cup defeat to Goteborg, Oster have now fallen to six defeats in a row, conceding 14 goals and scoring just four.

With confidence sure to be suffering in the away camp, it is hard to see this match ending up in anything other than a home win, and those 4/5 (1.80) odds look far too good to pass up.

However, Thomsson’s side will have taken some heart from their previous game, where they pushed AIK close before succumbing to a 3-2 defeat, missing a penalty and striking the woodwork in the process.

They may well fancy their chances of hitting the back of the net against Kalmar, who have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven matches.

With this in mind, it makes sense to back Nanne Bergstrand’s team to come out on top in a match featuring goals at both ends, available at lucrative 18/5 (4.60) odds.

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Kalmar to win at 4/5 (1.80) with Coral
Kalmar to win NOT to nil at 18/5 (4.60) with Coral

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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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