Hacken-Atvidaberg Betting Preview: Visitors value to cause Hacken heartache

Peter Gerhardsson's men are strong favourites to win this one but Willie Duncan believes that the visitors can give the hosts problems when they meet on Wednesday evening
Hacken and Atvidaberg go head-to-head on Wednesday night in what looks likely to be a hard-fought encounter between the Allsvenskan rivals.

Peter Swardh’s side are ahead of Hacken in the league table by virtue of their superior goal difference but, nevertheless, Atvidaberg are chalked up at a chunky 4/1 (5.0) with William Hill to taste victory here.

Peter Gerhardsson’s men will hope that home advantage can give them the key to securing a vital win that would see them leapfrog Atvidaberg in the Allsvenskan table and the hosts are chalked up as warm 4/6 (1.67) favourites with William Hill to claim all three points. The same firm go 11/4 (3.75) that the match ends in stalemate.

Hacken’s Moroccan-born striker Mostapha El Kabir has been a pivotal figure for his side this season and, with eight league goals thus far this term, the 25-year-old forward is the Allsvenskan’s top scorer.

El Kabir has scored eight goals in his last nine matches and should the in-form front man maintain his superb form, the 5/1 (6.0) quote on offer from William Hill for El Kabir to score first is excellent value, while the same firm offer a hugely appealing 5/4 (2.25) that the striker scores at any time.

If Atvidaberg are to bag a vital victory on Wednesday, they are likely to rely heavily on the goal-scoring exploits of midfielder Imad Zatara.

The Palestinian international has scored five goals in 11 matches for Atvidaberg this term and is chalked up as an 8/1 (9.0) chance with William Hill to open the scoring on Wednesday night, while the same firm go 11/4 (3.75) that Zata scores at any time.

Remarkably, Atvidaberg have garnered five points in six away matches despite scoring just two goals on the road so far this term and the visitors appear to be decent value at 21/20 (2.05) in William Hill’s double chance market while the 12/5 (3.40) for Peter Swardh’s men in the draw no bet market may also attract support.

Hacken may be warm favourites but there appears to be little between the sides and the 21/20 (2.05) quote for Atvidaberg in William Hill’s double chance market is the recommended play here.

Draw or Atvidaberg win at 21/20 (2.05) with William Hill

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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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