Helsingborgs-AIK Betting Preview: High-flying hosts set for emphatic win

Roar Hansen's men have been in free-scoring form this term and Willie Duncan is backing the trend to continue when they play host to Andreas Alm's side on Thursday evening
High-flying Helsingborgs have the opportunity to leapfrog IFK Goteborg at the top of the Swedish Allsvenskan when they play host to AIK Solna at Olympia on Thursday evening.

Roar Hansen’s side have lost just one of their opening 12 league matches this season and are chalked up as William Hill’s 3/4 (1.75) favourites to move to the Allsvenskan summit with victory over AIK.

Andreas Alm’s men are priced up at 7/2 (4.50) with William Hill to claim all three points from Thursday night’s encounter while the same firm go 11/4 (3.75) that the match ends in a draw.

Helsingborgs have scored an impressive 29 goals in 12 Allsvenskan matches this term – more than any other side - while Roar Hansen’s men also boast the best defensive record in the league with just eight goals conceded so far.

AIK also come into this match in decent form, having lost just one of their last eight league matches but this looks certain to be a tough assignment for Andreas Alm’s side and they may find it difficult to contain the free-scoring hosts.

Roar Hansen’s side have scored 10 goals in their last three home league matches and, should they find their scoring touch again here, William Hill’s 4/6 (1.67) quote that this matches features at least three goals would represent decent value.

However, given Helsingborgs’ dominance on home soil this season, it is worth snapping up the generous 15/8 (2.88) quote offered up by William Hill for the home side (-1) in the handicap market.

Helsingborgs have already enjoyed some emphatic victories at Olympia this season - most notably a 5-0 demolition of Hacken last month – so the 13/8 (2.63) quote from William Hill for the home side to lead at both half-time and full-time is sure to prove a popular selection too.

For the best bet though, punters should snap up the juicy 15/8 (2.88) on offer from William Hill for Helsingborgs (-1) in the handicap market as their selection for this clash.

Helsingborgs (-1) at 15/8 (2.88) 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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