Djurgardens-Kalmar Betting Preview: Home side value to claim vital victory

Per-Mathias Hogmo's side are rooted to the foot of the Allsvenskan table but our tipster is backing the hosts to gather all three points on Thursday
Djurgardens will look to haul themselves off the foot of the Allsvenskan league table when they face Kalmar at the Stockholms Stadion on Thursday.

Per-Mathias Hogmo’s side have endured a torrid start to the campaign thus far having collected just eight points from their opening 10 league fixtures, but Djurgardens are chalked up as 6/5 (2.20) favourites with Coral to claim victory here.

Kalmar recorded a comfortable 3-1 victory over struggling Oster last Thursday and the visitors are rated as a 2/1 (3.30) chance with Coral to follow up with another three points here while the same firm also offer 2/1 (3.0) that the two sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils on this occasion.

Despite sitting at the foot of the Allsvenskan at this stage of the season, it is worth noting the Djurgardens have collected seven of their eight points on home soil and that will sure offer some hope for the hosts ahead of Thursday’s clash.

Neither side has been free-scoring so far this term, with Djurgardens having managed a paltry seven goals from their opening 10 fixtures while the visitors have managed just 12 goals in 10 matches so it is little surprise that Coral offer just 13/20 (1.65) that this meeting between the sides features fewer than three goals.

Better value for those looking to back a tight contest may be represented by Coral’s 19/20 (1.95) quote that the first half ends in stalemate - a price which offers considerable appeal when it is considered that these two sides have managed just seven first-half goals between them thus far this term.

However, despite a sluggish start to the campaign, Djurgardens are starting to see an upturn in fortunes. Thursday’s hosts have collected seven points for their last three league matches while Hogmo’s men were unfortunate to lose out to IFK Goteborg in Sunday’s Swedish Cup final on penalty kicks.

Therefore, the 6/5 (2.20) quote for Djurgardens to claim victory on Thursday represents outstanding value and it is a price which should be snapped up accordingly by punters.

Djurgardens to win at 6/5 (2.20) with Coral

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