Mjallby-Kalmar Betting Preview: Back the hosts to win a crucial mid-table encounter

With these two teams seperated by just one place in the Swedish Allsvenskan our tipster is backing the home side to get three points and an 11/2 value bet
Mjallby host Kalmar at the Strandvallen with both sides pushing for a top-three position as we cross over a third of the season.

The teams sit in fifth and sixth in the Allsvenskan, Mjallby trailing IFK Goteborg, in third, by three points and Kalmar trailing by five. Both sides are looking to push on from last season’s disappointments, where they finished in the bottom half of the table.

Mjallby come into this match in fantastic form at home in the league. Anders Torstensson’s men have recorded four victories in their last five home league matches, including 5-1 and 4-1 wins.

The hosts are slight favorites for this match with William Hill pricing them at 13/10 (2.30) to take all three points and put pressure on the top three.

Kalmar are going through an inconsistent spell of late in the league. The Roda Broder’s have lost two, won two and drawn one of their last five, which sees them trail their opponents by two points in the Allsvenskan.

Despite being below Mjallby in the league, they are just priced at a short 2/1 (3.00) to win the match. The same firm price the draw at 12/5 (3.40).

The price for the home side to win seems to be a fantastic bet at 13/10 (2.30). Considering Torstensson’s sides home form, the price should be closer to evens. When you also take into a fact that Kalmar have lost 50 per cent of their away games in the league this season, it’s tough to ignore this bet with William Hill.

For those looking for more value, the first goalscorer market provides a bet well worth investing in. Mjallby’s man of the moment, Kristian Haynes, has netted seven goals in 11 league appearances this season and the price of him to open the scoring at 11/2 (6.50) is certainly worth backing.

Mjallby to win at 13/10 (2.30) with William Hill
Kristian Haynes to score first at 11/2 (6.50) with William Hill

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