Djurgardens-Oster Betting Preview: Why backing a low-scoring encounter could prove profitable

Per Mathias-Hogmo's men are on a decent run of form and Willie Duncan expects the hosts to continue that run against an out-of-sorts Oster side on Sunday afternoon
Djurgardens are unbeaten in their last six league matches and Per-Mathias Hogmo’s side will be looking to extend that sequence of results when they play host to Oster on Sunday afternoon.

The in-form hosts are chalked up as warm favourites to claim another three points this weekend, with Bet365 going just 13/20 (1.65) that the home side emerge victorious.

Oster have won just one of their last nine league matches and are rated as a 17/4 (5.25) chance with Bet365 to pick up a win while the same firm go 11/4 (3.75) that the match ends in stalemate.

It is worth noting that should this match end 0-0, Bet365 will refund all losing correct score, half-time/full-time and scorecast bets placed before kick-off – an offer which is sure to prove attractive to punters this weekend.

Djurgardens have claimed victory in their last three league matches on home soil, most notably an impressive 3-2 victory over high-flying Malmo and the hosts are chalked up at 6/4 (2.50) with Bet365 to lead at both half-time and full-time this weekend.

However, goals have proven hard to come by for Per-Mathias Hogmo’s men this term, with Djurgarden managing a paltry nine goals in 13 Allsvenskan games while Oster have managed just 12 goals in their opening 13 league matches.

Should that trend continue this weekend, then Bet365’s 4/5 (1.80) quote for fewer than three goals would appear to represent outstanding value while the same firm offer a chunky 5/2 (3.50) that Djurgarden win by a single goal margin.

With neither side in free-scoring form, the 5/6 (1.83) quote from Bet365 that the opening goal comes after the 29th minute looks to be worthy of consideration here while the same firm go 7/4 (2.75) that the first half ends goalless.

Bet365 go 21/20 (2.05) that the second half features most goals here but it is the hugely appealing 4/5 (1.80) quote from the same firm that fewer than three goals are scored here that is the recommended play this weekend.

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Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) with Bet365

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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