Elfsborg - Syrianska Betting Preview: Back Elfsborg to ease past struggling visitors

Syrianska are rooted to the bottom of the Swedish Allsvenskan and Willie Duncan believes that it could be a long afternoon when they take on Jorgen Lennartsson's high-flyers
Elfsborg’s hopes of mounting a challenge for the Swedish Allsvenskan title were dealt a blow last weekend when they slipped to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Malmo but Jorgen Lennartsson’s men will look to get their season back on track when they face lowly Syrianska on Sunday afternoon.

Elfsborg are unbeaten in six matches on home soil thus far this term and are chalked up as Coral’s red-hot favourites at just 1/4 (1.25) to pick up another three points at Boras Stadium this weekend.

Syrianska find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Allsvenskan table after collecting just two points from their last seven matches and Ozcan Melkemichel’s strugglers are rated as a 7/1 (8.0) chance with Coral to upset the hosts. The same firm go 3/1 (4.0) that the match ends in stalemate.

Syrianska have managed just 10 goals in their opening 13 Allsvenskan fixtures this season and they may well find it difficult to make an impression against a solid Elfsborg defence that has conceded just three goals in six matches at Boras Stadium this season.

However, it should be noted that no fewer than eight of Elfsborg’s 13 league matches has been level at the interval with five of their six home matches being a stalemate at half-time.

With that in mind, punters are advised to look past the skinny 4/6 (1.67) quote from Coral for Elfsborg to be leading at half-time and full-time.

Instead, the chunky 7/2 (4.50) quote offered up by Coral for the first half to be level with Jorgen Lennartsson’s side winning at full time appears to represent excellent value and should be snapped up accordingly by punters.

Those seeking to squeeze additional value from this contest should consider Coral’s correct score market.

With Syrianska seemingly posing little threat to Kevin Stuhr-Ellegaard’s goal, Elfsborg to win to nil is a tempting play here and the 5/1 (6.0) quote from Coral for the hosts to enjoy a 2-0 win is the value selection for this weekend’s Allsvenskan clash.

Draw half-time/Elfsborg full-time at 7/2 (4.50) with Coral
Elfsborg to win 2-0 at 5/1 (6.0) with Coral

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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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