Sollentuna vs Umea FC (By: Hardcore)
Selling their young attacker Samuel Holm to Superettan team Vasteras SK could leave a bigger impact on Sollentuna than what was initially expected. Their season so far has certainly lacked the young striker up front and his total tally of 9 goals from the previous season will certainly be missed for Sollentuna throughout 2019.
They open this 14th round of Divison 1 - Norra at home hosting the second best team in the league, Umea. Umea's ambition for this year is to get a promotion into the second league of Sweden, Superettan. With a solid start of 30 points and 10 wins / 0 draws / 3 losses, they are heading in the right direction. Having 7 point advantage over the 3rd ranked Carlstad, Umea bough themselves enough time to sit comfortably at the top two spots even if a small crysis or decline in form happens to catch them.
While their home form has been exceptional, Umea on the road saw two tough games at Karlstad (1-0) and at Karlslunds (2-1), With on the road record of 4 wins and 2 losses they come here after winning their last three rounds having defeated Gefle, Sylvia and Bodens. Sollentuna themselves played Sylvia in the 11th round in another home game and they certainly left no doubt in that one with epic trashing of 6-0, Umea played Sylvia on the road though.
My thoughts here are with draw and a point for each side. Sollentuna felt confident enough after scoring 6 in the 11th round and their biggest season win of 6-0, but in 12th and 13th round they faced Gefle in a goalless away draw and then Karlslunds away in 2-1 loss. Umea played no draws so far but I think now is the time. Sollentuna is in 13th place of relegation playout but with still plenty of time left, however a loss here would set them back even further as they are already 2 points behind the safe zone and Rynninge.
Umea's final goal of this season is to beat Akropolis and get a direct promotion, that could end up being extremely difficult to accomplish because Akropolis is by far the most powerful offence of the divison and they also have one of the most impressive defences. In the race with Akropolis for the very top every point and every game matters so exepct Umea to approach this with extra catuion, both of their away games here finished as unders in the previous years (1-1, 0-1). Sollentuna showed glimpses of success at certain moments but they are still concerned with their relegation ranking and coming off a loss in the last round this is a home game where they must seek at least one point against future promotion contender Umea.
Sollentuna vs Umea FC predictions
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Sollentuna vs Umea FC betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Hardcore).