Hammarby vs Djurgardens (By: Iniestaone)
13th placed Hammarby is hosting 1st placed Djurgården
Match of the week in Sweden, Stockholm derby between Hammarby and Djurgården
I am backing Hammarby to win this derby for a couple of reasons. Djurgården will have had only three days between their last match versus Norrköping and the derby tomorrow to prepare and rest and its going to have a notable effect as the Norrköping match was not a walk in the park for them, they really gave it their all for 90 minutes and equalized in the 92nd after fighting and scrapping for every ball in the second half. Whats worse is that they are missing some starters and backup players here as Chilufya is gone for personal reasons, important defender Danielsson is out after suffering a concussion, Zetterström, Pettersson and Findell (squad players) are out as well while it is almost 100% certain that Bärkroth who is a regular in their top trio will miss the match.
Hammarby is coming off a big 1-4 loss away at Malmö last time out, the table does not do them justice, this is a team that is much better than 13th place. They drew their first match away at excellent Elfsborg and should have won against Helsingborg away in a match they dominated but conceded a goal late in the match after a huge mistake by keeper Curci. The loss away at Malmö is also understandable as Malmö is the best team in the league. They have a very healthy squad for this match.
This derby is very emotional and important and usually does not end in a draw. The circumstances combined with the fact that Hammarby is not a bottom tier club despite the table saying so at the moment makes me believe they will win it, but of course a DNB bet on Hammarby @ around 2.00 is also very good while a +0.5AH bet @ around 1.55 is good for a parlay.
Hammarby vs Djurgardens predictions
|Hammarby||Pinnacle||2.96||8||2-1 WON (+15.68 units)|
Hammarby vs Djurgardens betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Iniestaone).