This is a Gothenburg derby, but not one of the big ones. Hacken is for sure one of the very best teams, and one of the richest clubs, in the city but they are still rather new on this level of Swedish football and don’t have that many supporters even though their numbers are growing. In the last round they played 1-1 away against Sundsvall after an equalizer for the home time on over time. Goteborg is the big club in the city with many fans and historical success. After wins in the two first rounds, they lost at home last weekend to last year’s champions Malmo, 0-1. Both clubs have been predicted to fight for the top positions, but they play very different kind of football. Hacken’s quick technical passing game against Goteborg’s well organized heavy defense. I believe Goteborg will turn out to have a little higher capacity than Hacken at the moment. Also note that Hacken’s old arena was torn down this winter and the new one is ready in June. This spring they therefore play on the home arena of Goteborg, who will have most of the support from the stands.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pickover 2.5
- Odds-105 Ladbrokes
- Match result1-2 (+7.60)