Orebro vs. Kalmar / Allsvenskan – Two teams from the upper half of table open the 10th round of the strongest Swedish football league, where the 5th-placed Orebro currently has one point fewer than the 4th-positioend Kalmar. Both teams were defeated in previous round and they definitely have enough motives to prove themselves. We need to add that last year Orebro won both their head-to-head by 1-0. Begins: 22.05.2018 – 19:00 CET
Now, Orebro players will certainly have to play a lot better if they want to win Kalmar for the third time in a row, given that their rivals play quite well this season. Besides, after a good start of the season when Orebro had seven-game unbeaten streak in last two rounds it firstly lost at home to leading Hammabry 2-1, and then to Djurgarder away 2-0.
True, there is an explanation for a bit weaker results as even three standard starters were absent but now after suspensions due to accrued yellow cards for stopper Hines-Ike, midfielder Martensson and forward Igboananike have expired life is definitely easier for Orebro starting line-up. It automatically means that Brorsson, Ring and Boye should move back on the bench, while forward Skold is questionable for the match due to minor injury.
Probable lineups Orebro: Jansson – Lorentzson, Almeback, Hines-Ike – Bjornquist, Gerzic, Martensson, Rogic – Besara, Igboananike, Omoh
We have said in the introduction that match with Orebro comes for Kalmar after away defeat by Brommapojkarna, which at the same time put an end to Kalmar’s four-game winning streak. Those for wins propelled Kalmar to the upper half of table and put it in situation to fight for positions that lead to Europe, although after the latest defeat it again has three points fewer than the 3rd-placed Norrkoping.
Still, Kalmar manager Bergstrand is definitely encouraged with fact that his team manages to score at least one goal in last seven matches in a row and it is quite realistic to expect to set an offensive tactic against Orebro with an objective to make up to its fans for defeat in previous round. Bergstrand still has a fair deal of problems with absences and due to injuries the match should skip defenders Ramhorn and Nouri, midfielders R. Elm and Eriksson, and young forward Froling.
Probable lineups Kalmar: Johansson – M. Hallberg, V. Elm, Agardius, Akas – Diouf, Romarinho, H. Hallberg, Hiago – Soderquist, Fejzullahu
Orebro – Kalmar PICK
Both teams were defeated in previous round and now we definitely expect from them to play much better, especially in attack, which is why we have opted here for goals on both sides of the pitch.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.59 at 10bet (down to 1.55 can be played)