After ending May with a decent winning treble, we’re looking to start June in similar fashion. And for this weekend’s accumulator, we’re heading to Scandinavia.
We’re backing two teams from Sweden along with one from Norway. At odds of just under 9/2, it’s hardly our biggest treble of the season. Nonetheless, it would be the ideal way to start the new month in style.
Jonkopings S v Malmo
The Swedish champions are top of the league once more and make the trip to Stadsparksvallen with their unbeaten away record intact. Despite the fact that Jonkopings are unbeaten at home themselves, Malmo should be fancied to pick up the win here.
Magnus Pehrsson’s visitors had suffered a slight wobble before bouncing back to winning ways with Monday’s 1-0 win at AIK, and will be looking to the firepower of Markus Rosenberg and Pawel Cibicki for inspiration in the attacking third.
Jonkopings have had a few problems of their own in recent weeks, failing to win any of their last four matches. Those problems could leave the hosts fearing the worst as they prepare to face the best side in the country, and the gulf in quality is likely to show.
Malmo have a good record against Jonkopings, winning four of the last five head-to-head matches. Back them to stay top with another three points on Saturday.
Brommapojkarna v Degerfors
In Sweden’s second tier, Brommapojkarna sit top of the table thanks largely to a perfect home record of five wins from five. With 15 goals scored compared to just two against, it’s safe to say that Grimsta IP is already a fortress this term. Expect that to show once more as they take on Degerfors.
Olof Mellberg has built a solid side this season that looks equally strong in both halves of the pitch. While it’s Kevin Kabran and Viktor Gyokeres who are taking the headlines, their defensive unit has been equally effective, and they should be confident against a side they beat 4-1 in a cup match back in March.
The visitors are far from being the weakest side in the division, and they have picked up three draws and a win from their five away games so far. However, this will be a tougher test for Stefan Jacobsson’s men, and is one that they’ll probably lose.
Stockholm-based Brommapojkarna already look like they’re gunning for promotion. Expect them to take another positive step here.
Stabaek v Lillestrom
Over in Norway, Stabaek have enjoyed a productive start to their home season, picking up 11 points from a possible 18 at the Nadderud Stadion. They’ll be expected to keep that run going strong here, especially as they’re taking on a Lillestrom side that are currently in the relegation zone.
The hosts boast the division’s top scorer in Ohi Omoijuanfo and he will be the biggest threat on the pitch once more, especially as the visitors haven’t kept a clean sheet in seven. Frankly, it would be very surprising if Toni Ordinas’ side fail to find the target here.
Lillestrom may well score too given that their last five matches have been BTTS winners. Having said that, Stabaek have shipped just five in six, so the visitors could be restricted to a single goal in this one.
If that is the case, the in-form home side should gain the victory.