With the World Cup nearly over, teams across Europe will now be starting their preparations ahead of the forthcoming season. However, there are plenty of leagues that are already in the middle of their campaigns and we’re going for this Scandanavian treble on Saturday.
We’ve added two selections from Sweden to one from Norway and are hoping this 9/2 treble will get our weekend off to a bang. Why not check out the rest of our weekend picks on our main football tips page which includes singles, both teams to score as well as accumulators.
Sylvia V AFC United. 3PM
Our first selection comes from Sweden’s third-tier and high-flying AFC United will hope to continue their superb form as they attempt to keep up their bid for promotion.
United start the weekend just one point adrift of league leaders Freij, who aren’t in action until Sunday, so the trip to Sylvia offers a wonderful opportunity for Ozcan Melkemichel’s side to leapfrog their rivals at least on a temporary basis.
Athletic (AFC) are in superb form, picking up 30 points from a possible 36 and have won five of their six previous away outings in the Division 1 North section. This is a notoriously high-scoring league and we’d expect plenty of goals in this one, particularly after their 4-2 win over Vasteras last Sunday.
The home side had enjoyed a temporary upturn in fortunes with three straight league victories to move them up to 13 points for the season, but saw that run ended with last week’s loss to Freij. We think they’ll suffer a similar outcome against the division’s other top side.
AFC United Win @ 8/13 with William Hill
Malmo V Atvidaberg. 4:30PM
Later on in the afternoon, Allsveskan leaders should keep their push towards another league title going with a routine home win over Atvidaberg.
The champions are already four points clear at the summit of Sweden’s top-tier and will be fully expected to assert their dominance against an Atvidaberg side whom are yet to win a single away game this term.
Eighth-placed Atvidaberg are playing some great stuff at home, picking up 14 points of a possible 21, but cannot seem to replicate that form on the road. Just two points and 13 goals conceded signal a woeful start to their away campaign and it won’t get any easier against the champions.
Malmo, by their standards, have not enjoyed the best start to their home campaign and will be determined to claim a victory in their first match at the Swedbank Stadion for over a month. So far, it’s just three wins from six on home turf and manager Age Hareide will demand a dominant display from his players here.
The hosts are Sweden’s top side by quite a distance and that should show here.
Malmo Win @ 4/11 with William Hill
Brann V Stromsgodset. 6PM
Over in Norway, high-flying Stromsgodset remain within touching distance of league leaders Molde and can keep up the pressure with three points against lowly Brann.
After picking up just one victory in their previous six away games, it is understandable that many punters will want to avoid this selection. However, at these odds you cannot ignore the visitors as their superior quality should see them through against one of the division’s worst outfits.
The hosts have only won once at home themselves, which sort of cancels out Stromsgodset’s poor away form . Brann are sitting third-bottom in the Tippeligaen standings and are already preparing themselves for the long slog of a relegation battle.
If Stromsgodset are to mount a serious challenge for the title then this is the type of game they cannot afford to drop points in. Regardless of whether they can make a serious push for the title, we think they’ll get the job done against Brann.
Stromsgodset Win @6/4 with William Hill
The £10 treble returns £55.06 with William Hill.