Today’s football tips come from Scandanavia, which will be the main focus over the summer after Euro 2012. With the Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic and Norwegian seasons in their early stages, I’ve made a point of keeping track of all results, in order to make some hard earned cash over the summer.
Haka v HJK HELSINKI 4.30pm 8/13 Ladbrokes
HJK made a slow start this season, losing 2 of their first 4 games. Last season they were the dominant force in Finland, winning the title by 24 points, and they have hinted at a return to form.
Four straight wins have put them back on track, and they should account for Haka today, who have lost 4 of their last 5; leaking 10 goals in the process.
HACKEN v Norrkoping 6.00pm 8/15 Ladbrokes
Hacken have started the Swedish season well, and have improved dramatically over the last few years.
They’ve already racked up 19 goals in their first 8 games of the season, and they should be too good for Norrkoping, who although starting well, have kept just 1 clean sheet so far this term.
Norrkoping are inconsistent at best on their travels, and with Hacken winning 5 of their last 7 at home, they’ve got to be the pick.