The Swedish Professional Football League, commonly known as Allsvenskan (All-Swedish) is the top-tier division of league football in Sweden. While it remains a relatively unpopular League in Europe and ranked 21st by UEFA, clubs like Malmo FF and AIK have made seldom appearances in the Champions League and Europa League.
The Allsvenskan houses 16 teams who compete from April till November every season for the title and play each other, home and away.
No prize for guessing, Malmo FF is the most successful team in the Swedish top-tier with 24 league titles. On the continent, too, they have qualified regularly for the group stages of the UCL, including back-to-back appearances in 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons. Di Blae (The Blue ones) made it through to the knockout stages of the Europa League in the last two seasons.
In the last few decades, it is safe to say that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been the greatest export from the Swedish League to the mainstream clubs in Europe. The forward has gone on to play for clubs like AC Milan, Ajax, Inter Milan, Manchester United and PSG to mention a few.
Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg and Real Sociedad forward, Alexander Isak are some notable names to have had their developmental years in clubs in Sweden.
With 19 matches played so far by the teams in the Allsvenskan, some betting patterns have emerged and could help punters secure ‘green tickets’. Here are four bet options for this season:
AIK Home Win
There are just 11 matches to go in the Allsvenskan. AIK is in great stead to win the title which it last won in 2018.
Indeed, it is particularly too close to call as they top the standings with 40 points, two more than second-placed Djurgarden.
While the Gnaget have not been impressive on the road this season, they have made the Friends Arena a fortress. In truth, they have made no friends at home, winning all but two home matches. They have won their six matches in Stockholm.
Bartosz Grzelak oversees a uniquely aged squad with former Sunderland winger, Sebastian Larsson (36) and Nabil Bahoui (30) the key men for his team.
The team plays essentially with two forwards and often commit more players in attack in home matches. They are also very potent during set-piece situations.
AIK is yet to lose at home in the league this season. This option looks sure to deliver great returns for smart punters with eyes on the Allsvenskan.
Over 1.5 Goals In Matches Involving Hammarby
Hammarby has made considerable progress this season, sitting sixth on the log after finishing eighth last season.
They narrowly lost out to Swiss side, Basel (4-3 on penalties) in the play-offs of the Europa Conference League.
Bajen currently have the fourth-best attack with 31 goals in Allsvenskan. Yet, the team’s Achilles heel has been the defence where it has conceded more than any other team in the top eight.
The Johanneshov-based team has former Nigeria U-20 winger, Akinkunmi Amoo in its books and he alongside Gustav Ludwigson have contributed 13 goals.
So far, this season, Milos Milojevic’s men have recorded 17 over 1.5 margins in 19 league matches played.
This is certainly a must-have option for punters interested in the Swedish League.
Norrkoping To Score First At Home
Norrkoping is placed fifth on the Allsvenskan table, 10 points behind AIK. Interestingly, they have shuffled between fifth and sixth position in the last three seasons.
Peking have been terrible travellers in the league this term. However, they tend to do very well at home.
Nigerian winger, Samuel Adegbenro has been in sensational form for the team since signing from Rosenborg in the summer. He currently leads the chart with 11 goals.
In ten matches played at the Platinum Cars Arena, Rikard Norling’s men have opened the scoring in six of them.
Seeing as Norrkoping is one of the most direct teams in Sweden with emphasis on the flanks, it is a wise option to back them to score the first goal when they play at home.
Over 6.5 Corners In Matches Involving Orebro
Orebro is having a poor season so far in the Allsvenskan. They have managed just three wins and lost 12- the same number of losses they had in the entirety of last season.
Things have turned for the worst since former coach, Axel Kjall made the step up to being the director. Vitor Gazimba has failed to take the club to the heights that saw them finish seventh last year.
The Portuguese manager is yet to find a stable formation to prosecute matches. He has continued to experiment with different playing styles, match after match.
One common theme, though, has been the team’s desperate habit of spamming crosses into the box, thus, resulting in corner-kicks.
OSK has averaged 5 corners per match in the Swedish League this season. Hence, betting on over 6.5 corners in matches involving Gazimba’s men is one that looks sure to deliver fantastic rewards.