Elfsborg vs Halmstad prediction, odds & betting tips – 24/05/2024

Elfsborg vs Halmstad prediction
Elfsborg play host to Halmstad on Friday – Photo by Icon Sport

Elfsborg have the chance to move above Friday's guests Halmstad if they manage to win this Allsvenskan tie.

The hosts have a good record against Halmstad and head into the game as the bookmaker's favourite despite the fact that the visitors sit two points and two places above Elfsborg as things stand.

Elfsborg vs Halmstad predictions: Elfsborg to edge out Halmstad

Elfsborg vs Halmstad predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot tip

Over 2.5 total goals

⚽ Correct score

Elfsborg 3-1 Halmstad

💥 Both teams to score

Yes

Key Stats

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in three of the last five competitive and non-competitive meetings between these two clubs, as well as in four of Elfsborg's and five of Halmstad's last six league games.
  • Elfsborg have claimed victories in five of their last six head-to-heads with Halmstad in all competitions and the hosts have scored at least three goals in each of their last two home games, while Halmstad have only failed to score in one of their last six fixtures, so we're backing a 3-1 home win on Friday.
  • Four of the hosts' and four of the visitors' last six outings in the Allsvenskan have ended with both teams scoring, and we're expecting more of the same in Friday's clash.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Home win on the cards?

  • HOME: 7/20 (1.35) – 74.1%
  • DRAW: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%
  • AWAY: 8/1 (9.00) – 11.1%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Elfsborg the expected winners ahead of kick-off with a probability of 74.1%, and we agree with the bookmaker's selection.

The hosts lost their last game 2-1 at GAIS, while Halmstad suffered a 2-0 defeat at Djurgarden.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Team to Score First market. You can back Elfsborg to score first at 1/3 (1.33) which has a probability of 75%, Halmstad to score first at 10/3 (4.33) with a probability of 23.1%, or No Goals scored at 14/1 (15.00) but the probability if just 6.7%.

Last five H2Hs: Elfsborg in front

World Club Friendlies 22/03/24

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

4
Halmstad

Halmstad

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 25/09/23

Halmstad

Halmstad

0
Elfsborg

Elfsborg

1

Sweden Allsvenskan 03/05/23

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

6
Halmstad

Halmstad

1

Europe Friendlies 24/03/23

Halmstad

Halmstad

0
Elfsborg

Elfsborg

0

Europe Friendlies 25/03/22

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

4
Halmstad

Halmstad

0

Elfsborg have won four of their last five competitive and non-competitive meetings with Halmstad, running out 4-0 winners in a friendly back in March.

Team news and form guide

Elfsborg: Won last three home games

The hosts look set to be without the services of Niklas Hult and Per Frick this week due to injury.

Predicted lineup: Bundgaard (GK), Larsson, Holmén, Kaib, Buhari, Zeneli, Thomasen, Baidoo, Qasem, Ouma & Abdullai 

Sweden Allsvenskan 01/06/24

L

IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

1

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 28/05/24

L

Malmo FF

Malmo FF

2

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

1

Sweden Allsvenskan 24/05/24

W

Halmstad

Halmstad

0

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

2

Sweden Allsvenskan 19/05/24

L

GAIS

GAIS

2

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

1

Sweden Allsvenskan 15/05/24

W

AIK

AIK

1

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

6

Halmstad: Lost last two on the road

Marcus Olsson and Andreas Johansson are expected to miss the trip to Elfsborg through injury.

Predicted lineup: Erlandsson (GK), Baffoe, Ofosu-Ayeh, Wallentin, Nogueira, Eyjólfsson, Al Ammari, Villiam Granath, Svedberg, Viktor Granath & Mohammed 

Sweden Allsvenskan 01/06/24

W

GAIS

GAIS

0

Halmstad

Halmstad

4

Sweden Allsvenskan 24/05/24

L

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

2

Halmstad

Halmstad

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 20/05/24

L

Djurgarden

Djurgarden

2

Halmstad

Halmstad

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 15/05/24

W

BK Hacken

BK Hacken

0

Halmstad

Halmstad

3

Sweden Allsvenskan 11/05/24

L

Mju00e4llby AIF

Mju00e4llby AIF

3

Halmstad

Halmstad

1

Player to watch – Michael Baidoo

Ghana's Michael Baidoo is enjoying his third season with Elfsborg since making the more from Norwegian side Sandnes Ulf.

Michael Baidoo player to watch
Michael Baidoo of Elfsborg – Photo by Icon Sport

The 25-year-old scored five Allsvenskan goals last season and already has four to his name in 2024, so could go on to exceed his best-ever total (8 in 21 appearances) which he achieved in his first campaign with the club.

Baidoo has made a good start to the season

Baidoo not only joint-top scores for Elfsborg this season, he also has the joint-highest assists (2) and is performing really well in the early stages of the campaign. We're backing Baidoo to put in another impressive performance for Elfsborg who will be looking to overtake Halmstad in the Allsvenskan table this week.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things