Preview: Halmstad vs. Elfsborg

Halmstad are playing Elfsborg at the Allsvenskan of Sweden on September 25.

Halmstad (also known as Halmstads BK) and Elfsborg (commonly referred to as IF Elfsborg) meet again 5 months after the Allsvenskan match which Elfsborg won 6-1. Halmstad are aproaching the match after a defeat from Hacken on September 17. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive home matches now.

Elfsborg are preparing for the match after 2 defeats in a row from Kalmar and Varnamo. They’re going to need to sort out the problems in the back first to improve the results as they have been conceding goals for 3 consecutive matches now.

Recent Form

Halmstad have lost to Hacken in their previous match while Elfsborg are on a losing streak – they have lost to Kalmar and Varnamo in their previous 2 matches. Overall, Halmstad have won 6 of their last 20 matches, losing 9 and drawing 5, while Elfsborg have won 14 of their last 20 matches, losing 4 and drawing 2.


Halmstad have won twice (2-1 against Sirius on 2nd of September and 0-4 against IFK Hassleholm on 24th of August), lost 3 times (3-2 against Hacken on 17th of September, 3-1 against Brommapojkarna on 19th of August and 1-3 against IFK Norrkoping on 13th of August) and drew once (0-0 against Varnamo on 27th of August) in their most recent 6 matches.


Elfsborg have won 3 times (3-2 against IFK Norrkoping on 29th of August, 0-2 against Lunds on 24th of August and 2-0 against Mjallby on 20th of August) and lost 3 times (0-3 against Kalmar on 17th of September, 1-0 against Varnamo on 2nd of September and 1-0 against Hammarby on 13th of August) in their most recent 6 matches.

Team News


The Halmstad manager Magnus Haglund doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash owing to a completely healthy group available for selection.


Thanks to a largely full-strength squad, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Elfsborg boss Jimmy Thelin to be concerned about. Viktor Widell (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be in action.


Halmstad and Elfsborg have met 6 times since April 2021. Halmstad have won twice, 1 match ended in a draw while Elfsborg have won 3 times. The most recent match between them took place on May 4, 2023 at the Allsvenskan of Sweden where Elfsborg won 6-1. Halmstad have scored 5 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Elfsborg have scored 13.

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