Elfsborg – Helsingborg
Elfsborg and Helsingborg are about to meet in a game from the 26th round of the Swedish Allsvenskan.
Elfsborg are comfortably sitting at the middle of the table and their season looks over, while Helsingborg is still leading a hard battle against relegation. Henrik Larsson’s team is currently placed at the relegation play-off place, falling six points behind the 13th GIF Sundsvall and the hope for salvation.
This is a really disastrous season for Helsingborg. Led by the legendary Henrik Larsson, The Reds won just 6 of their 25 games in the Allsvenskan this season, losing 15 of them. Last year Helsingborg finished in the middle of the table, but now everything looks much worse for them for some unknown reason.
Elfsborg is currently enjoying what Helsingborg enjoyed last season – a comfortable existence in the middle of the table. They have won 35 points so far and they are completely safe, without any chances for European qualification as well. It’s safe to say that Elfsborg is just waiting for the season to end, because they do not have anything to play for in the remaining games. Except for their own reputation.
Helsingborg still have a slight chance to avoid playing in the relegation play-off. They are six points behind GIF Sundsvall, but they are going to need a really good run until the end of the season, if they want to move above in the table. But do they have the qualities needed for this? We shall see against Elfsborg this weekend. They also have to be careful to not move a place downwards, because this would be fatal for them. Henrik Larsson’s team is just six points above the 15th Gefle, so they are going to need a few more points to feel more secured about their destiny