PREVIEW: MIDWEEK SWEDISH ACTION
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DAVID SMITH - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Alejandro Bedoya and Helsingborg will look to make a final push as the Allsvenskan season nears its close, and will try to pull off a second straight win against visiting IFK Göteborg on Wednesday.

Helsingborgs IF - IFK Göteborg

Although automatic for European play next season is an impossibility based on league standing, Helsingborg will nevertheless be motivated to finish on as much of a high note as possible.

They are currently in fifth and sit seven points out of the league's Europa League spot, but could feasibly qualify in the spring through the still-ongoing Swedish Cup competition.

It is doubtful that Bedoya will remain with Helsingborg past the winter transfer window, but a run of strong play in his short time back in Sweden will have certainly piqued the interest of teams within the country and outside its borders.

The team won a strong 3-1 decision over last-place GAIS Göteborg over the weekend thanks to a late charge, and will try to continue the downfall of their city rivals IFK, who have lost each of their last two by identical 1-0 scores.

Helsingborg will be without suspended defender Christoffer Andersson along with the injured duo of Loret Sadiku and Joseph Baffo.

For Göteborg, midfielder Pontus Farnerud could return from sickness, however the injured trio of Joel Allansson, Erik Lund and Mikael Dyrestam will likely all be out.

Notes

Brian Span is still recovering from injury and is not expected to suit up for Djurgarden on Wednesday when they host Syrianska FC Södertälje.
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