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Match Preview: Brentford B v Halmstads BK

Young Bees set for final test in Portugal

10 February 2022

Brentford B round off their Atlantic Cup campaign on Friday morning when they take on Halmstads BK in an 11am kick-off at the Estádio Municipal de Albufeira.

The tournament will conclude on Friday with four games taking place in total across different venues and at different times. The Bees, who have three points, still have an outside chance of coming top of the table, though the likes of Breiðablik will fancy their chances having claimed five points from their first two matches. There are four other teams who also have three points. FC Copenhagen play FC Zenit today in their second fixture so one of those sides could be on six points after two matches having both been victorious in their opening matches.

The young Bees will go into the match with the Swedish side following an impressive victory over Brøndby IF on Tuesday afternoon. Nathan Young-Coombes grabbed the game’s only goal in the seventh minute with a clinical finish at the Estádio Algarve.

About Halmstads BK

Halmstads went into the tournament following relegation from the top tier of Swedish football in 2021. Their league campaign begins on 5 April against Örgryte IS from Gothenburg. The side have played a couple of friendlies recently against Falkenberg, where they won 2-0, and Varberg as they lost 1-0.

In charge of the side is Magnus Haglund. The Swedish former Goalkeeper has significant experience managing in Sweden having taken charge of the likes of Elfsborg in previous years and he has also managed Norwegian side, Lillestrøm SK.

Halmstads lost their first match of the Atlantic Cup 2-1 to F.C.Copenhagen but beat Norwegian side Vålerenga 2-1 last time out.

Team News

Neil MacFarlane could make changes to his side given a quick turnaround having played on Tuesday. The side were boosted by the return of Nathan Young-Coombes and Daniel Oyegoke to the side against Brøndby IF and all players will be training hard for minutes in the final fixture.

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Last Time Out

How to watch

You can tune into the match by following the below process. The price of the stream costs £4.99. We will also have updates across social media with highlights to follow in the coming days.


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