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AFC Eskilstuna make the trip to Domnarvsvallen on Saturday for the Superettan clash with hosts IK Brage.
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IK Brage enter this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Superettan stalemate against Västerås SK.
In that match, IK Brage managed 48% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For IK Brage, the scorers were Niklas Söderberg (16') and Alexander Johansson (74'). For their opponents, Västerås SK got 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Simon Johansson (40') and Viktor Prodell (90') scored for Västerås SK.
It has been seldom in recent times that IK Brage have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that IK Brage have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 7 goals on the way. We shall soon see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Going into this contest, IK Brage are without a home win in the past 9 matches in the league. Something needs to change.
AFC Eskilstuna go into this game following a 3-2 Superettan win in the defeat of Trelleborgs FF in their most recent fixture.
In that game, AFC Eskilstuna had 47% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for AFC Eskilstuna was Alexander Ahl-Holmström (13', 20', 45'). On the other side, Trelleborgs FF got 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. Dženis Kozica (6') and Fredrik Liverstam (78') scored for Trelleborgs FF.
Özcan Melkemichel's AFC Eskilstuna have slotted home 5 times in the course of their latest six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same matches equals 6.
Taking a look at their past results, AFC Eskilstuna:
- have not lost to IK Brage in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 22/05/2010, both clubs have shared the honours with IK Brage winning 2 of those games, AFC Eskilstuna 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
In all, 11 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 5 for IK Brage and 6 created by AFC Eskilstuna. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The last league fixture between the two was Superettan match day 29 on 29/11/2020 and the score finished IK Brage 1-3 AFC Eskilstuna.
The referee was Farouk Nehdi.
Team News: IK Brage
IK Brage boss Klebér Saarenpää will be grateful to have no fitness concerns at all coming into this match with a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: AFC Eskilstuna
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from, AFC Eskilstuna boss Özcan Melkemichel does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
Our thinking is that AFC Eskilstuna may well find it hard to score goals against this IK Brage lineup who we think will likely get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
Therefore, we predict a very even contest with a 1-0 advantage for IK Brage when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Domnarvsvallen (6,500)
Captain: Robbin Sellin
Chairman: Ulf Aronsson
Manager: Klebér Saarenpää
Competitions: Superettan position 16
🔑 Star Player: Niklas Söderberg
Generally used in the Striker position, Niklas Söderberg was born in Sweden. After having made a senior debut playing for IK Brage in the 2021 season, the gifted Forward has got 2 league goals in this Superettan 2021 season so far from a total of 6 appearances.