Saturday’s Svenska Cupen action brings us Östersunds FK up against Akropolis IF.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Östersunds FK v Akropolis IF can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Östersunds FK fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-3 Svenska Cupen success against Landskrona BoIS.
For Östersunds FK, goals were scored by Blair Turgott (45', 83') and Eirik Haugan (49').
Fixtures with Östersunds FK have proved to be entertaining affairs recently with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes, a grand total of 21 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 4 of them accredited to Östersunds. Let’s see if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Since a loss in their previous game against Mjällby AIF in Svenska Cupen action, Akropolis IF will be hoping to turn things around here.
The only player to score from Akropolis IF was Marcus Burman (88'). Jacob Bergström (3'), Taylor Silverholt (10') and David Löfquist (51') scored for Mjällby AIF.
Akropolis IF have had no problems opening up opposition defences leading up to this encounter, having scored 8 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Akropolis have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same outings.
Team News: Östersunds FK
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Östersunds FK manager Amir Azrafshan to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Rewan Amin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
Team News: Akropolis IF
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Akropolis IF manager Giannis Christopoulos has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
We feel that Akropolis IF are certainly able to find the back of the net against this Östersunds FK side, however that may not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a 2-1 advantage for Östersunds FK by the conclusion of the game. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jämtkraft Arena (8,466)
Captain: Aly Keita
Chairman: Mathias Rasteby
Manager: Amir Azrafshan
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Group 5)