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BK Häcken head to Borås Arena on Monday for the Allsvenskan meeting with home side IF Elfsborg.
Our IF Elfsborg v BK Häcken predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
IF Elfsborg go into this game following a 2-2 Allsvenskan drawn match against Mjällby AIF.
In that match, IF Elfsborg managed 52% possession and 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For IF Elfsborg, the goalscorers were Johan Larsson (8' Own goal, 11') and Jesper Karlsson (66'). On the other side, Mjällby AIF got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Besard Sabović (79') scored for Mjällby AIF.
Di Gule have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, although they’ve also managed to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Di Gule have conceded in 6 of them while also scoring in 5 of those games.
Heading into this fixture, IF Elfsborg haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
In the game prior to this, BK Häcken drew 1-1 in the Allsvenskan match with IK Sirius.
In that match, BK Häcken had 46% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for BK Häcken was Jasse Tuominen (95'). IK Sirius got 13 shots on goal with 8 on target. Axel Björnström (54') scored for IK Sirius.
During their 6 most recent matches, Andreas Alm's BK Häcken have found the back of the net 8 times thus yielding them the goals scored per game average of 1.33.
Their previous form shows that BK Häcken:
- have not lost to IF Elfsborg in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head clashes going back to 14/05/2018 shows us that IF Elfsborg have won 2 of them and BK Häcken 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
20 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 4 of them for Di Gule and 16 for Getingarna. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The previous league match featuring the two was Allsvenskan match day 8 on 16/07/2020 and the score finished BK Häcken 6-0 IF Elfsborg.
On that occasion, BK Häcken managed 52% possession and 21 shots at goal with 15 of them on target. The goalscorers were Patrik Wålemark (43'), Gustav Berggren (45'), Alexander Søderlund (49'), Daleho Irandust (56', 85') and Ahmed Yasin (90').
IF Elfsborg got 14 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Kristoffer Karlsson.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin has zero fitness worries at all coming into this clash with a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
It looks as if Di Gule may well line up in a 4-3-3 system for this one, utilising Tim Rönning, Rami Kaib, Joseph Okumu, Gustav Henriksson, Johan Larsson, Samuel Holmén, Simon Olsson, Sivert Nilsen, Jesper Karlsson, Per Frick and Rasmus Alm.
Team News: BK Häcken
Häcken boss Andreas Alm has to choose a team with limited availability. Peter Abrahamsson (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Kevin Yakob (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
It’s our belief that Getingarna appear most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 lineup, starting Pontus Dahlberg, Godswill Ekpolo, Joona Toivio, Rasmus Lindgren, Adam Andersson, Erik Friberg, Daleho Irandust, Gustav Berggren, Ahmed Yasin, Alexander Søderlund and Leo Bengtsson.
We’re thinking that BK Häcken and IF Elfsborg may well both score, with little between these two teams.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a score draw when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borås Arena (16,200)
Captain: Sivert Nilsen
Chairman: Sune Lundqvist
Manager: Jimmy Thelin
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 3
⭐ Key Man: Per Frick
Mostly used in the Striker position, Per Frick was born in Kil, Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for IF Elfsborg in the 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has scored 6 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 17 appearances.