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IF Elfsborg will be taking on visiting club BK Häcken at Borås Arena in this Allsvenskan fixture on Sunday.
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IF Elfsborg will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-2 Conference League Qualifiers defeat last time out to Molde FK.
The only name on the scoresheet from IF Elfsborg was Michael Baidoo (40'). Emil Breivik (54') and David Fofana (83') scored for Molde FK.
It has not been often in recent times that IF Elfsborg have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that IF Elfsborg have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 13 goals along the way.
Looking at their past form shows that IF Elfsborg:
- haven't lost in the league to BK Häcken in their last 4 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 6 home league matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against Djurgårdens IF in Allsvenskan competition, BK Häcken will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, BK Häcken had 49% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for BK Häcken was Alexander Jeremejeff (34'). At the other end, Djurgårdens IF got 20 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Emmanuel Banda (49') and Elias Andersson (63') scored for Djurgårdens IF.
Looking at their form, and BK Häcken have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals in total. Defensively, BK Häcken just haven’t been too solid at all. Let’s find out if that trend can be sustained here.
Pre-game facts show that BK Häcken:
- haven't beaten IF Elfsborg in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 8 away league matches. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 25/06/2020 shows that IF Elfsborg have won 2 of these & BK Häcken 1, with the number of drawn results being 3.
An aggregate of 21 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for Di Gule and 12 netted by Getingarna. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The last league encounter between the two was Allsvenskan match day 12 on 03/07/2022 when it ended BK Häcken 1-1 IF Elfsborg.
In that game, BK Häcken had 59% possession and 21 shots on goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Alexander Jeremejeff (37').
For their opponents, IF Elfsborg got 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Simon Olsson (23') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Glenn Nyberg.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Viktor Widell (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is sidelined.
We think that Di Gule should opt for a 4-3-3 formation this time featuring Hakon Valdimarsson, Simon Strand, Leo Väisänen, Sebastian Holmen, Niklas Hult, Emmanuel Boateng, Noah Söderberg, Andre Romer, Rasmus Alm, Per Frick and Jacob Ondrejka.
Team News: BK Häcken
Out of a mainly available group of players, there is just a single fitness problem for the BK Häcken boss Per-Mathias Høgmo to be concerned about. Bénie Traoré (Fracture of the lower leg) misses out for this game.
We reckon that Getingarna could decide to utilise a 4-3-3 system by sending out Peter Abrahamsson, Tomas Totland, Johan Hammar, Even Hovland, Valgeir Fridriksson, Samuel Gustafson, M. Rygaard Jensen, Gustav Berggren, Blair Turgott, Alexander Jeremejeff and Oscar Uddenäs.
One thing is for certain, BK Häcken will do really well to be putting goals past a IF Elfsborg side who will more than likely dominate this game and keep it tight in defence.
We’re expecting a convincing 3-0 winning scoreline for IF Elfsborg when all is said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borås Arena (16,200)
Captain: Johan Larsson
Chairman: Sune Lundqvist
Manager: Jimmy Thelin
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 10
⭐ Star Player: Rasmus Alm
Usually taking to the field in the Right Wing position, Rasmus Alm was born in Sweden. Having played his first senior match for Landskrona BoIS in the 2013 season, the talented Forward has managed 5 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2022 season to date in 15 appearances.