IFK Norrköping arrive at Bravida Arena on Monday for the Allsvenskan game with hosts BK Häcken.
All BK Häcken v IFK Norrköping match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (plus the best game odds).
BK Häcken, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-2 Allsvenskan victory against Örebro SK.
In that match, BK Häcken had 41% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. For BK Häcken, goals were scored by Godswill Ekpolo (45') and Leo Bengtsson (45'). Örebro SK had 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. Nahir Besara (49') was the scorer for Örebro SK.
BK Häcken have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, but they’ve also found ways to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, BK Häcken have seen their goal breached in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Looking at their past form shows that BK Häcken:
- have not lost a league tie with IFK Norrköping in their previous 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
IFK Norrköping head into the clash after a 3-1 Allsvenskan win to defeat Hammarby IF in their most recent outing.
In that match, IFK Norrköping had 46% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For IFK Norrköping, the goals were scored by Jonathan Levi (16'), Samuel Adegbenro (45', 79') and Linus Wahlqvist (64' Own goal). Hammarby IF had 12 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
Demonstrating their fondness for high-scoring matches, goals have been celebrated 21 times in the prior six games in which IFK Norrköping have sent out their troops, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have hit 5 of those goals. We will find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this clash, IFK Norrköping are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 07/07/2019 tells us that BK Häcken have won 4 of these and IFK Norrköping 2, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
A combined total of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from Getingarna and 6 being from Snoka. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league clash featuring the two was Allsvenskan match day 11 on 18/07/2021 which finished with the scoreline of IFK Norrköping 0-1 BK Häcken.
On that occasion, IFK Norrköping had 65% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
At the other end, BK Häcken had 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Daleho Irandust (71') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Mohammed Al-Hakim.
Team News: BK Häcken
Samuel Gustafson (Hamstring Injury) and Ali Youssef (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for BK Häcken boss Per-Mathias Hogmo.
Team News: IFK Norrköping
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, the IFK Norrköping manager Rikard Norling doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We’re of the view that IFK Norrköping and BK Häcken may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. We therefore think that it’s going to be a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 scoreline when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bravida Arena (6,500)
Captain: Rasmus Lindgren
Chairman: Anders Billström
Manager: Per-Mathias Hogmo
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 8, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying)
🔑 Star Player: Leo Bengtsson
Normally used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Leo Bengtsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Having made a first senior appearance for Hammarby IF in the 2017 season, the skilful Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2021 campaign so far in 21 appearances.