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BK Häcken will host away side IFK Norrköping at Bravida Arena in the Allsvenskan fixture on Thursday.
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BK Häcken will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 3-1 Allsvenskan loss in their previous game against Djurgårdens IF.
In that game, BK Häcken had 50% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for BK Häcken was Patrik Wålemark (33'). At the other end, Djurgårdens IF got 26 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Kalle Holmberg (20', 45') and Erik Berg (47') scored for Djurgårdens IF.
Fixtures with BK Häcken have tended to be exciting encounters of late with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games alone, a total of 22 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 14 of them coming from Getingarna. That pattern might not be carried forward here, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that BK Häcken:
- have left without a victory over IFK Norrköping in their previous 11 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 6 home league matches.
Last time out, IFK Norrköping drew 1-1 in the Allsvenskan match with Mjällby AIF.
In that match, IFK Norrköping managed 65% possession and 19 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for IFK Norrköping was Sead Hakšabanović (55'). Mjällby AIF got 16 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Moses Ogbu (63') scored for Mjällby AIF.
Indicating their partiality to fruitful matches, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the last 6 games in which IFK Norrköping have taken to the field, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals per meeting. Opposition teams have got 9 of those goals.
Looking at their past form shows that IFK Norrköping:
- have not been beaten by BK Häcken in games played away from home for the previous 5 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head meetings going back to 23/04/2017 tells us that these encounters have been disappointments for BK Häcken. They’ve not managed to get themselves any wins whatsoever while IFK Norrköping have remained in the ascendancy, finishing as winners in 100 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 4 of them from Getingarna and 12 for Snoka. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was Allsvenskan match day 29 on 27/10/2019 when the final score was BK Häcken 0-1 IFK Norrköping.
That day, BK Häcken had 47% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
IFK Norrköping had 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Rasmus Lauritsen (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Magnus Lindgren.
Team News: BK Häcken
Peter Abrahamsson (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Kevin Yakob (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be available for Häcken gaffer Andreas Alm.
Team News: IFK Norrköping
Owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection, IFK Norrköping manager Jens Gustafsson has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
We’re of the view that IFK Norrköping and BK Häcken should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a score draw at the end of this game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bravida Arena (6,500)
Captain: Rasmus Lindgren
Chairman: Anders Billström
Manager: Andreas Alm
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 4
🔑 Star Man: Daleho Irandust
Generally taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Daleho Irandust was born in Sweden. Having played his first senior match for BK Häcken in the 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has accumulated 4 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 season to date in 12 appearances.