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BK Häcken will arrive at Finnvedsvallen on Monday for the Allsvenskan tie with hosts IFK Värnamo.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the IFK Värnamo v BK Häcken game - along with the latest match odds.
IFK Värnamo will be hoping to bounce back here after the 2-0 Allsvenskan defeat last time out to IFK Norrköping.
In that match, IFK Värnamo had 56% possession and 18 shots on goal with 4 on target. IFK Norrköping had 19 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Jonathan Levi (55') and Christoffer Nyman (73') scored for IFK Norrköping.
IFK Värnamo have really been misfiring in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 against opponents over their previous six matches. In those meetings, IFK Värnamo have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them come to 8.
Coming into this contest, IFK Värnamo are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
BK Häcken come into this match following on from a 3-1 Allsvenskan win in the defeat of Varbergs BoIS in their previous game.
In that match, BK Häcken managed 60% possession and 19 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. For BK Häcken, the goals were scored by Alexander Jeremejeff (33'), Gustav Berggren (35') and Oscar Uddenäs (58'). On the other side, Varbergs BoIS got 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Jaheem Burke (90') was the scorer for Varbergs BoIS.
BK Häcken have seen success in front of goal leading up to this encounter, having scored 11 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, BK Häcken have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games. That aside, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern might be maintained in this upcoming match or not.
Their past results show that BK Häcken:
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring the two was Svenska Cupen match day 1 on 18/02/2018 which finished with the scoreline of BK Häcken 2-0 IFK Värnamo.
The match was refereed by Robert Daradic.
Team News: IFK Värnamo
The IFK Värnamo boss Kim Hellberg has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this game thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go.
It seems likely that IFK Värnamo may well make use of the 4-3-3 system for the game, beginning the first half with Filipp Voytekhovich, Freddy Winsth, Victor Eriksson, Robin Tihi, Francis de Vries, Abdussalam Magashy, William Kenndal, Victor Larsson, Oscar Johansson, Marcus Antonsson and Wenderson.
Team News: BK Häcken
BK Häcken manager Per-Mathias Høgmo has to currently contend with reduced team options. Tobias Carlsson (Unknown Injury) and Bénie Traoré (Fracture of the lower leg) miss out here.
We believe Getingarna will likely play in a 4-3-3 system, settling for Peter Abrahamsson, Valgeir Fridriksson, Johan Hammar, Even Hovland, Kristoffer Lund, M. Rygaard Jensen, Samuel Gustafson, Gustav Berggren, Oscar Uddenäs, Alexander Jeremejeff and Leo Bengtsson.
We feel that over the course of the game, IFK Värnamo will have their work cut out to get anything against this BK Häcken outfit who we think should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We therefore fancy a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for BK Häcken at the end of the 90 minutes.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Finnvedsvallen (5,000)
Captain: Freddy Winsth
Chairman: Fredrik Lingeskog
Manager: Kim Hellberg
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 13
🔑 Star Player: Marcus Antonsson
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Marcus Antonsson was born in Unnaryd, Sweden. Having made a first senior appearance for Halmstads BK in the 2010 season, the skilful Forward has hit 2 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2022 campaign to date from a total of 6 appearances.