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The Allsvenskan fixture at Studenternas IP on Saturday sees home team IK Sirius welcome Degerfors IF.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for IK Sirius v Degerfors IF are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
IK Sirius will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 5-1 Allsvenskan loss in their previous game against Djurgårdens IF.
In that match, IK Sirius had 47% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for IK Sirius was Christian Kouakou (72'). On the other side, Djurgårdens IF got 23 shots on goal with 8 on target. Jacob Une Larsson (21'), Hampus Finndell (26'), Magnus Eriksson (28'), Edward Chilufya (40') and Emmanuel Banda (75') scored for Djurgårdens IF.
It has been seldom in recent games where IK Sirius have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Blåsvart have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 17 goals on the way.
After tasting defeat last time out to Malmö FF in Allsvenskan action, Degerfors IF will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Degerfors IF managed 43% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Malmö FF got 29 shots on goal with 10 on target. Antonio Čolak (17'), Adi Nalić (45'), Anders Christiansen (51') and Veljko Birmančević (53', 55') scored for Malmö FF.
Proving their penchant for fruitful matches, goals have been scored 20 times in the previous six games in which Degerfors IF have taken to the field, making it an average of 3.33 goals per fixture. Their opponents have hit 12 of those goals. That being said, time will tell if the trend shall be sustained in this next match.
Heading into this contest, Degerfors IF are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 28/04/2014 shows us that IK Sirius have won 3 of these games and Degerfors IF 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 13 of them from Blåsvart and 4 belonging to Degerfors. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Superettan match day 20 on 20/08/2016 when it finished Degerfors IF 1-0 IK Sirius.
The referee was Adnan Jukic.
Team News: IK Sirius
IK Sirius boss Daniel Bäckström will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match thanks to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Degerfors IF
Due to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Degerfors IF boss Tobias Solberg does not have any fitness worries to report before this game.
In our opinion, Degerfors IF will manage to find the back of the net against this IK Sirius lineup, however it possibly won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for IK Sirius at the end of this one. It really should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Studenternas IP (10,250)
Captain: Tim Björkström
Chairman: Ulrika Moström Ågren
Manager: Daniel Bäckström
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 12
🔑 Star Man: Jacob Ortmark
Typically taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Jacob Ortmark was born in Sweden. After having made a senior debut playing for IF Brommapojkarna in the 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2021 campaign so far in 11 appearances.