The Allsvenskan tie at NP3 Arena on Sunday sees home side GIF Sundsvall playing Djurgårdens IF.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for GIF Sundsvall v Djurgårdens IF can be seen below including the latest game odds.
GIF Sundsvall will be wanting a better result here after the 2-0 Allsvenskan defeat in their last game at the hands of IFK Göteborg.
In that game, GIF Sundsvall managed 30% possession and 4 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, IFK Göteborg got 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Marcus Berg (87', 90') scored for IFK Göteborg.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where GIF Sundsvall have kept a clean sheet. In fact, GIF Sundsvall have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 15 goals during that time.
Coming into this fixture, GIF Sundsvall have left without a victory over Djurgårdens IF in their last 7 league matches.
Djurgårdens IF go into this game following a 4-0 Allsvenskan win as they beat Varbergs BoIS in their previous fixture.
In that match, Djurgårdens IF managed 74% possession and 23 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. For Djurgårdens IF, the scorers were Hampus Finndell (10', 35'), Rasmus Schüller (67') and Joel Asoro (78'). Varbergs BoIS had 6 shots at goal with 1 on target.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Djurgårdens IF has become noticeable of late. Examining their last 6 outings reveals that this has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 3 and Djurgårdens IF have scored 14. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that Djurgårdens IF:
- have not been beaten by GIF Sundsvall when they have played them away from home in the previous 10 league games. What an away run they have had against them.
- have not won away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings dating back to 10/07/2017 tells us that GIF Sundsvall have won 0 of them and Djurgårdens IF 3, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined sum of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from Giffarna and 15 coming from Blåränderna. That’s an average goals per game of 3.5.
The last league clash between the two was Allsvenskan match day 24 on 20/09/2019 when the final score was GIF Sundsvall 1-4 Djurgårdens IF.
On that occasion, GIF Sundsvall managed 51% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Omar Eddahri (13').
Djurgårdens IF got 16 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Jonathan Ring (9', 63'), Aslak Fonn Witry (21') and Emir Kujović (30') scored.
The referee was Patrik Eriksson.
Team News: GIF Sundsvall
There is just one fitness concern for the GIF Sundsvall gaffer Henrik Åhnstrand to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group. Linus Hallenius (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Djurgårdens IF
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to select from, the Djurgårdens IF manager Kim Bergstrand has no fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
We envisage that GIF Sundsvall have it in them to find the back of the net against this Djurgårdens IF team, but a single goal may not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’ve gone for a narrow 1-2 victory for Djurgårdens IF at the end of the match. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: NP3 Arena (8,000)
Captain: Pontus Engblom
Chairman: Hans Selling
Manager: Henrik Åhnstrand
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 14
⭐ Star Player: Saku Ylätupa
Usually deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Saku Ylätupa was born in Espoo, Finland. Having played his first senior match for RoPS in the 2017 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 4 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2022 season to date from a total of 10 appearances.