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Djurgårdens IF meet away team IF Elfsborg at Tele2 Arena in the Allsvenskan fixture on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Djurgårdens IF v IF Elfsborg (including the best match odds).
Djurgårdens IF will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 3-1 Allsvenskan loss in their previous game against Helsingborgs IF.
In that match, Djurgårdens IF had 53% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Djurgårdens IF was Curtis Edwards (56'). Helsingborgs IF got 19 shots on goal with 7 on target. Rasmus Jönsson (60'), Anthony van den Hurk (71') and Alhaji Gero (81') scored for Helsingborgs IF.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Djurgårdens IF haven’t conceded. The facts show that Blåränderna have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 10 goals in the process.
Going into this encounter, Djurgårdens IF haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In their last game, IF Elfsborg drew 1-1 in the Allsvenskan match with Malmö FF.
In that game, IF Elfsborg managed 41% possession and 15 shots on goal with 9 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for IF Elfsborg was Rasmus Alm (45'). For their opponents, Malmö FF had 22 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Anders Christiansen (1') scored for Malmö FF.
The stats tell the story, and IF Elfsborg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals overall. Defensively, Di Gule seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Nevertheless, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend will be sustained here in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, IF Elfsborg:
- are winless against Djurgårdens IF in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 23/04/2018 shows us that Djurgårdens IF have won 3 of them & IF Elfsborg 1, with the number of draws being 2.
An aggregate of 17 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for Blåränderna and 7 coming from Di Gule . That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Allsvenskan match day 9 on 19/07/2020 which ended up with the score at IF Elfsborg 1-0 Djurgårdens IF.
On that occasion, IF Elfsborg had 35% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
For their opponents, Djurgårdens IF got 11 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Jacob Une Larsson (88' Own goal) was the scorer.
The referee was Glenn Nyberg.
Team News: Djurgårdens IF
Djurgårdens IF manager Kim Bergstrand does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
It’s our opinion that Blåränderna should go for a 4-2-3-1 formation with Per Kristian Bråtveit, Jonathan Augustinsson, Erik Berg, Jesper Nyholm, Aslak Fonn Witry, Fredrik Ulvestad, Jesper Karlström, Jonathan Ring, Curtis Edwards, Magnus Eriksson and Edward Chilufya.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
With a completely healthy squad to pick from, IF Elfsborg boss Jimmy Thelin has zero fitness worries at all before this game.
We’re of the thinking that Di Gule seem most likely to utilise a 4-3-3 lineup using Tim Rönning, Johan Larsson, Leo Väisänen, Christopher Mcvey, Simon Strand, Simon Olsson, Sivert Nilsen, Frederik Holst, Rasmus Alm, Per Frick and Jesper Karlsson.
In our view, IF Elfsborg may well find it hard to score against this Djurgårdens IF side who we think might well be able to grind out a win.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Djurgårdens IF when the full-time whistle blows.
Let’s see what happens.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tele2 Arena (30,000)
Captain: Jesper Karlström
Chairman: Lars-Erik Sjöberg
Manager: Kim Bergstrand
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 4, Europa League Qual. (Second Round)
🔑 Key Man: Fredrik Ulvestad
Mostly playing in the Centre Midfield position, Fredrik Ulvestad was born in Ålesund, Norway. Having made a first senior appearance for Aalesunds FK in the 2011 season, the skilful Midfielder has netted 6 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.