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The Allsvenskan tie at Studenternas IP on Monday will see home side IK Sirius go up against Falkenberg.
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IK Sirius enter this match after a 1-1 Allsvenskan drawn match versus BK Häcken.
In that game, IK Sirius managed 54% possession and 13 shots on goal with 8 on target. The scorer for IK Sirius was Axel Björnström (54'). BK Häcken got 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. Jasse Tuominen (95') scored for BK Häcken.
Fixtures featuring IK Sirius have tended to be lively ones recently with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past six clashes alone, a grand total of 21 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 12 of them belonging to Blåsvart.
Coming into this fixture, IK Sirius have not lost a league tie with Falkenbergs FF in their previous 4 matches.
Falkenberg head into the clash after a 2-0 Allsvenskan win with the downing of Varbergs BoIS in their most recent game.
In that match, Falkenbergs FF managed 44% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Falkenbergs FF, the goals were scored by Axel Norén (33') and Nsima Peter (69'). At the other end, Varbergs BoIS had 8 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Falkenberg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 12 goals in total. In defence, Falkenberg have not been doing too well. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if such a trend will continue on here in this match.
Coming into this fixture, Falkenbergs FF haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 19/08/2009 shows that IK Sirius have won 2 of these & Falkenberg 0, with the number of drawn matches being 4.
A sum of 11 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them from Blåsvart and 4 created by Falkenberg. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The last league contest between these sides was Allsvenskan match day 5 on 02/07/2020 which ended up with the score at Falkenbergs FF 1-2 IK Sirius.
On that day, Falkenbergs FF had 40% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer was Edi Sylisufaj (20').
On the other side, IK Sirius got 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. Axel Björnström (69') and Nahom Girmai Netabay (71') scored.
The referee was Victor Wolf.
Team News: IK Sirius
IK Sirius manager Henrik Rydström doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match with a fully healthy squad available to select from.
In all likelihood, Blåsvart may well line up in a 4-3-3 formation in the match, utilising Lukas Jonsson, Axel Björnström, Hjalmar Ekdal, Daniel Jarl, Adam Stahl, Elias Andersson, Jamie Roche, Nahom Girmai Netabay, Stefano Vecchia, Mohammed Saeid and Yukiya Sugita.
Team News: Falkenberg
With a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Falkenberg boss Hasse Eklund has no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
We’re of the thinking that Falkenberg could decide to play in a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Viktor Noring, Axel Norén, Carl Johansson, Grégoire Amiot, Tobias Englund, Anton Wede, John Björkengren, Christoffer Carlsson, Edi Sylisufaj, Nsima Peter and Gustaf Nilsson.
It looks to us that IK Sirius have it within them to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, Falkenberg won’t find it easy to find the back of the net but do we see them hitting back at some stage here.
We’re therefore anticipating a pretty comfortable 3-1 victory for IK Sirius at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Studenternas IP (6,300)
Captain: Niklas Thor
Chairman: Ove Sjöblom
Manager: Henrik Rydström
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 6
⭐ Star Man: Stefano Vecchia
Mostly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Stefano Vecchia was born in Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for IF Brommapojkarna in the 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 9 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2020 campaign to date in 18 appearances.