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Falkenberg face off with visiting side Varbergs BoIS at Falcon Alkoholfri Arena in the Allsvenskan game on Thursday.
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Falkenberg will be hoping to bounce back here after a 0-3 Allsvenskan defeat last time out to IFK Göteborg.
In that game, Falkenbergs FF had 52% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Falkenbergs FF was Anton Wede (40' Own goal). IFK Göteborg had 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Alexander Farnerud (23') and Tobias Sana (76') scored for IFK Göteborg.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Falkenbergs FF haven’t conceded. In fact, Falkenberg have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 13 goals during that time.
Coming into this clash, Falkenberg have not won at home in their last 9 league games. They will be so desperate to end this run.
Varbergs BoIS go into this match following a 2-3 Allsvenskan win to defeat Mjällby AIF in their previous match.
In that match, Varbergs BoIS had 47% possession and 9 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Varbergs BoIS, the goalscorers were Robin Book (2'), Gustaf Norlin (7') and Albin Winbo (80'). On the other side, Mjällby AIF had 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. Mamudo Moro (63') and Jacob Bergström (76') scored for Mjällby AIF.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Varbergs BoIS, at least three goals have gone in. The average number of goals per match during that spell is 3.83, with the number of goals averaged by Varbergs working out to 2. That trend might not be carried forward here, however.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes dating back to 27/02/2016 tells us that Falkenberg have won 4 of these & Varbergs BoIS 1, with the number of draws being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 25 in total at an average of 4.17 goals per meeting.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Allsvenskan match day 4 on 29/06/2020 when it finished Varbergs BoIS 3-1 Falkenbergs FF.
That day, Varbergs BoIS managed 39% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Alexander Johansson (21') and Daniel Krezic (60').
Falkenbergs FF had 16 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Tobias Karlsson (14' Own goal) and Edi Sylisufaj (75') scored.
The match was refereed by Andreas Ekberg.
Team News: Falkenberg
Falkenberg manager Hasse Eklund doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash with a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
We are thinking that Falkenberg may well kick off with a 4-4-2 system, handing starts to Viktor Noring, Tobias Englund, Grégoire Amiot, Carl Johansson, Axel Norén, Matthew Garbett, John Björkengren, Christoffer Carlsson, Anton Wede, Edi Sylisufaj and Gustaf Nilsson.
Team News: Varbergs BoIS
With a fully injury-free squad ready to go, Varbergs BoIS manager Joakim Persson has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this game.
From our viewpoint, Varbergs could decide to utilise a 3-5-2 lineup, choosing August Strömberg, Jon Birkfeldt, Jesper Modig, Joakim Lindner, Anton Liljenbäck, Robin Book, Albert Ejupi, Gustaf Norlin, Adama Fofana, Astrit Seljmani and Junes Barny.
We feel that Varbergs BoIS and Falkenberg should both be able to score here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought 1-1 scoreline at the end of this game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Falcon Alkoholfri Arena (5,500)
Captain: Tibor Joza
Chairman: Patrik Hannell
Manager: Hasse Eklund
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 16
🔑 Key Man: Edi Sylisufaj
Normally playing in the Striker position, Edi Sylisufaj was born in Sweden. After having played his first senior match for Falkenbergs FF in the 2016 season, the gifted Forward has struck 6 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.