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The Superettan fixture at Gamla Ullevi on Saturday will see home side GAIS fighting it out with opponents IFK Värnamo.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for GAIS v IFK Värnamo are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
GAIS will be hoping for a better result following a 3-0 Superettan defeat in their last game at the hands of Västerås SK.
In that match, GAIS had 46% possession and 1 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Västerås SK got 12 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Simon Johansson (4', 20', 57') scored for Västerås SK.
Three or more goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where GAIS have been involved. Their opponents scored 10 of them in these games while GAIS amassed a tally of 11. With no two games being the same, it remains to be seen if the trend might continue on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, GAIS:
- have not beaten IFK Värnamo in their last 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
In their last fixture, IFK Värnamo drew 1-1 in the Superettan tie with Vasalunds IF.
The only name on the scoresheet from IFK Värnamo was Christian Moses (66'). Nikola Vasić (57') was the scorer for Vasalunds IF.
The stats tell the story, and IFK Värnamo have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in all. In defence, IFK Värnamo have seen their frailties exposed.
Heading into this contest, IFK Värnamo are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 21/08/2016, there has been little between the sides with GAIS winning 3 of those games, IFK Värnamo 3 and 0 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 16 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from Makrillarna and 8 created by Värnamo. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Superettan match day 5 on 10/05/2021 which ended up with the score at IFK Värnamo 1-0 GAIS.
On that occasion, IFK Värnamo had 52% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Oscar Johansson (25').
GAIS got 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Farouk Nehdi.
Team News: GAIS
Donat Zejnullahu (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Aiden Connor Harvey (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for GAIS manager Stefan Jacobsson.
Team News: IFK Värnamo
With a completely healthy group available to choose from, the IFK Värnamo boss Robin Asterhed does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We believe that GAIS may not find it easy to score goals against this IFK Värnamo lineup who we think might just have the edge.
Therefore, we predict a narrow 0-1 winning margin for IFK Värnamo at the end of the match.
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: Gamla Ullevi (18,600)
Captain: August Wängberg
Chairman: Jonas Andersson
Manager: Stefan Jacobsson
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Superettan position 12
⭐ Star Man: Julius Lindberg
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Julius Lindberg was born in Sweden. Having made a first senior appearance for GAIS in the 2021 season, the skilful Forward has got 3 league goals in this Superettan 2021 season to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.