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Jönköpings Södra IF host visiting rivals GIF Sundsvall at Stadsparksvallen in the Superettan tie on Thursday.
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Jönköpings Södra IF
Jönköpings Södra IF will be hoping to bounce back here following a 0-1 Superettan loss in their previous game against Norrby IF.
Dijan Vukojevic (49') was the scorer for Norrby IF.
It has not been often in recent times that Jönköpings Södra IF have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Jönköpings Södra IF have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 8 goals in the process.
Coming into this meeting, Jönköpings Södra IF have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
GIF Sundsvall will go into this meeting following a 1-2 Superettan win over Helsingborgs IF in their last outing.
In that game, GIF Sundsvall managed 54% possession and 6 shots at goal with 4 on target. For GIF Sundsvall, the goalscorers were Linus Hallenius (25') and Paya Pichkah (90'). On the other side, Helsingborgs IF had 9 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Charlie Weberg (55') was the scorer for Helsingborgs IF.
A series of very capable performances by the GIF Sundsvall defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 outings overall. During the same time, their own forwards have managed to score 9. That aside, we must now wait to see whether that pattern will persist in this next match.
Their prior results show that GIF Sundsvall:
- haven't won against Jönköpings Södra IF in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- have not been beaten by Jönköpings Södra IF in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 01/10/2016 shows us that Jönköpings Södra IF have won 1 of these and GIF Sundsvall 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Superettan match day 8 on 01/06/2021 when the final score was GIF Sundsvall 1-2 Jönköpings Södra IF.
On that day, GIF Sundsvall had 60% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Pontus Engblom (39').
Jönköpings Södra IF had 7 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Adrian Edqvist (9') and Eric Johana Omondi (58') scored.
The match was refereed by Robert Daradic.
Team News: Jönköpings Södra IF
The Jönköpings Södra IF boss Patric Jildefalk has no fitness concerns at all coming into this game thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: GIF Sundsvall
With a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the GIF Sundsvall boss Henrik Åhnstrand has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
We’re thinking that GIF Sundsvall and Jönköpings Södra IF could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
It could well end in a draw. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a tight encounter with a 1-1 draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Jönköpings Södra IF
Stadium: Stadsparksvallen (5,500)
Captain: Fredric Fendrich
Chairman: Mats Tidstrand
Manager: Patric Jildefalk
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Superettan position 8
🔑 Star Player: Robin Book
Customarily playing in the Centre Midfield position, Robin Book was born in Sweden. After having played his first senior match for Syrianska FC in the 2016 season, the dangerous Midfielder has got 6 league goals in this Superettan 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 16 appearances.