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Halmstads BK will arrive at Gamla Ullevi on Sunday for the Allsvenskan game with home team IFK Göteborg.
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IFK Göteborg will be looking for an improved result here after the 3-2 Allsvenskan loss in their previous game against BK Häcken.
In that match, IFK Göteborg managed 46% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For IFK Göteborg, the scorers were Tobias Sana (3') and Marcus Berg (62'). On the other side, BK Häcken got 13 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Leo Bengtsson (25'), Alexander Jeremejeff (40') and Patrik Wålemark (48') scored for BK Häcken.
At least three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where IFK Göteborg have taken part. Opposition teams scored 9 times in this period while IFK Göteborg totted up 10.
Taking a look at their past results, IFK Göteborg:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Halmstads BK in their previous 11 matches. A decent run, indeed.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
After tasting defeat last time out to Varbergs BoIS in Allsvenskan competition, Halmstads BK and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Halmstads BK had 54% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Varbergs BoIS had 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. Joakim Lindner (68') scored for Varbergs BoIS.
A run of hard-working showings by the Halmstads BK defensive players has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 fixtures in total. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 6. We will find out whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Halmstads BK:
- have left without a victory over IFK Göteborg when they've played them away from home in the last 15 league games. A truly shameful run of away results.
- remain unbeaten by IFK Göteborg in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 24/05/2015 shows that IFK Göteborg have won 3 of them and Halmstads BK 0, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A combined sum of 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 10 from Blåvitt and 5 netted by HBK. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
Team News: IFK Göteborg
Patrik Karlsson Lagemyr (Unknown Injury), Kevin Yakob (Groin Injury) and Simon Thern (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing for IFK Göteborg gaffer Mikael Stahre.
Team News: Halmstads BK
Halmstads BK boss Magnus Haglund has some current player fitness concerns. Viktor Ljung (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jonathan Svedberg (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game.
We feel that over the course of the game, Halmstads BK will do well to put one past this IFK Göteborg lineup who will likely manage to score & go ahead.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 1-0 win for IFK Göteborg after 90 minutes.
Let’s see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gamla Ullevi (18,100)
Captain: Robin Söder
Chairman: Richard Berkling
Manager: Mikael Stahre
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 12
⭐ Star Player: Marcus Berg
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Marcus Berg was born in Sweden. After having played his first senior match for IFK Göteborg in the 2005 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2021 campaign so far in a total of 7 appearances.