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IFK Göteborg visit Örjans Vall on Sunday for the Allsvenskan showdown with home side Halmstads BK.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Halmstads BK v IFK Göteborg match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
Halmstads BK won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-1 Allsvenskan loss in their previous game against IFK Norrköping.
In that match, Halmstads BK had 29% possession and 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Halmstads BK was Marcus Antonsson (4'). For their opponents, IFK Norrköping had 18 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Samuel Adegbenro (64') and Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson (79') scored for IFK Norrköping.
Halmstads BK have struggled with their forward play in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 3 vs opponents over the course of their last 6 outings. In those meetings, HBK have also seen the tally of goals scored against them total 9.
A look at their previous results shows us that Halmstads BK:
- are winless against IFK Göteborg in their previous 10 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 7 home league matches.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Degerfors IF in Allsvenskan action, IFK Göteborg and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, IFK Göteborg had 60% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For IFK Göteborg, goals were scored by Hosam Aiesh (52') and Kevin Yakob (74'). At the other end, Degerfors IF got 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Ferhad Ayaz (27') and Johan Bertilsson (38', 49') scored for Degerfors IF.
In the course of their six latest matches, Roland Nilsson's IFK Göteborg have slotted home a total of 10 times - earning them the goals per game average of 1.67.
Their past results show that IFK Göteborg:
- remain undefeated by Halmstads BK when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Delving into past results between these clubs going back to 01/11/2014 tells us that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Halmstads BK. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories at all whereas IFK Göteborg have been the better of the two, finishing as winners in 67% of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 5 of them from HBK and 14 netted by Blåvitt. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Allsvenskan match day 27 on 14/10/2017 and the score finished Halmstads BK 1-2 IFK Göteborg.
That day, Halmstads BK managed 49% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Pontus Silfwer (25').
At the other end, IFK Göteborg had 27 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. August Erlingmark (53') and Mikael Boman (89') scored.
The referee was Johan Hamlin.
Team News: Halmstads BK
Viktor Ljung (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jonathan Svedberg (Unknown Injury) are not available for Halmstad boss Magnus Haglund.
Team News: IFK Göteborg
With a completely healthy squad available to choose from, IFK Göteborg boss Roland Nilsson has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
We’ve got the feeling that IFK Göteborg and Halmstads BK might both not be able to do quite enough to get on the scoresheet here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. That’s why our selection here is for a close game with a 0-0 draw at the end of this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Örjans Vall (15,500)
Captain: Andreas Johansson
Chairman: Pelle Nilsson
Manager: Magnus Haglund
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 11