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Helsingborgs IF will be visiting Borås Arena on Sunday for the Allsvenskan clash with home team IF Elfsborg.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the IF Elfsborg v Helsingborgs IF game - along with the latest match odds.
IF Elfsborg fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-3 Allsvenskan victory against Falkenbergs FF.
In that match, IF Elfsborg managed 51% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For IF Elfsborg, goals were scored by Rasmus Alm (16'), Jeppe Okkels (26') and Simon Olsson (68'). Falkenbergs FF had 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Marcus Mathisen (57') was the scorer for Falkenbergs FF.
Three or more goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where IF Elfsborg have taken part. Opposition teams scored 6 times in this period whereas Di Gule managed to get a total of 13.
Pre-game facts show that IF Elfsborg:
- have not lost a league tie with Helsingborgs IF in their last 5 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
After tasting defeat last time out to IFK Göteborg in Allsvenskan action, Helsingborgs IF and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Helsingborgs IF managed 57% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. IFK Göteborg had 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Emil Holm (33') was the scorer for IFK Göteborg.
Olof Mellberg's Helsingborgs IF have turned their attacks into goals 7 times throughout their previous sextet of matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during those same matches comes to 8.
A look at their previous results shows us that Helsingborgs IF:
- have not won against IF Elfsborg when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 league games. Not the best of away records.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 04/10/2015 tells us that IF Elfsborg have won 3 of these games and Helsingborgs IF 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
An aggregate of 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from Di Gule and 6 coming from Di Röe . This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.5.
The last league encounter between these sides was Allsvenskan match day 3 on 22/06/2020 when it finished Helsingborgs IF 0-0 IF Elfsborg.
In that game, Helsingborgs IF managed 45% possession and 5 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
IF Elfsborg had 6 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Victor Wolf.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the IF Elfsborg gaffer Jimmy Thelin to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Leo Väisänen (Fractured Foot) will miss out.
Team News: Helsingborgs IF
Due to a mostly available group, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Helsingborgs IF manager Olof Mellberg to be concerned with. Assad Al Hamlawi (Fatigue fracture) won’t be in action.
We’re of the view that IF Elfsborg should create the chances to score more than once against Helsingborgs IF, who may well struggle to break down their defence.
We’re therefore expecting to see a fairly comfortable 2-0 margin for IF Elfsborg by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borås Arena (16,200)
Captain: Sivert Nilsen
Chairman: Sune Lundqvist
Manager: Jimmy Thelin
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 2
🔑 Key Player: Rasmus Alm
Regularly taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Rasmus Alm was born in Sweden. After making a first senior appearance for Landskrona BoIS in the 2013 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed 7 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 campaign to date in 27 appearances.