IF Elfsborg will be facing visiting team IFK Norrköping at Borås Arena in the Allsvenskan match on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the IF Elfsborg v IFK Norrköping match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
IF Elfsborg go into this game after a 1-1 Allsvenskan stalemate versus Mjällby AIF.
In that game, IF Elfsborg had 57% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for IF Elfsborg was Michael Baidoo (93'). At the other end, Mjällby AIF had 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Silas Nwankwo (4') was the scorer for Mjällby AIF.
Fixtures involving IF Elfsborg have often been entertaining ones of late with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past six clashes, the sum of 22 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 7 of those belonging to IF Elfsborg. Even so, time will tell whether such a trend will be replicated in this upcoming game.
Taking a look at their past results, IF Elfsborg:
- haven't won against IFK Norrköping in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 7 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
IFK Norrköping head into the encounter after a 2-0 Allsvenskan win to defeat Degerfors IF in their last game.
In that game, IFK Norrköping had 48% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. For IFK Norrköping, the goals were scored by Christoffer Nyman (32') and Arnór Sigurðsson (89'). Degerfors IF got 15 shots on goal with 7 on target.
In 6 of the previous 6 clashes involving IFK Norrköping, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game during that period comes out as a meagre 1.83, with the average goals for Snoka being 0.5.
Their past results show that IFK Norrköping:
- have not registered a win against IF Elfsborg when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 11/08/2019, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with IF Elfsborg winning 2 of those games, IFK Norrköping 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
In all, 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 of them from Di Gule and 9 coming from Snoka. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Allsvenskan match day 10 on 29/05/2022 which ended up with the score at IFK Norrköping 2-2 IF Elfsborg.
On that occasion, IFK Norrköping managed 54% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Christoffer Nyman (41', 76').
IF Elfsborg had 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. Oliver Zandén (12') and Rasmus Alm (39') scored.
The referee was Fredrik Klitte.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group of players. Viktor Widell (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
It looks as if Di Gule may well opt for a 4-3-3 formation for the game and select Hakon Valdimarsson, Johan Larsson, Maudo Jarjué, Sebastian Holmen, Niklas Hult, Emmanuel Boateng, Michael Baidoo, Noah Söderberg, Jeppe Okkels, S. Aron Gudjohnsen and Rasmus Alm.
Team News: IFK Norrköping
In an otherwise full-strength group of players, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the IFK Norrköping gaffer Vedran Vučićević to be concerned with. Kristoffer Khazeni (Ill) won’t be in action.
It’s our belief that Snoka seem likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Oscar Jansson, Godswill Ekpolo, Linus Wahlqvist, Anton Eriksson, Victor Agardius, Jacob Ortmark, Ari Skulason, Jonathan Levi, Arnór Sigurdsson, Laorent Shabani and Christoffer Nyman.
In our opinion, IFK Norrköping will likely create enough chances to break down this IF Elfsborg outfit, however that may not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 2-1 winning score for IF Elfsborg when the full-time whistle blows. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borås Arena (16,200)
Captain: Johan Larsson
Chairman: Sune Lundqvist
Manager: Jimmy Thelin
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 10
⭐ Key Man: Rasmus Alm
Typically taking up the Right Wing position, Rasmus Alm was born in Sweden. After having made a senior debut playing for Landskrona BoIS in the 2013 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 6 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2022 season to date from a total of 17 appearances.