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IF Elfsborg host the visiting IK Sirius at Borås Arena in the Allsvenskan clash on Monday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for IF Elfsborg v IK Sirius can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
IF Elfsborg go into this fixture following on from a 3-3 Allsvenskan drawn game vs Varbergs BoIS.
In that game, IF Elfsborg managed 52% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For IF Elfsborg, the scorers were Jesper Karlsson (33', 72') and Rasmus Alm (67'). For their opponents, Varbergs BoIS had 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Tashreeq Matthews (8'), Erion Sadiku (70') and August Strömberg (95') scored for Varbergs BoIS.
Fixtures involving IF Elfsborg have usually been entertaining encounters lately with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 games alone, the sum total of 22 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 11 of these accredited to Di Gule .
Going into this game, the form guide shows that IF Elfsborg:
- are unbeaten in the league by IK Sirius in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their last 8 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
After a losing effort in their last game against Malmö FF in Allsvenskan competition, IK Sirius and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, IK Sirius managed 47% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 on target. For IK Sirius, the goalscorers were Mohammed Saeid (18'), Elias Andersson (51' Own goal) and Stefano Vecchia (56'). On the other side, Malmö FF had 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Ola Toivonen (65'), Isaac Kiese Thelin (85'), Jo Inge Berget (90') and Søren Rieks (94') scored for Malmö FF.
The stats tell the story, and IK Sirius have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals in all. In defence, Blåsvart just haven’t been too solid at all. We shall soon find out if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Heading into this fixture, IK Sirius are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 14/05/2017 tells us that IF Elfsborg have won 1 of these games and IK Sirius 4, with the number of draws being 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 overall at an average of 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league encounter between the two was Allsvenskan match day 22 on 31/08/2019 and the score finished IF Elfsborg 1-1 IK Sirius.
In that game, IF Elfsborg had 59% possession and 18 shots on goal with 7 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Simon Olsson (28').
IK Sirius got 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Gustafsson (49') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Patrik Eriksson.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
IF Elfsborg boss Jimmy Thelin will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game owing to a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: IK Sirius
Owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from, IK Sirius manager Henrik Rydström has zero fitness worries at all before this clash.
We believe that IK Sirius have it within them to find the back of the net against this IF Elfsborg outfit, although that is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 2-1 victory for IF Elfsborg after the 90. Should be a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borås Arena (16,200)
Captain: Sivert Nilsen
Chairman: Sune Lundqvist
Manager: Jimmy Thelin
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 3
⭐ Star Man: Per Frick
Normally used in the Striker position, Per Frick was born in Kil, Sweden. After having made a senior debut playing for IF Elfsborg in the 2012 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 2 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 season so far in 10 appearances.