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IK Sirius visit Borås Arena on Sunday for the Allsvenskan game with home side IF Elfsborg.
Our IF Elfsborg v IK Sirius predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
IF Elfsborg will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-2 Allsvenskan success versus GIF Sundsvall.
In that match, IF Elfsborg had 60% possession and 22 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. The scorer for IF Elfsborg was Michael Baidoo (6', 41'). On the other side, GIF Sundsvall got 6 shots on goal with 1 on target.
It’s not been often in recent games where IF Elfsborg have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that IF Elfsborg have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 7 goals during that time.
Ahead of this meeting, IF Elfsborg are undefeated in their previous 9 home league matches. It's been impressive.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against IFK Värnamo in Allsvenskan competition, IK Sirius and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, IK Sirius managed 66% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For IK Sirius, goals were scored by Jakob Voelkerling Persson (47') and Dennis Widgren (70'). For their opponents, IFK Värnamo had 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Abdussalam Magashy (37'), Marcus Antonsson (42') and Ajdin Zeljkovic (54') scored for IFK Värnamo.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring IK Sirius has become noticeable of late. Looking at their last six outings shows that it has happened 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal tally of 7 while IK Sirius have scored 4. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Leading up to this clash, IK Sirius:
- have not registered a win against IF Elfsborg when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 31/08/2019 shows us that IF Elfsborg have won 2 of these games & IK Sirius 1, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
A combined sum of 17 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 of them from Di Gule and 7 netted by Blåsvart. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league game between these sides was Allsvenskan match day 8 on 14/05/2022 when it finished IK Sirius 2-0 IF Elfsborg.
In that match, IK Sirius had 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The goals were scored by Christian Kouakou (56') and Aron Bjarnason (63').
At the other end, IF Elfsborg got 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Fredrik Klitte.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the IF Elfsborg boss Jimmy Thelin to contend with from a near full-strength group. Viktor Widell (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is out of contention.
In all likelihood, Di Gule may well use a 4-3-3 system this time with Hakon Valdimarsson, Johan Larsson, Leo Väisänen, Sebastian Holmen, Simon Strand, Noah Söderberg, Michael Baidoo, Andre Romer, A. Bernhardsson, Per Frick and Jeppe Okkels.
Team News: IK Sirius
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the IK Sirius boss Daniel Bäckström to be concerned about. Andreas Murbeck (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that Blåsvart seem most likely to elect for a 3-5-2 system, giving starts to David Mitov Nilsson, J. V. Persson, Tim Björkström, Marcus Mathisen, Aron Bjarnason, Daniel Stensson, Jamie Roche, Filip Rogic, Dennis Widgren, Tashreeq Matthews and Yukiya Sugita.
IK Sirius will have to play really well to be putting goals past a IF Elfsborg outfit who appear set to get a big win and also probable clean sheet.
We’re therefore predicting a 3-0 victory for IF Elfsborg when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borås Arena (16,200)
Captain: Johan Larsson
Chairman: Sune Lundqvist
Manager: Jimmy Thelin
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 9
🔑 Star Player: Rasmus Alm
Generally played in the Right Wing position, Rasmus Alm was born in Sweden. Having played his first senior match for Landskrona BoIS in the 2013 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.