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Kalmar FF will be visiting Borås Arena on Sunday for the Allsvenskan game with hosts IF Elfsborg.
Our IF Elfsborg v Kalmar FF tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (including the best match odds).
IF Elfsborg will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-0 Allsvenskan defeat in their last game at the hands of IFK Värnamo.
In that game, IF Elfsborg had 40% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. IFK Värnamo got 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Albion Ademi (40') scored for IFK Värnamo.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that not much more can be done by the IF Elfsborg defence. IF Elfsborg have been stingy, seeing the number of goals that have gone in at their end during their previous 6 matches standing at 4. That being said, we must now wait to see whether the trend will be sustained in this match or not.
Ahead of this clash, IF Elfsborg are undefeated in their last 10 league matches at home. It's been impressive.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Mjällby AIF in Allsvenskan action, Kalmar FF and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Kalmar FF managed 70% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. Mjällby AIF had 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Tom Pettersson (7') and Max Fenger (45') scored for Mjällby AIF.
The stats don’t lie, and Kalmar FF have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in all. Defensively, Kalmar FF can certainly do much better.
Going into this encounter, Kalmar FF haven't been defeated by IF Elfsborg when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 18/10/2020 tells us that IF Elfsborg have won 3 of these games & Kalmar FF 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 12 from Di Gule and 6 belonging to Röda bröder. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Allsvenskan match day 14 on 09/07/2023 which ended up with the score at Kalmar FF 0-4 IF Elfsborg.
That day, Kalmar FF had 53% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Elias Olsson (77' Own goal, 79' Own goal).
On the other side, IF Elfsborg got 28 attempts on goal with 11 of them on target. Niklas Hult (30') and Jeppe Okkels (52') scored.
The match was refereed by Adam Ladebäck.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the IF Elfsborg boss Jimmy Thelin to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Viktor Widell (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is out of contention.
It looks as if Di Gule could make use of the 4-3-3 formation featuring Tim Roenning, Johan Larsson, Sebastian Holmen, Ibrahim Buhari, Niklas Hult, Noah Soederberg, Michael Baidoo, A. Fannar Baldursson, Jeppe Okkels, S. Aron Gudjohnsen and Simon Hedlund.
Team News: Kalmar FF
Kalmar FF boss Henrik Jensen has multiple availability issues to deal with. Carl Gustafsson (Concussion) and Sebastian Nilsson (Dislocation of the patella) are not able to play.
It’s our belief that Röda bröder will likely begin the game with a 3-4-3 lineup by sending out Ricardo Friedrich, Lars Saetra, Rasmus Sjoestedt, D. Kristjan Olafsson, Johan Karlsson, Melker Hallberg, Robert Gojani, Nahom Girmai Netabay, Simon Skrabb, Deniz Hummet and Jacob Trenskow.
In this match, Kalmar FF will be up against it to get a goal against a IF Elfsborg outfit who seem set to dominate proceedings.
We’re therefore predicting a comprehensive 3-0 winning margin for IF Elfsborg after 90 minutes.
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 1
🔑 Key Man: Jeppe Okkels
Generally taking up the Left Wing position, Jeppe Okkels was born in Denmark. Having made a first senior appearance for Silkeborg IF in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has managed 9 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2023 campaign so far in a total of 22 appearances.