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IF Elfsborg will take to the pitch with the visiting Kalmar FF at Borås Arena in this Allsvenskan clash on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for IF Elfsborg v Kalmar FF are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
IF Elfsborg will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Allsvenskan losing effort in their last game against AIK.
In that game, IF Elfsborg managed 48% possession and 17 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, AIK got 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. Sebastian Larsson (49') scored for AIK.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where IF Elfsborg haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Di Gule have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 7 goals along the way. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Coming into this meeting, IF Elfsborg are unbeaten in the league by Kalmar FF in their previous 5 games.
In their previous game, Kalmar FF drew 1-1 in the Allsvenskan tie with IK Sirius.
In that match, Kalmar FF had 43% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Kalmar FF was Jonathan Ring (53'). For their opponents, IK Sirius had 8 shots at goal with 5 on target. Mohammed Saeid (52') was the scorer for IK Sirius.
In 5 of the previous six games involving Kalmar FF, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell comes to a mere 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by Röda bröder standing at 0.83.
Their previous form shows that Kalmar FF:
- are winless against IF Elfsborg when they've played them away from home in the last 16 league games. A truly shameful run of away results.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 08/04/2018 shows us that IF Elfsborg have won 3 of these games & Kalmar FF 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 9 for Di Gule and 6 being from Röda bröder. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Allsvenskan match day 24 on 18/10/2020 when it ended IF Elfsborg 3-1 Kalmar FF.
In that match, IF Elfsborg had 59% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Frederik Holst (23'), Jeppe Okkels (27') and Per Frick (57').
Kalmar FF got 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Erik Israelsson (78') was the scorer.
The referee was Per Melin.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin to be concerned with from a near full-strength squad. Leo Väisänen (Fractured Foot) is out of contention.
Team News: Kalmar FF
Due to a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Kalmar FF manager Henrik Rydström doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
We feel that in this game, Kalmar FF should be able to put one past this IF Elfsborg lineup, although that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for IF Elfsborg at the end of the 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
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: Allsvenskan position 7
⭐ Key Man: Marokhy Ndione
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Marokhy Ndione was born in Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for IF Elfsborg in the 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 3 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2021 campaign so far from a total of 4 appearances.