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The Allsvenskan meeting at Borås Arena on Thursday sees hosts IF Elfsborg play Mjällby AIF.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for IF Elfsborg v Mjällby AIF are shown on this page - as well as the best betting odds.
IF Elfsborg head into this game following a 1-1 Allsvenskan drawn match versus Djurgårdens IF.
In that game, IF Elfsborg had 41% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for IF Elfsborg was Jesper Karlsson (21'). For their opponents, Djurgårdens IF got 19 shots on goal with 7 on target. Edward Chilufya (47') was the scorer for Djurgårdens IF.
It has not been often in recent times where IF Elfsborg haven’t conceded. The facts show that Di Gule have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals along the way.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Varbergs BoIS in Allsvenskan action, Mjällby AIF and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Mjällby AIF managed 53% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Mjällby AIF, the goals were scored by Mamudo Moro (63') and Jacob Bergström (76'). Varbergs BoIS had 9 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Robin Book (2'), Gustaf Norlin (7') and Albin Winbo (80') scored for Varbergs BoIS.
Over the course of their last 6 outings, Mjällby AIF have bagged a tally of 13 goals. Mjällby have also scored in every single one of those games. In that time, they have had 10 goals scored by their opponents. Putting that to one side, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend will continue on in this upcoming game or not.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 01/11/2012 tells us that IF Elfsborg have won 4 of these games & Mjällby AIF 1, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 22 in total which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league contest between the two was Allsvenskan match day 10 on 23/07/2020 when the final score was Mjällby AIF 0-5 IF Elfsborg.
That day, Mjällby AIF had 48% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target.
At the other end, IF Elfsborg got 15 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Gustav Henriksson (10', 27'), Jesper Karlsson (11'), Rasmus Alm (35') and Jacob Ondrejka (74') scored.
The match was refereed by Kaspar Sjöberg.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin has zero fitness worries at all before this match thanks to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
We are thinking that Di Gule should go for a 4-3-3 formation with Tim Rönning, Simon Strand, Christopher Mcvey, Gustav Henriksson, Johan Larsson, Samuel Holmén, Simon Olsson, Sivert Nilsen, Jesper Karlsson, Per Frick and Rasmus Alm.
Team News: Mjällby AIF
Due to a fully healthy squad available for selection, Mjällby AIF manager Marcus Lantz does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
We believe Mjällby seem most likely to play in a 3-5-2 formation, settling for Carl Johan Eriksson, Max Watson, Jesper Löfgren, Erik Björkander, Joel Nilsson, Viktor Gustafsson, David Löfquist, Jesper Gustavsson, Victor Agardius, Jacob Bergström and Besard Sabovic.
In our opinion, IF Elfsborg look set to get a couple of goals in this one when they face Mjällby AIF, who may well find it hard getting goals.
We’re predicting a decent 2-0 margin for IF Elfsborg at the end of this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borås Arena (16,200)
Captain: Sivert Nilsen
Chairman: Sune Lundqvist
Manager: Jimmy Thelin
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 3
🔑 Star Man: Per Frick
Generally taking to the field 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 skilful Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 17 appearances.