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IF Elfsborg line up against away team Östersunds FK at Borås Arena in the Allsvenskan meeting on Saturday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the IF Elfsborg v Östersunds FK match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
IF Elfsborg are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-1 Allsvenskan victory against Örebro SK.
In that game, IF Elfsborg managed 55% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For IF Elfsborg, the goalscorers were André Rømer (60') and Frederik Holst (97'). On the other side, Örebro SK got 5 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Deniz Hümmet (84') was the scorer for Örebro SK.
IF Elfsborg haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 9 during that time while also conceding a total of 6. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against IFK Göteborg in Allsvenskan action, Östersunds FK and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Östersunds FK managed 54% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Östersunds FK, goals were scored by Francis Jno-Baptiste (57') and Simon Kroon (88'). On the other side, IFK Göteborg got 17 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Kolbeinn Sigþórsson (12'), Sebastian Eriksson (45') and Robin Söder (78') scored for IFK Göteborg.
Looking at their form, and Östersunds FK have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 11 goals overall. Defensively, Östersunds can certainly do much better.
Coming into this contest, Östersunds FK are without a win away from home in their last 8 matches in the league. A poor run.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings going back to 28/07/2018 tells us that IF Elfsborg have won 2 of these games and Östersunds FK 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
In all, 12 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 from Di Gule and 6 being from Östersunds. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Allsvenskan match day 17 on 23/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of IF Elfsborg 0-1 Östersunds FK.
On that day, IF Elfsborg had 61% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
On the other side, Östersunds FK got 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Blair Turgott (72') was the scorer.
The referee was Fredrik Klitte.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Östersunds FK
Thanks to a mainly available group, there is only a single fitness issue for the Östersunds FK gaffer Amir Azrafshan to be concerned about. Rewan Amin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
One thing is for certain, Östersunds FK will be up against it to score against a IF Elfsborg team who certainly have the ability to boss most aspects of this game if it turns out as we expect.
We are anticipating a very comfortable 3-0 winning scoreline for IF Elfsborg when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 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 3
⭐ Key Player: Jeppe Okkels
Generally deployed in the Left Wing position, Jeppe Okkels was born in Denmark. Having played his first senior match for Silkeborg IF in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 2 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2021 season to date in 11 appearances.