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The Allsvenskan fixture at Borås Arena on Sunday sees home team IF Elfsborg prepare for the visit of Varbergs BoIS.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for IF Elfsborg v Varbergs BoIS are shown on this page (including the best match odds).
IF Elfsborg, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-5 Allsvenskan victory against Mjällby AIF.
In that game, IF Elfsborg had 51% possession and 15 shots at goal with 10 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for IF Elfsborg was Rasmus Alm (35'). On the other side, Mjällby AIF had 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
An interesting trait of recent IF Elfsborg games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous sextet of matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a losing one.
Going into this one, IF Elfsborg haven't been defeated in their previous 7 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of IFK Norrköping in Allsvenskan competition, Varbergs BoIS and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Varbergs BoIS had 40% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. For their opponents, IFK Norrköping got 14 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Christoffer Nyman (29') and Rasmus Lauritsen (52') scored for IFK Norrköping.
For 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Varbergs BoIS, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and opposing teams. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell is a paltry 1.67, with the average goals for Varbergs equalling 0.67. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be continued into this match, however.
Coming into this contest, Varbergs BoIS are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
IF Elfsborg boss Jimmy Thelin has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
We are thinking that Di Gule look set to make use of the 4-3-3 system in the match, utilising Tim Rönning, Simon Strand, Gustav Henriksson, Leo Väisänen, Johan Larsson, Simon Olsson, Frederik Holst, Sivert Nilsen, Jesper Karlsson, Per Frick and Rasmus Alm.
Team News: Varbergs BoIS
Thanks to a completely healthy group ready to go, Varbergs BoIS boss Joakim Persson doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever before this match.
We reckon that Varbergs seem most likely to begin the game with a 4-5-1 formation, settling for Stojan Lukic, Jesper Modig, Jon Birkfeldt, Luke Le Roux, Anton Liljenbäck, Keanin Ayer Boya, Robin Tranberg, Gustaf Norlin, Albin Winbo, Adama Fofana and Alexander Johansson.
Varbergs BoIS are likely to score against this IF Elfsborg side, but that may not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 advantage for IF Elfsborg at the end of this one. Could easily see this go either way.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Borås Arena (16,200)
Captain: Sivert Nilsen
Chairman: Sune Lundqvist
Manager: Jimmy Thelin
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 3
⭐ Star Player: Per Frick
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Per Frick was born in Kil, Sweden. Having played his first senior match for IF Elfsborg in the 2012 season, the skilful Forward has managed 2 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 campaign to date in a total of 8 appearances.