The Allsvenskan fixture at Borås Arena on Monday will see home team IF Elfsborg play Varbergs BoIS.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for IF Elfsborg v Varbergs BoIS are shown on this page - as well as the best betting odds.
IF Elfsborg prepare for this game after a 2-2 Allsvenskan draw against IFK Norrköping.
In that match, IF Elfsborg had 46% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For IF Elfsborg, the goalscorers were Oliver Zandén (12') and Rasmus Alm (39'). IFK Norrköping got 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Christoffer Nyman (41', 76') scored for IFK Norrköping.
Fixtures with IF Elfsborg have tended to be exciting ones lately with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a total of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 14 of these coming from IF Elfsborg. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, of course.
Coming into this clash, IF Elfsborg are unbeaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Djurgårdens IF in Allsvenskan competition, Varbergs BoIS and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Varbergs BoIS had 26% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Djurgårdens IF had 23 attempts on goal with 10 of them on target. Hampus Finndell (10', 35'), Rasmus Schüller (67') and Joel Asoro (78') scored for Djurgårdens IF.
The stats tell the story, and Varbergs BoIS have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. Defensively, Varbergs BoIS have been far from perfect.
Going into this contest, Varbergs BoIS are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
The last league clash featuring these sides was Allsvenskan match day 27 on 06/11/2021 and the score finished IF Elfsborg 0-0 Varbergs BoIS.
In that match, IF Elfsborg managed 64% possession and 14 shots on goal with 2 on target.
At the other end, Varbergs BoIS had 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
The referee was Fredrik Klitte.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group of players. Viktor Widell (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Varbergs BoIS
Due to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, the Varbergs BoIS boss Joakim Persson doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
We’re inclined to think that IF Elfsborg will most probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
Conversely, Varbergs BoIS could well find it tough to get shooting opportunities but we can see them scoring.
Our selection here is for a 3-1 winning score for IF Elfsborg when all’s said and done.
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 7, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying)
⭐ Key Man: Sveinn Aron Guðjohnsen
Generally played in the Striker position, Sveinn Aron Guðjohnsen was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. Having made a first senior appearance for Spezia in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2022 season so far in a total of 10 appearances.