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IFK Norrköping are the guests at Guldfågeln Arena on Monday for the Allsvenskan clash with home team Kalmar FF.
View all of the Kalmar FF v IFK Norrköping predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Kalmar FF go into this game following on from a 1-1 Allsvenskan drawn match against Helsingborgs IF.
In that game, Kalmar FF had 46% possession and 19 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Kalmar FF was Edvin Crona (72'). At the other end, Helsingborgs IF got 11 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Max Svensson (14') was the scorer for Helsingborgs IF.
It has not been often in recent games where Kalmar FF have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Röda bröder have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 11 goals in the process. Despite that, we must now wait to see if that pattern shall be replicated in this next game or not.
Pre-game facts show that Kalmar FF:
- haven't beaten IFK Norrköping in their previous 12 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 8 league matches. Something needs to change.
In their last game, IFK Norrköping drew 2-2 in the Allsvenskan match with Östersunds FK.
In that game, IFK Norrköping managed 58% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. For IFK Norrköping, the scorers were Jonathan Levi (34') and Christoffer Nyman (56'). For their opponents, Östersunds FK got 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Blair Turgott (73') and Thomas Isherwood (79') scored for Östersunds FK.
IFK Norrköping have had no problems opening up opposition defences in their most recent fixtures, scoring 11 goals in their last 6 matches. While their manager Jens Gustafsson will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Snoka have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same outings.
Heading into this fixture, IFK Norrköping have not lost to Kalmar FF when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league games. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs going back to 15/09/2017 shows that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Kalmar FF. They have not managed to come away with any victories whatsoever while IFK Norrköping have been the better of the two, beating them in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
An aggregate of 17 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 from Röda bröder and 11 coming from Snoka. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league game between the two was Allsvenskan match day 1 on 14/06/2020 which finished with the scoreline of IFK Norrköping 2-1 Kalmar FF.
That time, IFK Norrköping managed 65% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. The goalscorers were Sead Hakšabanović (4') and Christoffer Nyman (57').
For their opponents, Kalmar FF had 6 shots on goal with 1 on target. Romarinho (38') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Mohammed Al-Hakim.
Team News: Kalmar FF
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Kalmar FF gaffer Nanne Bergstrand to be concerned with from an otherwise complete set of players. Emin Nouri (Hip Injury) is sidelined.
It seems likely that Röda bröder should go for a 3-4-3 system this time and select Ole Söderberg, Fidan Aliti, Viktor Elm, Douglas Bergqvist, Emin Nouri, Erik Israelsson, Romario Pereira Sipiao, Piotr Johansson, York Rafael, Mayron George and Isak Jansson.
Team News: IFK Norrköping
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, IFK Norrköping manager Jens Gustafsson doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
From our viewpoint, Snoka seem most likely to play in a 4-3-3 system, starting the game with Isak Pettersson, Linus Wahlqvist, Filip Dagerstal, Henrik Castegren, Christopher Telo, Alexander Fransson, Eric Smith, Simon Thern, Jonathan Levi, Christoffer Nyman and Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson.
In our opinion, IFK Norrköping are likely to be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
Conversely, Kalmar FF won’t find it easy to find success in front of goal but we do fancy them scoring here.
We’re predicting a comfortable 1-3 victory for IFK Norrköping when the referee blows the final whistle.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Guldfågeln Arena (12,500)
Captain: Viktor Elm
Chairman: Anders Henriksson
Manager: Nanne Bergstrand
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 15
🔑 Star Man: Isak Magnusson
Customarily taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Isak Magnusson was born in Sweden. Having played his first senior match for Kalmar FF in the 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has contributed 3 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 campaign so far from a total of 17 appearances.