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Östersunds FK will visit Östgötaporten on Thursday for the Allsvenskan clash with hosts IFK Norrköping.
All IFK Norrköping v Östersunds FK game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
IFK Norrköping will be wanting a better result here following the 4-3 Allsvenskan defeat last time out to Örebro SK.
In that game, IFK Norrköping managed 56% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For IFK Norrköping, goals were scored by Rasmus Lauritsen (33'), Christoffer Nyman (35') and Pontus Almqvist (59'). For their opponents, Örebro SK had 11 shots on goal with 4 on target. Deniz Hümmet (29', 39', 93') and Nahir Besara (57') scored for Örebro SK.
Fixtures involving IFK Norrköping have tended to be exciting affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action being the norm. Over their past half dozen clashes, the sum total of 23 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 10 of these being chalked up by Snoka.
Their past results show that IFK Norrköping:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Östersunds FK in their last 2 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Östersunds FK will go into the encounter after a 2-1 Allsvenskan win as they beat Falkenbergs FF in their most recent match.
In that match, Östersunds FK managed 42% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Östersunds FK, the goalscorers were Francis Jno-Baptiste (18') and Felix Hörberg (35'). Falkenbergs FF got 20 shots at goal with 5 on target. Edi Sylisufaj (59') scored for Falkenbergs FF.
A sequence of outstanding showings by the Östersunds FK defence has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 clashes combined. During the same period, their own forwards have managed to score 8. That being said, it remains to be seen if such a trend might be sustained in this upcoming match.
Leading up to this clash, Östersunds FK:
- haven't won against IFK Norrköping in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 8 league matches away from home. Impressive, to say the least.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 27/08/2017 shows us that IFK Norrköping have won 4 of these & Östersunds FK 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per match.
The previous league encounter between the two was Allsvenskan match day 4 on 27/06/2020 when the final score was Östersunds FK 2-4 IFK Norrköping.
On that occasion, Östersunds FK had 41% possession and 7 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Simon Kroon (35') and Kadiri (51').
IFK Norrköping got 28 shots on goal with 15 on target. Christoffer Nyman (45', 69'), Simon Thern (90') and Sead Hakšabanović (95') scored.
The referee was Fredrik Klitte.
Team News: IFK Norrköping
IFK Norrköping boss Jens Gustafsson will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match with a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
In our view, Snoka should use a 4-3-3 system, beginning the first half with Isak Pettersson, Lars Gerson, Filip Dagerstal, Rasmus Lauritsen, Linus Wahlqvist, Simon Thern, Eric Smith, Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson, Sead Haksabanovic, Christoffer Nyman and Pontus Almqvist.
Team News: Östersunds FK
Thanks to a mainly healthy group, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Östersunds FK boss Amir Azrafshan to contend with. Rewan Amin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that Östersunds might make use of a 4-3-3 lineup by sending out Aly Keita, Ronald Mukiibi, Thomas Isherwood, Eirik Haugan, Kalpi Ouattara, Charlie Colkett, Nils Ludvig Fritzson, Blair Turgott, Felix Hörberg, Francis Baptiste and Nebiyou Perry.
It’s likely that Östersunds FK will have to play really well to break down a IFK Norrköping team who appear set to really boss this match.
We are predicting a comprehensive 3-0 winning margin for IFK Norrköping when all is said and done.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Östgötaporten (17,234)
Captain: Alexander Fransson
Chairman: Peter Hunt
Manager: Jens Gustafsson
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 5
⭐ Star Player: Pontus Almqvist
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Pontus Almqvist was born in Sweden. After making a first senior appearance for IFK Norrköping in the 2017 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2020 season to date coming from a total of 16 appearances.