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The Superettan clash at Finnvedsvallen on Saturday sees home side IFK Värnamo lock horns with Östers IF.
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IFK Värnamo will be wanting a better result here following a 2-0 Superettan defeat last time out to Norrby IF.
In that match, IFK Värnamo managed 55% possession and 14 shots at goal with 8 on target. Norrby IF got 7 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Rasmus Örqvist (2') and Bubacarr Jobe (21') scored for Norrby IF.
Their most recent results reveal that much solidity has been shown by the IFK Värnamo backline. Värnamo have been miserly, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last 6 games standing at 3. We shall soon find out if that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Heading into this contest, IFK Värnamo haven't been beaten in the league by Östers IF in their previous 7 games.
Östers IF come into this meeting after a 2-0 Superettan win to defeat AFC Eskilstuna in their previous match.
In that game, Östers IF managed 53% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. For Östers IF, the scorers were Nicolas Mortensen (18') and Mattias Pavić (55'). On the other side, AFC Eskilstuna got 5 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Östers IF has been evident of late. A glance at their last six games reveals that this has occurred 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 3 while Östers have scored 4.
Taking a look at their past results, Östers IF:
- haven't won against IFK Värnamo in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings stretching back to 27/04/2014 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Östers IF. They’ve not managed to get any victories at all whereas IFK Värnamo have maintained the edge over them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A combined total of 16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 10 of them from Värnamo and 6 belonging to Östers. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league clash between the two was Superettan match day 20 on 27/08/2018 when it finished IFK Värnamo 1-0 Östers IF.
The referee was Johan Krantz.
Team News: IFK Värnamo
IFK Värnamo manager Robin Asterhed will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Östers IF
Thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from, Östers IF boss Denis Velic doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
Östers IF will need to apply a lot of pressure to score goals against this IFK Värnamo side who we think will gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a highly competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for IFK Värnamo at the conclusion of the game.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Finnvedsvallen (5,000)
Captain: Freddy Winsth
Chairman: Fredrik Lingeskog
Manager: Robin Asterhed
Competitions: Superettan position 6
⭐ Key Man: Edvin Becirovic
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Edvin Becirovic was born in Sweden. After making a first senior appearance for IFK Värnamo in the 2021 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Superettan 2021 campaign to date in a total of 4 appearances.