Mjällby AIF will face off against away team IK Sirius at Strandvallen in the Allsvenskan fixture on Thursday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Mjällby AIF v IK Sirius game - plus the latest match odds.
Mjällby AIF go into this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Allsvenskan drawn game vs IFK Norrköping.
In that match, Mjällby AIF had 35% possession and 16 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Mjällby AIF was Moses Ogbu (63'). IFK Norrköping got 19 shots on goal with 4 on target. Sead Hakšabanović (55') was the scorer for IFK Norrköping.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Mjällby AIF have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Mjällby have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 13 goals along the way. Despite that, it remains to be seen whether that trend will be sustained in this next match or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Mjällby AIF:
- have not beaten IK Sirius in their last 2 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
In their previous fixture, IK Sirius drew 3-3 in the Allsvenskan tie with IF Elfsborg.
In that match, IK Sirius had 57% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For IK Sirius, the scorers were Stefano Vecchia (4'), Elias Andersson (8') and Axel Björnström (28'). IF Elfsborg got 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Per Frick (6'), Jesper Karlsson (50') and Rasmus Alm (64') scored for IF Elfsborg.
The stats tell the story, and IK Sirius have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in total. In defence, Blåsvart seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Their prior results show that IK Sirius:
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
The last league game featuring these sides was Superettan match day 20 on 16/08/2015 which finished with the scoreline of Mjällby AIF 1-2 IK Sirius.
The match was refereed by Patrik Eriksson.
Team News: Mjällby AIF
Mjällby AIF boss Marcus Lantz has zero fitness worries at all coming into this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: IK Sirius
Thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from, IK Sirius manager Henrik Rydström has no fitness concerns to report before this clash.
We feel that IK Sirius and Mjällby AIF may well end up cancelling each other out here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought 1-1 scoreline when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
What are the best odds for this match?
Regarding the current betting odds on the 90 minute result market, a victory for Mjällby AIF is available for 2.7, backing a draw is 3.35 & putting your money on the winning team to be IK Sirius gets you 2.5. Those are the top bets on offer at this very moment.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Strandvallen (7,000)
Captain: David Löfquist
Chairman: Magnus Emeus
Manager: Marcus Lantz
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 9
⭐ Star Man: David Löfquist
Normally taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, David Löfquist was born in Sweden. After having played his first senior match for Mjällby AIF in the 2009 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed 3 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 campaign to date from a total of 11 appearances.