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The Allsvenskan clash at Påskbergsvallen on Saturday will see home side Varbergs BoIS ready themselves for the challenge from opponents IK Sirius.
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Varbergs BoIS will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-1 Allsvenskan triumph vs Örebro SK.
In that game, Varbergs BoIS had 53% possession and 18 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Varbergs BoIS, the goals were scored by Jon Birkfeldt (76') and Junes Barny (84'). On the other side, Örebro SK got 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. David Seger (6') scored for Örebro SK.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Varbergs BoIS have shown defensive steel. In fact, Varbergs have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 12 goals in the process.
Coming into this meeting, Varbergs BoIS haven't won against IK Sirius in their last 2 matches in the league.
IK Sirius will go into the encounter following a 3-1 Allsvenskan win as they beat Hammarby IF in their last fixture.
In that match, IK Sirius managed 49% possession and 16 shots on goal with 7 on target. For IK Sirius, the scorers were Mohammed Saeid (85'), Stefano Vecchia (90') and Elias Andersson (95'). For their opponents, Hammarby IF had 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. Paulinho (39') scored for Hammarby IF.
IK Sirius have had no problems opening up opposition defences in the lead-up to this encounter, scoring 15 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Blåsvart have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same clashes. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
A look at their previous results shows us that IK Sirius:
- have not beaten Varbergs BoIS when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 21/06/2015 tells us that Varbergs BoIS have won 2 of these games & IK Sirius 1, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
A sum of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 9 of them for Varbergs and 9 created by Blåsvart. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league match featuring the two was Allsvenskan match day 14 on 10/08/2020 which ended up with the score at IK Sirius 3-3 Varbergs BoIS.
On that day, IK Sirius managed 67% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Goals were scored by Stefano Vecchia (9', 43') and Yukiya Sugita (50').
Varbergs BoIS had 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Astrit Seljmani (26', 91') and Erion Sadiku (70') scored.
The match was refereed by Kaspar Sjöberg.
Team News: Varbergs BoIS
Varbergs BoIS boss Joakim Persson has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match owing to a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
We think that Varbergs will probably line up in a 4-4-2 system for this one, beginning the first half with August Strömberg, Adama Fofana, Joakim Lindner, Jon Birkfeldt, Anton Liljenbäck, Tashreeq Matthews, Albert Ejupi, Luke Le Roux, Gustaf Norlin, Astrit Seljmani and Junes Barny.
Team News: IK Sirius
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection, IK Sirius boss Henrik Rydström has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
From our viewpoint, Blåsvart could decide to begin the game with a 4-3-3 formation, choosing Lukas Jonsson, Tim Björkström, Hjalmar Ekdal, Daniel Jarl, Axel Björnström, Adam Stahl, Elias Andersson, Nahom Girmai Netabay, Yukiya Sugita, Mohammed Saeid and Stefano Vecchia.
We feel that in this game, Varbergs BoIS would be disappointed if they were not to breach the defence of this IK Sirius team, however a single goal is unlikely to be enough.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be a 1-2 victory for IK Sirius after the 90. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Påskbergsvallen (4,500)
Captain: Jesper Modig
Chairman: Lars Karlsson
Manager: Joakim Persson
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 9
⭐ Key Man: Astrit Seljmani
Usually taking up the Striker position, Astrit Seljmani was born in Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for Ängelholms FF in the 2016 season, the skilful Forward has got 7 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 season to date in 12 appearances.