Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Östersunds FK will be the visitors at Påskbergsvallen on Sunday for the Allsvenskan tie with home team Varbergs BoIS.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Varbergs BoIS v Östersunds FK, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Varbergs BoIS go into this match after a 3-3 Allsvenskan drawn result against IF Elfsborg.
In that game, Varbergs BoIS had 48% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Varbergs BoIS, the goalscorers were Tashreeq Matthews (8'), Erion Sadiku (70') and August Strömberg (95'). IF Elfsborg had 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Jesper Karlsson (33', 72') and Rasmus Alm (67') scored for IF Elfsborg.
Joakim Persson's Varbergs BoIS have hit the back of the net 7 times in their preceding six outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games is 8.
Going into this contest, Varbergs BoIS are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Last time out, Östersunds FK drew 0-0 in the Allsvenskan match with Helsingborgs IF.
In that game, Östersunds FK had 62% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target.
The attacking players from Östersunds FK have failed to get amongst the goals over their previous 6 encounters, contributing the poor return of only 4. In those fixtures, Östersunds have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 5.
Leading up to this clash, Östersunds FK:
- have not emerged victorious against Varbergs BoIS when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 14/09/2013 shows us that Varbergs BoIS have won 2 of these & Östersunds FK 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 from Varbergs and 12 coming from Östersunds. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league game between the two was Svenska Cupen match day 1 on 18/02/2017 which ended up with the score at Östersunds FK 2-1 Varbergs BoIS.
The match was refereed by Patrik Eriksson.
Team News: Varbergs BoIS
Varbergs BoIS manager Joakim Persson will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Östersunds FK
With a completely healthy squad ready to go, Östersunds FK boss Ian Burchnall does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
We feel that over the course of the game, Östersunds FK may find it difficult to score against this Varbergs BoIS lineup who will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore predicting a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 win for Varbergs BoIS at the end of the 90 minutes.
Let’s see how this one goes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Påskbergsvallen (4,500)
Captain: Jesper Modig
Chairman: Lars Karlsson
Manager: Joakim Persson
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 7
🔑 Key Man: Alexander Johansson
Usually played in the Left Wing position, Alexander Johansson was born in Sweden. After having played his first senior match for Varbergs BoIS in the 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 2 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 season so far in 7 appearances.