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The Allsvenskan fixture at Jämtkraft Arena on Sunday sees home side Östersunds FK fighting it out with opponents Varbergs BoIS.
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Östersunds FK will be hoping for a better result after the 2-1 Allsvenskan defeat in their last game at the hands of BK Häcken.
In that game, Östersunds FK had 49% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Östersunds FK was Blair Turgott (59'). BK Häcken got 17 shots at goal with 7 on target. Viktor Lundberg (13') and Rasmus Lindgren (83') scored for BK Häcken.
Matches involving Östersunds FK have usually been engaging ones recently with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen clashes, a total of 24 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 10 of those being chalked up by Östersunds. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see whether that trend might be replicated in this upcoming game.
Their past results show that Östersunds FK:
- haven't lost in the league to Varbergs BoIS in their last 2 matches.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league games. That's never good.
Varbergs BoIS will go into the encounter following on from a 5-2 Allsvenskan win to defeat Hammarby IF in their previous fixture.
In that match, Varbergs BoIS had 46% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For Varbergs BoIS, goals were scored by Astrit Seljmani (8', 33', 85'), Robin Book (53') and Albert Ejupi (81'). At the other end, Hammarby IF had 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Aron Jóhannsson (45') and Gustav Ludwigson (54') scored for Hammarby IF.
Joakim Persson's Varbergs BoIS have turned their attacks into goals a total of 6 times throughout their previous six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during those matches equals 7.
Their past results show that Varbergs BoIS:
- haven't beaten Östersunds FK when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 03/05/2014 tells us that Östersunds FK have won 3 of these and Varbergs BoIS 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
In all, 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for Östersunds and 6 belonging to Varbergs. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league match between these sides was Allsvenskan match day 12 on 02/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Varbergs BoIS 1-1 Östersunds FK.
That day, Varbergs BoIS had 40% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Daniel Krezic (47').
On the other side, Östersunds FK had 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Ludvig Fritzson (94') scored.
The match was refereed by Fredrik Klitte.
Team News: Östersunds FK
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Östersunds FK boss Amir Azrafshan to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Rewan Amin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Varbergs BoIS
Thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from, Varbergs BoIS manager Joakim Persson has no fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.
Varbergs BoIS and Östersunds FK may both find scoring difficult here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. We’re therefore expecting a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Jämtkraft Arena (8,466)
Captain: Aly Keita
Chairman: Mathias Rasteby
Manager: Amir Azrafshan
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 11
🔑 Key Man: Blair Turgott
Customarily taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Blair Turgott was born in England. After having played his first senior match for Bradford City in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 7 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 24 appearances.