Goteborg IFK vs Norrkoping by Rainbow-Bet
Big match in the Swedish Allsvenskan when IFK Gothenburg takes on league leaders IFK Norrköping at Gamla Ullevi, kick off at 19.00 (CET). Defensive absences could mean a lot of goals and entertainment in today's match, when last years 2nd meet last years league champions.
The home side is on a 9th place in Allsvenkan so far this season, with a 2-1-1 stat home at Gamla Ullevi. The only home loss came against strong side Malmö (0-3), last match ended with a disappointing 2-0 defeat away from home against last years promoted Östersunds. The home team from Sweden's second biggest city must perform better than last match, when they're up against the form-team Norrköping.
Important Mattias Bjärsmyr (defender) is injured, while the teams left fullback Haitam Aleesami are out with suspension. Midfielder Sören Rieks is also on IFK Gothenburg's injury list. The good news is that Hjalmar Johnsson (defender) is fit after an injury break for the blue and white.
IFK Gothenburg's got a goal difference at 17-15 on their 9 league matches played so far, this gives an average of 3,55 goal pr match.
Expected lineup IFK Gothenburg:
Salmonsson – Hermansson – Rogne – Jonsson
Smedberg – Albæk – Eriksson – Ankersen
Boman – Hysen
Today's guests and last years league champions IFK Norrköping continue to impress at the highest level in Sweden, at the moment league leaders with a 7-0-2 flow in total. Both defeats has come away from home, against strong Malmö and poor Falkenbergs. Norrköping also got a high goal average so far in the league, on their first 9 matches the goal difference shows 23-10, this gives an average of 3,66 goals pr match.
The visitor's also got some injuries ahead of today's match. First goalkeeper David Mitov Nilsson are out with a long time injury, Kenneth Udjus (goalkeeper) is signed on a short time contract because of the goalkeeper problem, and he's number two in line behind now first choice goalkeeper Vaikla. Also important Andreas Blomqvist (midfield) is out injured with Eric Smith (midfield). Left winger Arnon Ingvi Travstason is back after suspension and will start this match.
Norrköping manager Janne Andersson says his team need to be ready when the whistle blows today, and work hard through the game to get something out of this match. We will see two focused teams at the natural grass at Gamla Ullevi today, in a match that's described as a classic in Swedish football.
Expected lineup IFK Norrköping:
Wahlqvist – Johansson – Fjoluson – Telo
Tkalcic – Citaku – Sjølund – Traustason
Nyman – Kujovic
We expect an intensive match with a lot of chances, and two teams who want all three points today. The last 14 meetings between these clubs has given 40 goals, this gives a goal average at 2,85 pr game. Besides IFK Gothenburg's absence of the important defenders Bjärsmyr and Aleesami could have a huge impact defensively. Norrköping miss out their first choice goalkeeper, it can make the defense insecure at the other end. We bet on over 3,5 goals in today's match at Gamla Ullevi.
IFK Gothenburg – IFK Norrköping over 3,5 goals
|over 3,5 goals||Unibet||3.10||8||1-1 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.