IFK Goteborg vs GAIS by Isaiah
Goteborg made a very good game at the local derby with Elfsborg, which was won 2-1. Goteborg did not start the game well, Elfsborg took the lead very early, but they tied the score 1-1 quickly. Beyond that, Goteborg had control of the match and reversed the score in the last quarter. They could have scored more goals if the start was better.
Essentially, this period is good for Goteborg. The team is not in danger for relegation, although they are four points above the relegation zone.
Since this is the big local derby, Goteborg wants to win, to make GAIS relegate to the second division. Home ground does not play a role in this match, as both teams use the same stadium.
The key defensive Hjalmar Jonsson overcame his injury and will be back in the line-up. Out of action will be the midfielder Philip Haglund and the substitutes, Erik Lund and Nicklas Barkroth.
GAIS had a very bad performance at the latest away match versus Mjallby. The team did not show sufficient for a positive result and generally, that they deserve to be in the first league. From the first minute of the game they looked poor, received two goals and 'retired' their hopes for something positive. In the second half, the performance was the same and the final result 4-0 shows it.
GAIS is 13 points away from the relegation zone and has no chances to stay in the league. No win in the last 17 games and with such performance could not hope for more.
Today GAIS wants a positive result, only for prestige reasons. The team has big problem in attack, having scored less than one goal at average in every match.
Major problems on defense since two key defensive players will be absent due to injuries. On the positive side, is the return of midfielder Eric Bassombeng. No real hopes for GAIS today.
Bet: Goteborg -1 Asian Handicap @1.73 with Bet365