Betting Tip: IFK Goteborg vs IFK Norrkoping

IFK Goteborg are the second most successful team in Swedish football history. Only Malmo have won more league titles than Goteborg and as things stand, it looks highly unlikely they are going to close the gap on them this season.

Goteborg come into this match down in 11th place in the Allsvenskan but are 8 points away from both the UEFA Europa League qualifying places and the relegation playoff place.

Their opponents for this match, IFK Norrkoping are enjoying a decent season and come into this match in 5th place on 27 points, 8 points clear of Goteborg.

If Norrkoping could win this match, they could climb as high a 2nd place by the end of the weekend fixtures.

IFK Goteborg Form

Goteborg have been hugely inconsistent of late, winning 1 drawing 2 and losing 2 of their last 5 Allsvenskan games.

The only victory in that run of games came away from home at Jonkopings Sodra and both their most recent wins in the league have come when playing away.

However, despite failing to win any of their last 3 home league games, Goteborg have an impressive undefeated run at home to defend. You must go back to the 12th April 2015, over two years ago, to find the last time Goteborg lost a home match in the Allsvenskan.

IFK Norrkoping Form

Norrkoping come into this match on the back of a hugely disappointing result in the UEFA Europa League qualifying. A 2-1 defeat at Lithuanian team Trakai saw the match go to penalties and Norrkoping lost the shoot-out and were eliminated.

In the Allsvenskan, Norrkoping have lost their last 3 games in a row, including a 3-1 defeat at home to Elfsborg. Their last league victory came at home to Goteborg at the start of June, a game they won 2-0.

Away from home, Norrkoping have won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 of their last 5 league games.

Team News

IFK Goteborg are still without forward Patrik Karlsson Lagemyr, who has a long-term injury. Central defender Benjamin Yapi Zalo and goalkeeper John Alvbage are rated as doubtful but will be given time to prove their fitness ahead of the game.

IFK Norrkoping are likely to without the injured trio of defender Henrik Castegren, forward Adin Bukva and midfielder Marwan Baze, who have all been missing in recent weeks.

Top Betting Tips

With Norrkoping coming off the back of a poor result in Europe and Goteborg with a strong home record they will want to defend, the slight advantage must be with the hosts who are 23/20 with Ladbrokes to win the game.

However, Goteborg have drawn 6 of their 7 home league games this season, with each of them seeing both teams scoring goals. Norrkoping are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home in the Allsvenskan this season and the draw, with both teams scoring at 3/1 is a very tempting bet with Ladbrokes.

Looking at the correct score market and one result which jumps out is 1-1.  Norrkoping have conceded 1 goals 5 times away from home this season and Goteborg have drawn 5 home games 1-1.  The 1-1 draw is available at 11/2 with Ladbrokes.

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