Djurgarden vs Norrkoping: Preview and Predictions

Djurgarden vs Norrkoping Match Preview 1st May 2017

Djurgarden vs Norrkoping
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Monday, 1st May 2017
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Tele2 Arena (Stockholm).

Djurgarden made a disappointing start to the 2017 season after failing to pick a win or score in their first two matches. They were beaten by the newly promoted Sirius at home on matchday 1 before escaping with a goal-less draw at Hacken.

The next weeks saw them playing with confidence. The 3-0 home against Elfsborg gave them much needed momentum before pulling out a excellent performance at Malmo. They were leading 2-1 at one point and could have dealt the biggest blow of the season, not if for two quick goals for the defending champions to save their pride with a 3-2 win. Djurgarden continued their good form with a 1-0 away win last week to lift them to 9th in the league table.

The 2015 Allsvenskan champions IFK Norrkoping finished third last season, 6 points behind Malmo and booked their tickets for the Europa League qualifying stages. Their start to the new season is rather inconsistent as they won 3 and lost 2 of their first 5 matches. It is a fair statement that the five teams they met were beatable. The notable defeat is the one against newly promoted Sirius, who are making themselves a name as big game killers.

Djurgarden vs Norrkoping: Head-to-head

The last 8 Allsvenskan matches between the two sides is evenly split between 2 wins each and 4 draws.

Both matches of the 2016 season end in away wins.

Djurgarden have a poor home record against Norrkoping after managing just 1 win form the last 8 matches, 4 draws and 3 losses. The lone win came in the 2015 Cup tie, which means they are looking for the first league win since 2002.

Djurgarden vs Norrkoping: Prediction

The stats so far show that these two sides are not in particularly good form. This is a common thing at the start of new season, so one must avoid going for an outright winner. Also, note the fact that a higher number of h2h matches between the two sides ended in draws. This is why we switch our focus to goal markets.

Djurgarden vs Norrkoping: Bet Tips

  • Both Teams to Score at 1.50.

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