Elfsborg vs Ostersunds:
Date: Monday, July 25, 2016
Kick-off: 18:00 UK Time
Venue: Boras Arena (Boras).
The mid-table Elgsborg look to continue their good form when they host an unpredictable Ostersunds on Monday evening for the Swedish league matchday 15 fixture.
Elfsborg extended their unbeaten run in the league to 5 matches with 1-1 draw against title contenders Goteburg in the last round fixture. This is their third draw in the space of five, with the rest two being wins. Also, they had tasted defeat only once in the last 9 league games.
Ostersunds held IFK Norrkoeping to a draw in a thrilling match which witnessed the full time score end at 3-3. They are unbeaten in the last two after managing a 1-0 narrow win over Jonkopings in the previous week, but that remains their only win from their last five fixtures.
Elfsborg will be starting the match at the 7th position in the league table, and a win here could help them move up one place in the standings. While Ostersunds are 9th in the table at a 2 points gap from Elfsborg. And a win for them will see them displace Elfsborg from the 7th position in the standings.
Elfsborg vs Ostersunds: Head-to-Head Stats
Elfsborg and Ostersunds had met only once in a competitive match and that was in the Swedish Cup fixture of 2014 season. A hat-trick of goals from Niklas Hult earned Elfsborg a 3-0 win on the night in front of their home fans.
Elfsborg vs Ostersunds: Prediction
Elfsborg who finished fourth in the 2015 Swedish league season had disappointed their fans in the ongoing season. This is mainly due to the pressure mounted by poor run of results earlier this season where they lost 4 of the first 5 games. However, they are on a mini-revival and are unbeaten in the last five. But they must start converting these draws to win soon.
Ostersund’s away form is not that bad, despite managing just one win from the 7 games so far. They were beaten just twice and managed to held the oppositions to draws on four occasions. The just promoted team have done exceptionally well so far this season but they pose an imminent threat to Elfsborg on Monday night.
I believe Elfsborg have got what it takes to get a win from this tie, but this must not be an easy match.
Elfsborg vs Ostersunds: Tips
1.Double Chance – Elfsborg/Draw.
2.Over 2.5 goals.