Goteborg vs Djurgarden
Date: Thursday, 24 May 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Gamla Ullevi, Goteborg.
Djurgarden are hoping to maintain the fine spell of form and pick up the fourth in on the bounce across competitions on Thursday when they travel to Gamla Ullevi to take on IFK Goteborg in mid-week Matchday.
The season started in a somewhat slower fashion for Blaranderna, but Ozcan Melkemichel looks to have found the winning formula in the most recent set of fixtures.
The Svenska Cupen clash with the reigning Allsvenskan champions Malmo FF proved out to be the turning point for Djurgarden. The 3-0 win over Swedish giants initiated the three-win streak as clean sheet victories over Dalkurd and Orebro followed the cup success.
Nevertheless, continuing such an impressive thread will be quite a challenge against IFK Goteborg who are capable of beating anyone on their day. Poya Asbaghi’s troops best proved it ten days ago when they stunned Malmo FF 1-2 on the road. Such win was followed by a disappointing 0-2 loss at home to Norrkoping, though.
Goteborg vs Djurgarden: Head-to-head
- Djurgarden have the chance to make it all square at 18 wins apiece in H2H stats with a three-pointer here.
- Blavitt were much more successful in matches at Gamla Ullevi where they won 12 and lost just 5 of 23.
- Both teams found the back of the net in five of last six head to head fixtures.
Goteborg vs Djurgarden: Prediction
Djurgarden were able to keep things tight at the back in each of last three games and we expect Melkemichel to set up a defensive-minded strategy here as well.
The h2h trend would suggest backing goals here, but we lean towards the Under 2.5 goals bet rather based on displays both sides showed at the start of the campaign. You can back the low-scoring affair at quite tempting 1.95 odds.
As for the outcome, it can honestly go either way, mainly depending on Goteborg’s performance. The hosts won two and lost one of last three games and we don’t quite see them as underdogs here, especially knowing that they lost just 5 of 23 home outings against Djurgarden.
We will thus back IFK Goteborg or Draw Double Chance as an alternative betting option, set at the 1.60 odds.
IFK Goteborg vs Djurgarden: Bet Tips
- IFK Goteborg or Draw Double Chance @ 1.60
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.95.