Goteborg vs Jonkopings:
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Kick-off: 16:30 UK Time
Venue: Nya Gamla Ullevi (Goteborg)
Swedish league title contenders IFK Goteborg have a perfect chance to close the gap at the top when they host a struggling Jonkopings Sodra on Sunday afternoon.
Goteborg are fourth in the standings with 25 points, six points behind the league leaders Malmo. A win here could help them re-claim the third spot from Orebro, who won their round 15 match against Falkenberg on Saturday.
Goteborg are on a five match unbeaten run in the league and 9 match unbeaten in all competitions. They had lost just once at home in all competitions this season. And they are coming on the back of 3 wins from their last 4 league games at home.
Jonkopings put an end to their 9 match winless run in the league with a 1-0 win over Djuurgarden last weekend. They are 11th in the league with 18 points and are still in with a substantial relegation threat.
Jonkopings had won just 1 or the 7 away matches this season. The win came in the first trip of the season to Kalmar, which means they are without a win in their last 6 away games, with 3 draws and 3 losses.
Goteborg vs Jonkopings: Head-to-Head Stats
The only meeting between the two sides so far was in a friendly on 2011 which was won by Goteborg by 4 goals to 1.
Goteborg vs Jonkopings: Prediction
Goteborg are on an excellent run in all competitions and are unbeaten in the last 5 league games with 3 wins and 2 draws. They are a better side at home and they must win this one without much trouble considering the recent struggles of Jonkopings away from home.
Goteborg had kept a clean sheet at home only once this season, while Jonkopings had failed to score twice from 7 away games this season. So, I be backing both teams to score in this fixture and expect to see more than 2.5 goals at full time.
I will be also going with my full time score prediction of a 3-1 win in favour of this hosts.
Goteborg vs Jonkopings: Tips
- Goteborg to win.
- Over 2.5 goals.
- Both Teams to score.