IFK Norrkoping vs Sirius
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Monday, 23 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Ostgotaporten (Norrkoping)
Norrkoping have been in fine form early in 2018 and we have seen them bag seven points in the first three outings. Although they have seen the unbeaten streak ended by Hammarby on Thursday as they conceded two early goals and dropped all three points, we do not feel Jens Gustafsson’s men will be distraught as they host Sirius on Monday – looking for a return to the winning ways and build on their top 3 spot.
Sirius travel to Ostgotaporten on the back of a goalless draw against Hacken, putting on more solid displays at the back after a 3-1 Matchday 1 loss at Hammarby. They sit in the mid-table with a game in hand and will surely be looking to capitalize on what shapes to be a very interesting start of the campaign in Swedish top flight with any points in Norrkoping.
Peking have shown off as a very tough side at this ground, though, as they outclassed Brommapojkarna and Kalmar already surely looking to base their success on such performances in front of the home crowd. We thus expect them very motivated on the day as well and this promises a great contest in the making as well.
IFK Norrkoping vs Sirius: Head-to-head
Interestingly, both sides have snatched points on their away days at the rivals last season.
Norrkoping have bagged a narrow 0-1 win in their last clash back in August 2017.
We’ve seen just three goals in the two games, as the sides met for head-to-head clashes for the first time in almost a decade.
IFK Norrkoping vs Sirius: Prediction
We will now back Norrkoping to turn another narrow occasion their way and go for a Home win at 1.44.
We hope to see a solid defensive display from the visitors once again and with that in mind, we’ll also back Under 2.5 goals FT at an eye-catching 2.35.
IFK Norrkoping vs Sirius: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.44
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.34