Jonkopings vs Goteborg: Preview and Prediction

Jonkopings vs Goteborg:
Swedish Allsvenskan,
Date: Sunday, 31-July-2016,
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadsparksvallen (Jonkoping).

Title contenders Goteborg aim for full three points from the trip to Jonkoping on Sunday afternoon. The teams met at the Nya Gamla Ullevi in Gothenberg last Sunday, which resulted in a 2-1 win for the hosts.

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Goteborg sit pretty at third position in the Swedish league table with 3 points separating them from the current league leaders Norrkoping. While Malmo at second have a point more, with two teams Oerebro and AIK closing in at a one-point gap. Goteborg are on a 6-match undefeated run in the league, with 4 wins and 2 draws.

Jonkopings Sodra returned to Swedish top flight football this year by winning the 2015 Superettan and they will be targeting a safe mid-table position. They started their campaign well by winning 3 of their first 4 games of the season. However, just 1 win from the next 11 games pushed them to the 12th position in the standings. There is no room for comfort as they find themselves at a 4-point distance form final relegation spot.

Jonkopings vs Goteborg: Head-to-Head Stats

The most recent meeting between these two sides was just a week ago on 24th July 2016, which was won by Goteborg 2-1; with the three goals falling coming the first half.

The only other meeting is a friendly match on January 2011, Goteborg once again won the fixture 4-1.

Jonkopings vs Goteborg: Prediction

Goteborg are a good run of form and are unbeaten in their last 6 league games. They also won in 4 of their last 5 games, scoring 13 goals during the period. However, they often struggle to come out with a clean sheet.

Jonkopings had only won four games at home this season and three of those had come at home. Also, they earn most of their points at home, falling to defeat just once from the 7 games so far. However, they stand little chance against a team like Goteborg.

I will be backing both teams to score here and Goteborg to eventually earn a clean victory. So the total number of goals are very likely to stay above the 2.5 mark.

Jonkopings vs Goteborg: Tips

  1. Goteborg to win.
  2. Over 2.5 goals.
  3. Both Teams to Score.