Kalmar vs Norrkoping
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Friday, 15th September 2017
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Guldfageln Arena (Kalmar).
Home form key for Kalmar when they welcome Norrkoping for Friday’s Allsvenskan fixture, a team that struggled for consistency in recent matches.
A deep injury time goal against Elfsborg ensured Kalmar maintain their unbeaten run with a 2-2 draw. The team was coming on thrilling wins against Sirius 4-2 and Sundsvall 3-1 and the latest draw is a glimpse of their goal scoring prowess. On the other hand, the defense is a slight worry when going against stronger teams in the league.
Kalmar had a terrible start to the season and therefore they remain just 5 points clear off relegation waters. The initial phase of the season saw the team losing 11 of their 15 games. Things improved since then and they lost just once in 7 games, picked up 5 wins and a draw. However, the lone defeat exposed their defensive vulnerabilities with Malmo putting 6 goals without reply.
Coming on the back of a third placed finish last season, Norrkoping opened the 2017 season on a strong note losing just twice during the first 13 match days. They lost grip during the month of July losing all four matches during the period. Form slightly improved after the drought period, but 3 wins and 2 losses from last five clearly state the team do not have the consistency as they once used to.
Kalmar vs Norrkoping: Head-to-head
Norrkoping are on a five match winning streak against Kalmar in Allsvenskan matches. This includes the 2-0 home win in the reverse leg of the current campaign on April.
Kalmar’s last win against Norrkoping came at home during the 2014 season. They lost twice since then, 1-2 in 2015 and 0-1 in 2016.
Kalmar vs Norrkoping: Prediction
Norrkoping had dominated Kalmar in the past few seasons, but they must expect a tough test this term. Because the home team are in fine scoring form and some spirited team work avoided defeat in 6 of their last 7 matches. Besides, the visitors recent form is far too inconsistent. Therefore, we believe this game can go either-ways.
Kalmar vs Norrkoping: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals for 1.87 odds with Unibet
Decent alternate is ‘Both Teams to Score’ for 1.67 odds at Bet365.