IFK Norrkoping vs Djurgarden
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Ostgotaporten, Norrkoping.
After enduring the awful spell in the last month or so, IFK Norrkoping have finally won the game in the domestic league. Now they will face Djurgarden, the team they share the same point tally (30) with.
The hosts finally concluded their win-less streak by beating AFC Eskilstuna but it is questionable whether it’s enough to get back on winning track with the 1-0 victory over the weakest side in the league doesn’t look promising.
Despite their woes in the previous period, Norrkoping were defeated only once at Ostgotaporten. They remain the best home team in Allsvenskan with 20 points earned from 10 fixtures.
Norrkoping and Djurgarden have both drawn only three games this season – only Kalmar was featured in fewer stalemates (2).
The visitors are in the third place and they will fight for one of the UEFA Europa League spots. Therefore, a victory over Norrkoping could be worth more than three points in that race. In the previous round, Djurgarden were beaten by Malmo FF who are likely to lift the title as they already have the vast 13-point advantage over Djurgarden, Sirius and AIK.
The battle for the 2nd and the 3rd place will be immensely thrilling as five or even six teams are able to reach Europe next season.
IFK Norrkoping vs Djurgarden: Head-to-head
Back in May, the two sides shared the prey in the exciting 3-3 draw. Their Allsvenskan games at Ostgotaporten are almost exclusively fruitful with both teams scoring.
IFK Norrkoping vs Djurgarden: Prediction
The stakes are huge for the forthcoming clash so the teams are likely to take a cautious approach. However, that tactic probably won’t last long as both teams enjoy offensive football and their head-to-head meetings ‘disallow’ a low-scoring game.
IFK Norrkoping vs Djurgarden: Bet Tips
A banker bet is Both Teams to Score at 1.53 @ Betway
Value Seekers must back Over 1.5 goals in the second half at the odds of 1.80 @ Unibet.