IFK Norrkoping vs Elfsborg
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Sunday, 9th July 2017
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Nya Parken (Norrkoping).
Norrkoping are looking for redemption against Elfsborg after the shameful defeat by Orebro suffered in the previous round. It will be far from easy since a long trip to Prishtina is behind the hosts.
The hosts are second at the moment 3 points behind the leaders Malmo FF and an extra game. Norrkoping’s impressive unbeaten run was finished last week when Orebro stunned them with 4-2. Following the sealing of the qualification into the second round of UEFA Europa League, Norrkoping can now focus on the domestic league, at least briefly. They are on a three-game winning streak, but adding the fourth will be a challenge.
The visitors are sitting in the middle of the table with 19 points accumulated. Elfsborg are enjoying excellent form in the last five games in which they remained unbeaten with three victories and two draws.
However, they are winless on the road in the last five outings (two defeats and three 1-1 draws). Elfsborg are visibly lacking determination on the road since they only won one away game in the domestic league.
IFK Norrkoping vs Elfsborg: Head-to-head
Head-to-head meetings heavily favor the visitors. Elfsborg are unbeaten in the last five meetings with Norrkoping. They registered four victories and a draw, with the 0-4 victory at Nya Parken two seasons ago.
IFK Norrkoping vs Elfsborg: Prediction
Norrkoping are under huge pressure – they need to keep winning in order to stay near Malmo FF, but also the fatigue could be a huge impact on their performance at Nya Parken, especially in the last 20 minutes of the match. Elfsborg are fresh for the upcoming duel and inspired by the previous successes against Norrkoping. However, the hosts are the second-best team in Sweden, hence another 1-1 draw is on the table.
IFK Norrkoping vs Elfsborg: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Under 3.25 goals at the odds of 1.91 odds
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