Norrkoping vs Gefle: Preview and Prediction

Norrkoping vs Gefle:
Swedish Allsvenskan
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK Time
Venue: Venue: Ostgotaporten (Norrkoping).

Norrkoping need a win to keep pressure on league leaders Malmo as they welcome bottom placed team Gefle to the Ostgotaporten on Saturday afternoon.

Norrkoping were held to a 3-3 draw by Ostersunds FK in the previous fixture. This extended their unbeaten run in the league to 9 matches, but they are left with just 1 win from their last 5. They are lucky enough to stay at the second position in the league, owes much to the poor performances from teams below them. However, the 3 points gap with league leaders Malmo means they are still in with a very good chance to challenge for the title.

Gefle are at the rock bottom of the Swedish league with a meager 8 points from 14 games. Their surprised Kalmar in the last round fixture by earning a 4-2 win, which is only their second win of the season. They were on an 8 match losing streak prior to that; and registered their first win in 11 matches.

Norrkoping vs Gefle: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Overall (17 matches): Norrkoping – 8 wins, Gefle – 6 wins, Draws – 3 wins.
  • Norrkoping at home vs Gefle (9 matches): 5 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses.
  • Norrkoping were victorious in each of the two league meetings against Gefle during the 2015 season. A 4-1 win at home on April was followed by a 2-1 away win in September.
  • Norrkoping are on a 4 match winning streak against Gefle and are unbeaten in the last 7 meetings in all competitions.

Norrkoping vs Gefle: Predictions

Gefle must have come out with a surprise win against Kalmar last week, but they still remains an extremely poor side. Norrkoping hasn’t done well in recent weeks, but they have a perfect chance against a side which is one of the worst defenses in Sweden.

I will be backing the hosts to win this without any problems. I also believe we will be able to see a high scoring match on Saturday, with both teams scoring at least a goal each.

My exact score prediction for this match is a 3-1 in favor of the hosts.

Norrkoping vs Gefle: Tips

  1. Norrkoping win.
  2. Norrkoping Over 2.5 goals.