IFK Norrkoping vs GIF Sundsvall
Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Ostgotaporten, Norrkoping.
Norrkoping will be looking to keep the hot run of form going on Wednesday evening when they host GIF Sundsvall aiming for the fourth consecutive victory in Allsvenskan. The fine thread climbed the team up to the third place in the league ladder and a win here might move them level on points with the second-placed AIK on whom the hosts have a game in hand.
Giffarna have been playing hot and cold since the start of the season, but the head coach Joel Cedergren can generally be satisfied with his team’s performances given Sundsvall took 12 points in 8 matches so far (much better compared to the last term). Cedergren’s main problem is his team’s defensive line which looks to be very easy to break down with Sundsvall conceding as many as six goals in two away fixtures against Dalkurd and Hammarby this season.
Norrkoping vs Sundsvall: Head-to-head
- The head to head stats also speak in Norrkoping’s favour.
- The hosts won 10 drew 10 and lost only 5 of 25 head to head encounters with Giffarna.
- Norrkoping won five and drew two of last seven H2H matches.
- The clash from October last year ended in a 2-2 draw.
Norrkoping vs Sundsvall: Prediction
Peking have been pretty inspired in the final third lately netting as many as eight goals during the aforementioned three-win run. They notched four past Dalkurd at the weekend as team’s star man Karl Holmberg looks to have found the wanted shape netting three in last four appearances for Norrkoping.
The Swedish striker should have plenty of space to create in the final third and keep such form going on Wednesday given Sundsvall’s defensive woes at the start of the season. We’ll back him to score anytime at the odds of 1.90 here.
The home win looks to be a banker bet at 1.53 and we’ll take it with higher stakes, while braver tipsters can try with Norrkoping to win & Over 2.5 goals FT at the 2.20 odds.
Norrkoping vs Sundsvall: Bet Tips
- Norrkoping to win @ 1.53
- Karl Holmberg to score anytime @ 1.90.