Ostersunds vs Elfsborg: Preview and Prediction

Ostersunds vs Elfsborg:
Swedish Allsvenskan,
Date: Saturday, 30-July-2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK.

This is the second time between these two sides inside 7 days and Ostersunds will be keen to avenge the 3-1 suffered at Elfsborg last Sunday.

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Ostersunds are currently 9th in the league standings after managing just 1 win from their previous 6 matches. The last 6 matches saw them conceding 16 goals, 11 of which came in the last three away games.

Ostersunds’ form at home is better lately as they earned 3 wins from their last 4 matches. While all the three wins had come without conceding, a 1-4 defeat against a strong Malmo side remain to be the only loss during the period. Ostersund’s had scored in every home game this season, since the 2-0 defeat to AIK in the opening week, a streak which stay at 6 games.

Elfsborg is looking pretty good with their current form, however they must look to convert draws to wins more often. They are unbeaten in the last 6 with 3 wins and 3 draws, while they suffered just 1 loss from their last 10. They are currently 6th in the table with 24 points, much of which owe to the 3 defeats they suffered from their opening 4 matches of the season.

Elsfbord were defeated in each of their first three away games of this season. Since then, they lost just 1 from 5, winning 3 and drawing 1. They are currently on a three match undefeated run away from home scoring 7 goals during the period.

Ostersunds vs Elfsborg: Head-to-Head Stats

Elfsborg hosted and won each of the two competitive meetings against Ostersunds so far.

The first ever meeting as in the 2014 Svenska Cup which finished 3-0 and the second meeting was the 3-1 win earned by Elfsborg last weekend (23/July/2016).

This is the first time Ostersunds are hosting Elfsborg for a competitive match in their first every season at Swedish top flight football.

Ostersunds vs Elfsborg: Prediction

Elfsborg are heavy favourites to win this one considering they are a much better quality side than their opponents. Also they want to make amends for the poor start to the season and will be keen to make the most of the poor form of Ostersunds.

Looking at the scoring form, I expect Elfsborg to win this one by a minimum of two goal margin. So I am backing a handicap win for the visitors.

Ostersunds vs Elfsborg: Tips

  • Handicap Elfsborg (-1).
  • Over 2.5 goals.