Sirius vs Jonkopings Sodra IF
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Monday, 1st May 2017
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Studenternas IP, Uppsala.
After spending the last 42 years in the lower divisions Sirius made it to the Allsvenskan by winning the Superettan. They announced their entrance into the top flight with a massive away win against Djurgarden on matchday 1. Since then, they build a reputation as one of the dangerous sides in the league. They defeated 2016 champions Norrkoping and Kalmar, but their adventurous playing style saw them losing against IFK Gothenburg and AIK.
Considering the difficult opponents they played so far, 3 wins and 2 draws from 5 matches is a massive achievement. And this is something that generated massive momentum for a small team as they look to maintain their status in the first league beyond the season.
Jonkopings Sodra narrowly escaped relegation last season. After starting the season with a defeat and a draw, they turned the tables with a 3-1 away win at Kalmar. This was complemented by a massive 3-pointer in the 2-1 thumping of last year’s runner up AIK. They are coming on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Norrkoping last week, but they have so far shown some fear less attitude in the past few weeks.
Sirius vs Jonkopings: Head-to-head
The teams met for 12 times between 2007 and 2015, all of which came in the lower division. Jonkopings have a better h2h record with 5 wins, while Sirius picked 3 wins with another 4 matches ending in stalemates.
Sirius won the most recent home matches against Jonkopings, the 2015 Superettan clash by a 2-0 margin. They were without a win in the previous 4, lost twice and drew 2.
Sirius vs Jonkopings: Prediction
Sirius must be considered as a dangerous team, especially when the match is played in front of their home crowd. However, Jonkopings had their share on success in recent visits to Uppsala and therefore this match could go all the way down to the wire. I still favor the home side to edge a draw, not before both teams find the back of the net at least once.
Sirius vs Jonkopings: Bet Tips
BTTS and Sirius to win at 4.00.
Over 2.5 match goals at the odds of 2.00.