Sundsvall vs Norrkoping:
Date: Saturday, 30-July-2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK.
Current Swedish league leaders Norrkoping look to put further pressure on second placed Malmo, when they face Sundsvall away from home on Saturday afternoon.
The hosts for Saturday afternoon Sundsvall are coming on the back of a 3-1 away win at Djurgaarden last weekend. This helped them to end their two match losing streak and three match winless run. Sundsvall are currently 8th in the league table, managing just 5 wins from 14 matches played so far.
Sundsvall’s home form is very inconsistent as they lost twice in the last three with a win against Ostersunds sandwiched in between. They kept a clean sheet only once in 7 matches played at home so far.
Norrkoping are undefeated in the last 10 league games. But their last 6 games witnessed 4 draws. They should have been at a comfortable distance at the top of the table from second placed Malmo. who are at a 2 point gap. Moreover they had played 1 game more than Malmo, who won’t be in action until Monday.
While playing at home, Norrkoping are unbeaten at home in all competitions this season. Their league stats at home this season so far reads 6 wins and 2 draws from 8 matches, scoring 22 goals against 7 conceded. Their away form is not that strong, but they are undefeated in the last 4 away games in the league with 2 wins and 2 draws. They also scored in every away games so far this season.
Sundsvall vs Norrkoping: Head-to-Head Stats
- Norrkoping are on a four match winning run against Sundsvall in Swedish League matches.
- Sundsvall’s home record against Norrkoping reads 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses from the last 10 matches.
- Norrkoping were victorious in the last two away matches at Sundsvall, scoring 5 goals without conceding. A draw in the match prior to these two set them on a three match unbeaten run at Sundsvall.
- The teams had already played against each other once this season, Norrkoping won 3-1 at home on 15th May 2016.
Sundsvall vs Norrkoping: Prediction
On paper, Norrkoping are a much better side and have the form on their side. Norrkoping are unbeaten in the last 10 matches in the league and they must be desperate to win here to put pressure on the second placed Malmo.
Sundsvall form is nothing to write about, but they earned a surprise result by defeating Djurgaardens 3-1 last weekend. They were without a win in the previous three and are pretty inconsistent regardless of the venue they play.
My prediction for this fixture is a win for Norrkoping and looking at their scoring form they are very likely to score at least 2 goals.
Sundsvall vs Norrkoping: Tips
- Norrkoping to win.
- Over 2.5 goals