Varbergs vs Sirius
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Paskbergsvallen (Varberg)
Varbergs are not playing like a new team in the top tier. They have managed to stay away from the relegation zone after 17 matches. They are coming into this game from a win over Orebro, which ended a long six-game winless run in Allsvenskan. From the 17 matches, they have lost seven, mainly due to a backline that has conceded more than what the attack managed to score so far.
The visitors have done well so far in this new season. A team that finished 11th last year, is currently 6th in the table. Even though they have lost only three of their 17 games, a significant amount of games were draws.
Currently, they are on a three-match winning streak of which the latest came against Hammarby. This makes them unbeaten in six back to back league games. But even in this situation, clean sheets are hard to come by for the Blue Blacks.
Varbergs vs Sirius: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Varbergs has two wins and a defeat in five previous meetings with this opposition.
- Both sides found the back of the net in three of those five games in all competitions.
- The two latest clashes between them produced more than 2.5 goals in total.
- In the four head to head games at this ground, the hosts have two wins and a defeat.
- Both sides found the target in half of those two games here.
Varbergs vs Sirius: Prediction
The newbie was able to draw Sirius in the reverse leg, with both teams scoring three goals each. Varbergs had a poor run of form going on, but the win over Orebro had got them back to winning ways. In half of the matches in the winless run, Varbergs was able to get at least a point.
The three recent away matches of Sirius also saw them share points with the respective hosts. A similar winless streak was going for them in away games like their upcoming opponents. So I am backing this match to be drawn like the reverse fixture.
The last two meetings between them saw goals from both teams. A similar trend can be seen in all four previous home fixtures of the hosts as well. Sirius also has given away too many goals in the latest matches on the road. Since both of them have poor defensive records I am backing goals at both ends of the field.
Varbergs vs Sirius: Betting Tips
Match to Draw @ 3.75 (11/4).
Both teams to score @ 1.53 (6/11).