Sundsvall has been unlucky in the recent games. Last week they were up 1-0 against Elfsborg , and had many chances to make their lead bigger and ended up losing the game 2-1 with a last minute goal. They are 2 points above the play-out line. There are 3 weeks to go and they want to avoid to play the relegation play out. 2 of these 3 games are at home. Their head coach Cedergen are pleased with the way the team plays. Team Captain Naurin has said in an interview that they are fully concentrated for the remaining 3 games. They have a positive way of football even when they lost 5-0 to Djurgarden and I am also positive for them for the remaining 3 games.
Norkoping has still a target of finishing top 3. In my opinion that is not quite possible since there are 3 teams in front of them. Last week they lost to Malmö. After losing key players of their squad in July transfer window , head coach Gustafsson has made some system changes, the team reacted to that however Norkping is no where close to what they used to be in the previous seasons. The key defender for Norkoping Smith will not play due to suspension..
Converting the chances to goals has been the problem for Sundsvall in the recent weeks. They have not deserved to lose against Elfsborg at all. Norkoping game has now been more crucial. The motivation of players, positive football that they play and current situation of Norkoping puts Sundsvall a few steps ahead in this match up. Even though I think they will win the game, I would like to avoid the goals that they might concede since their defence is not reliable. And they have the obligation to react if they concede goals.
Over 2.5 Goals