Kalmar is struggling with their form for quite a while, as they are in the six matches losing streak in the Allsvenskan. In the last round, they were defeated by Malmo, after a complete reversal, away from home.
Visitors managed to take the first lead from the penalty in the 36th minute, but they were completely outplayed by the hosts in the second part. Defense of the guests couldn’t handle the constant pressure, and with two goals conceded, first in the 63rd and second in the 89th minute, they yet again failed in recording a long-awaited victory.
Kalmar is at the relegation leading 15th place, a placement that is not surprising if we consider their poor appearances for some time. They still have a chance to steep into the safe zone which is two points ahead, but they will need to improve their performances in the matches to come.
Forward Froling (6/2) is still out injured, while midfielder Ring 8/1) comes back from the suspension.
Sirius performed very well in the last match against much favored Norrkoping as they come from a home win with 4:2. After the first forty-five minutes, both teams added one goal to the scoreboard, reserving the second part for a true goal-scoring action.
The home team took the 2:1 lead in 52nd minute over the penalty, which surely boosted their morale, as they scored two more times in the 64th minute and, with another penalty, in the 67th minute. Guests did have their chances in the second part, but lack of efficiency cost them in this one, as they were able to score only once in the 84th minute of the match.
Sirius is currently at the 4th place at the table, with only one point behind European placed Elfsborg, so we can expect of them a more offensive approach in this one, in their effort to take that spot.
Few players remain out injured who didn’t perform so far, including defender Karlsson (1/0).
No clean sheets in this one
Sirius is entering this one as a slight favorite, with their morale high, after a great victory in the last match. On the other side, they have an opponent that is currently not in the best shape, but they were able to score in almost every match they played this season. My opinion is that both of them will score in this one, as they feel comfortable in the offensive approach, but unfortunately for them, they both concede very easily.