Jonkoping Sodra vs. Djurgarden / Allsvenskan – The last match in the 14th round of the strongest Swedish league brings us a duel between two teams that currently occupy neighbouring positions on the table, with the same number of points, provided that 11th Djurgarden is with a slightly better goal difference in front of Jonkoping. Considering that this team is for the first time in its history, competing in the elite rank, it is quite logical why they have so far met only one with Djurgarden, and that was three years ago when they were as guests defeated in Stockholm with 3-1.Begins: 18.07.2016. – 19:00 CET
This actually means that this is their first championship clash with Djurgarden, in a situation where they have the same number of points and therefore the motivation for both teams is much higher. However, in order to eventually come to victory in this match, the host players have to show a lot more determination than in previous performances, given that they are currently in the series of six draws and three defeats. However, since they at the start of the championship made three wins in four games, this is for now enough to avoid the drop in the danger zone, provided that they at the moment have only two points more than the 14th Hammarby.
That is why now they must not lose this match against their direct competitor in the fight for survival, so their young coach Thelin announced a very fierce game, just like in previous host performances when they in six matches only lost points once. Thus they before the summer break in the home duel with Sundsvall played 1-1, but then they last weekend celebrated away against another newcomer Ostersund lost with minimal 1-0 and we still expect some minor changes in the starting lineup for this match, for which they cannot count only on the previously injured goalkeeper Cajtoft.
Probable lineups Jonkoping Sodra: Mehic – Ronneklev, Calisir, Karlsson, Siwe – Gojani, Fendrich – Svensson, Smylie, Thelin – Cibicki
As for the guests from Stockholm, just like Jonkoping, they in the last five rounds of Allsvenskan league won only three points, provided that they came to this thanks to the home victory over Ostersund, so now Djurgarden is secretly hope that thy could come to the new “three-pointer” now against another newcomer in the league. But to do so they must show a much more daring performance than in the previous five away, where they every time left the field with bowed heads.
This just shows that they mainly win points at home this season, while they also failed this weekend, given that they with 1-0 defeated the reigning champion Norrkoping. However, we should also mention that they were fully equal to the favoured guests in that match, so their coach Olsson will not probably make any changes before this duel with Jonkoping, especially because midfielders Radetinac and Mrabti are both out of action due to injuries, while the performance of the injured striker Johnson is also very questionable.
Probable lineups Djurgarden: Hoie – Bjorkstrom, Hansson, Colley, Kack – Karlstrom, Faltsetas, Walker, Berntsen -Ranegie, Jawo
Jonkoping Sodra vs. Djurgarden PICK
This should be a much easier match for the team of Djurgarden than the one against the reigning champion Norrkoping, but on the other hand we need to know that they suffered five defeats away, while at the same time Jonkoping in six appearances at home, only once lost points, so it is really difficult to expect that this will again happen against a totally unconvincing Djurgarden.
Pick: Asian Handicap +0.5 Jonkoping
Odds: 1.60 with unibet (down to 1.55 can be played)