Allsvenskan match preview and statistics: Elfsborg fight Kalmar

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Competition: Sweden Allsvenskan
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: Borås Arena (17800 seats)

The league table in Allsvenskan tells a story about these teams so far, with Elfsborg leading Kalmar by 17 points. Match preview to follow:

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

3 - 4 - 10 with 17-32. What does this mean? Well, these are the statistics for Kalmar when playing on artifical turf like they will do today. Wins - draws- losses and goals scored-conceded. Kalmar play their home games on grass so that's why we provide these numbers.

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Elfsborg form and stats

Overall Allsvenskan stats at home this season for Elfsborg are 3-7-1 (wins-draw-losses). Three draws in a row here at Borås Arena for Elfsborg, who might be willing to risk more at some point in hope of a win.

Elfsborg faced defeat in their previous match, away at Örebro (2-3). A strong away win before that one, visiting Stenungsund and winning 3-0.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Elfsborg matches with similar probabilities have ended with three wins, one draw and zero defeats (from four games).

The Elfsborg fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 18 goals in 11 league matches. Elfsborg have conceded 15 in these home matches.

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Kalmar form and stats

Playing away, Kalmar have won 3 games, drawn 3 and suffered 5 defeats in the Allsvenskan this season.

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Allsvenskan home defeat versus Malmö FF with 0-4 on the scoreboard. Prior to that result Kalmar won their away game at Asarum in the Svenska Cupen. The scoreline was 4-1.

As you can see from the result above, the defeat against Malmö FF was particularly ugly (0-4). The humiliation is still top of mind.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Kalmar playing away, we found two games. Results were one away win, one draw and zero home wins.

Kalmar find the net regularly in their away games. 14 goals from 11 away fixtures in the league. In the opposite end, Kalmar have conceded 19 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Kalmar - Elfsborg 1-2 played earlier this season. Elfsborg-Kalmar H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Elfsborg four wins, Kalmar two wins, four draws. six of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

ElfsborgP. Frick
P. Frick
7 goals
ElfsborgR. Alm
R. Alm
6 goals
KalmarI. Magnusson
I. Magnusson
5 goals

Elfsborg missing players

Kalmar missing players

Elfsborg Kalmar
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
23 11 3 Played P 3 11 23
8 3 1 Won W 1 3 4
12 7 2 Drew D 0 3 7
3 1 0 Lost L 2 5 12
36 18 7 Scored S 4 14 25
31 15 5 Conceded C 4 19 41
91% 91% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
70% 64% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 91% 91%
48% 45% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 55% 57%
39% 45% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 27% 26%
26% 27% 67% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 18% 13%
61% 64% 67% BTTS BTTS 67% 55% 57%
30% 27% 33% Clean Sheets C S 33% 18% 17%
17% 18% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 27% 30%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.2 2.1 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.7 1.6 1.7
5 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
317 161 44 Total Shots T S 18 117 277
101 52 15 Shots on Target S O 11 41 85
36% 35% 47% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 34% 29%
Key stats in Allsvenskan this season:
  • Elfsborg has the most scored goals in the first half (23) in Allsvenskan
  • Kalmar has the fewest scored goals in the second half (12) in Allsvenskan
  • Kalmar has the most conceded goals in the second half (24) in Allsvenskan
  • Kalmar has the most dropped points from leading position (18) in Allsvenskan
  • Kalmar haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Malmö FF 23 13 8 2 46 21 12 8 4 0 23 8 11 5 4 2 23 13 25 47
2 Häcken 22 10 8 4 36 22 11 7 3 1 23 6 11 3 5 3 13 16 14 38
3 Norrköping 23 10 6 7 46 34 12 5 4 3 19 12 11 5 2 4 27 22 12 36
4 Elfsborg 23 8 12 3 36 31 11 3 7 1 18 15 12 5 5 2 18 16 5 36
5 Sirius 22 9 8 5 38 34 10 5 3 2 23 20 12 4 5 3 15 14 4 35
6 Djurgården 22 9 6 7 32 25 11 4 4 3 19 13 11 5 2 4 13 12 7 33
7 Hammarby 23 8 9 6 34 33 11 3 7 1 16 12 12 5 2 5 18 21 1 33
8 Mjällby 23 8 7 8 33 35 12 5 4 3 20 20 11 3 3 5 13 15 -2 31
9 Östersunds FK 23 7 9 7 22 24 12 2 4 6 11 16 11 5 5 1 11 8 -2 30
10 Örebro 23 8 6 9 28 32 12 6 3 3 18 17 11 2 3 6 10 15 -4 30
11 Varberg BoIS 23 7 6 10 32 35 11 5 2 4 16 15 12 2 4 6 16 20 -3 27
12 AIK 22 7 6 9 22 26 11 4 2 5 12 12 11 3 4 4 10 14 -4 27
13 IFK Göteborg 23 4 12 7 26 34 12 2 4 6 12 22 11 2 8 1 14 12 -8 24
14 Helsingborg 23 4 9 10 26 38 11 3 4 4 12 13 12 1 5 6 14 25 -12 21
15 Kalmar 23 4 7 12 25 41 12 1 4 7 11 22 11 3 3 5 14 19 -16 19
16 Falkenberg 23 3 7 13 24 41 11 1 4 6 11 19 12 2 3 7 13 22 -17 16

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Allsvenskan (meaning All Swedish in English) is the top level division in Swedish football. Seasons run from late March or early April to November, with 16 teams playing a total of 240 fixtures. The best placed team in the league table after this is called the Swedish champion.