Football match betting preview: Sirius vs Varberg BoIS

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Competition: Sweden Allsvenskan
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 15:30 (UTC)
Venue: Studenternas IP (6300 seats)

Closing in on the top teams is on the list when these two mid-table teams do battle. Both are aiming to improve their league table position, Sirius in 10th and Varberg BoIS in 9th place.

Insights:
  • Sirius haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Varberg BoIS have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

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.

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Sirius form and stats

When playing at home in the Allsvenskan, Sirius have managed 5 wins, 1 draw and suffered 4 defeats from 10 games.

Sirius faced defeat in their previous match, away at Kalmar (1-3). Sirius's goalkeeper August Ahlin was extremely busy against Kalmar, saving the team from a uglier defeat with a stunning six saves. Marcus Mathisen, defender, was given a rating of 7.45/10 in that game, top of the team. Mathisen hit one key pass and won 6 of 10 duels.

A 1-1 draw away before that, with Halmstad the opponent.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Sirius have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eight matches with the results: Won four, drawn two and lost two.

Sirius are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 11 goals in 10 games. 11 goals have been conceded.

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Varberg BoIS form and stats

Playing away, Varberg BoIS have won 3 games, drawn 3 and suffered 5 defeats in the Allsvenskan this season. With two straight losses from their last two away games, Varberg are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

Varberg's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Degerfors that finished 0-0. Midfielder Albert Ejupi was the best performer of that match, with a rating of 7.72. Ejupi hit the woodwork once, hit two key passes, dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times and had 62 successful passes (of 70 total).

Preceding that game, the 1-2 loss visiting Norrköping's place.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Varberg BoIS playing away and similar expectations, we found twelve relevant matches. Results were six Varberg wins, four draws and two defeats.

The visiting Varberg have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 14 goals from 11 games. 15 goals have been conceded by Varberg in these games.

Head 2 Head

Varberg BoIS - Sirius 0-0 was the outcome when this pair of participants formerly did battle, some time ago this season. Statistics for the previous ten meetings between these two participants are: two wins for Sirius, four draws and four wins for Varberg BoIS. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

SiriusC. Kouakou
C. Kouakou
11 goals
Varberg BoIST. Matthews
T. Matthews
4 goals
Varberg BoISS. Karlsson Adjei
S. Karlsson Adjei
4 goals

Sirius missing players

Varberg BoIS missing players

Sirius Varberg BoIS
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
22 10 1 Played P 2 11 22
7 5 0 Won W 0 3 7
6 1 1 Drew D 0 3 7
9 4 0 Lost L 2 5 8
24 11 1 Scored S 1 14 25
36 11 1 Conceded C 4 15 27
95% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 91% 86%
77% 60% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 82% 73%
50% 30% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 64% 50%
27% 10% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 18% 23%
14% 10% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 9% 5%
59% 40% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 73% 64%
23% 40% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 18% 32%
23% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 18% 18%
 
4.3 4.7 3 Corners for (avg) C F 1 3.7 4.1
6.1 7.2 4 Corners against (avg) C A 8.5 5.5 5.3
1.8 1.5 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 2.7 2.8
0 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
12 12.5 4 Shots (avg) S ( 6.5 9.5 11.4
4.4 5 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.5 3.4 3.5
25% 22% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 38% 32%
Key stats in Allsvenskan this season:
  • Sirius haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Varberg BoIS have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Djurgården 22 13 5 4 37 18 11 8 2 1 24 10 11 5 3 3 13 8 19 44
2 AIK 22 13 5 4 32 18 12 10 2 0 21 6 10 3 3 4 11 12 14 44
3 Malmö FF 22 12 5 5 45 25 12 7 3 2 28 14 10 5 2 3 17 11 20 41
4 Norrköping 22 12 3 7 37 23 11 7 2 2 21 10 11 5 1 5 16 13 14 39
5 Elfsborg 22 12 3 7 35 25 12 7 2 3 21 13 10 5 1 4 14 12 10 39
6 Kalmar 22 10 7 5 27 22 12 5 4 3 15 12 10 5 3 2 12 10 5 37
7 Hammarby 22 9 7 6 36 30 11 7 3 1 22 11 11 2 4 5 14 19 6 34
8 Häcken 22 7 7 8 33 32 10 4 3 3 19 13 12 3 4 5 14 19 1 28
9 Varberg BoIS 22 7 7 8 25 27 11 4 4 3 11 12 11 3 3 5 14 15 -2 28
10 Sirius 22 7 6 9 24 36 10 5 1 4 11 11 12 2 5 5 13 25 -12 27
11 Mjallby 22 5 9 8 18 19 10 3 4 3 7 5 12 2 5 5 11 14 -1 24
12 Halmstad 22 4 11 7 15 19 11 2 8 1 8 7 11 2 3 6 7 12 -4 23
13 IFK Göteborg 22 5 7 10 24 32 11 3 3 5 14 15 11 2 4 5 10 17 -8 22
14 Degerfors 22 6 4 12 23 39 10 5 1 4 15 13 12 1 3 8 8 26 -16 22
15 Örebro 22 4 4 14 16 44 11 2 4 5 9 16 11 2 0 9 7 28 -28 16
16 Östersunds FK 22 3 4 15 20 38 11 3 1 7 17 16 11 0 3 8 3 22 -18 13

Read more about Allsvenskan

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.