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Second classified Djurgårdens IF host fighting Sirius Monday night as they look to close the gap at the top of the Allsvenskan.
While the home team continues to lag behind leader Malmo, its visitors have only won once in their last ten games, most recently losing 4-0 at the hands of the defending champions.
Although the Stockholm club stuttered ahead of the summer break, Djurgården continues to excel in their quest for the Allsvenskan title, scoring four points from two outings early in the league’s second round.
Earlier this month, the 2019 champions enjoyed a 3-0 break against Orebro, with the much-admired Aslak Fonn Witry shooting in the first game from the penalty spot before two goals in the second half proved to be the reward for his dominance, having had two-thirds of the ball and fired on 24 shots on the visitors’ goal.
However, a disappointing goalless draw followed in humble Halmstad, as a team supervised by joint coaches. Kim bergstrand Y Thomas lagerlof failed to register a single hit on the target and apparently lacked a clear ‘Plan B’. However, a defense with solid players like Witry and his side teammate Elliot kack posted a third consecutive clean sheet, building on his league-leading defensive record to date.
Coming to this weekend’s match at Tele2 Arena, where Djurgården has proven to be a formidable proposition, in five home games they have only conceded once and beaten their main rivals Malmo, they sit just two points behind the reigning champions. , still with a game in hand.
So much force in their headquarters recently saw the captain of the club Magnus eriksson declares that his team is destined for the highest step of the podium at the end of the season.
Eriksson and company, by denying the arrogance counter-claims by highlighting justifiable confidence in the camp, will make Monday an uncomfortable night for Sirius, particularly with a number of fans inside the 30,000-capacity stadium.
The team of the match has been unkind to Sirius in recent days, as they travel to Stockholm after a humble four-goal setback at Eleda Stadion last Saturday. With just one shot on goal, it was a back-to-the-wall occasion for the Uppsala side as they lost from the first minute and conceded two late goals to ultimately reflect Malmö’s superiority.
Although they enjoyed a successful comeback after the break, beating Mjallby 2-1 thanks to Jakob ortmarkThe latest winner, in total, Sirius has kept just a clean sheet this season and has leaked 18 goals in the process, the third-highest tally in the league.
In fact, on the road, they have yet to knock out an opponent for a full 90 minutes; conceding 14 goals in six trips, including two or more in each of their last four away games. All of which bodes ill for the head coach. Daniel backstromhopes of causing a setback this time in Stockholm.
Regular first-choice central defender Hjalmar Ekdal suffered a broken nose in the second half of Djurgården’s draw with Halmstad last week, after being elbowed in the face by the hosts Sadat Karim. Therefore, it is likely that the brother of the Swedish international Albin ekdal will be replaced by Jesper lofgren in the back four on Monday.
As a loaned goalkeeper Aleksandr Vasyutin will miss most of the season with a knee injury, the youngster Jacob Zetterstrom will provide coverage again, having started in the last game before half-time and in the subsequent two Allsvenskan matches.
Despite going blank last time, the Finnish midfielder Rasmus schuller and former Swansea forward Joel asoro are poised to play an important role in providing Karl Holmberg or veteran forward Emir Kujovic, one of whom will lead the line.
Sirius, meanwhile, has a Danish steering wheel Marcus mathisen suspended after he picked up another yellow card against Malmo, so Jacob Ortmark could get into the starting eleven.
Along with Ortmark, forward Christian kouakou He was on the roster for Blasvart’s rare win a fortnight ago, so I hope to get back on goal track, having scored five times in the top flight this season.
Djurgardens IF starting lineup is possible:
Zetterstrom; Kack, Lofgren, Larsson, Witry; Eriksson, Schuller, Finndell; Asoro, Barkroth, Chilufya
Possible starting Sirius lineup:
Nilsson; Roche, Colley, Nwadike, Bjoerkstrom; Shabani, Netabay, Ortmark, Karlsson; Sugita, Kouakou
Correct Score: Djurgardens IF 2-0 Sirius
There is little credible reason to consider an away win on Monday, as Sirius has suffered on both ends of the field in recent weeks, with the second of consecutive losses to the top two to be expected.
Djurgården will be motivated by his inability to take down a stubborn Halmstad last time out, so he can unleash that frustration by beating the visitors by at least a two-goal margin.
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