18:00 GMT 22 November 2018
The Eskilstuna vs. Brommapojkarna match will be played on Thursday, November 22, at the Tanavallen, Eskilstuna. This is the first playoff game between the third placed team from Swedish second league Eskilstuna and 14th team from the first Swedish league.
These teams met eight times in the last 13 years. Eskilstuna recorded three victories, Brommapojkarna had four wins, while only one match ended in a draw. It is interesting that the result was 3:1 four out of those eight times.
Eskilstuna finished the season in the Superettan on the third place, five points behind Falkenberg and nine points behind Helsinborg. They had the best defense in the league - Eskilstuna conceded only 16 goals and suffered only two defeats over the course of the season, but they also recorded 15 draws, which was the reason why they finished third, and not on one of the first two places that lead directly to the top Swedish division. In this playoff clash, they will rely on their strong defense and try to hurt Brommapojkarna with counter attacks.
Latest matches: Athletic United
|10.11.2018||Supe||Gefle IF||Athletic United||2:2||D|
|03.11.2018||Supe||Athletic United||IK Frej||2:2||D|
|26.10.2018||Supe||Landskrona BoIS||Athletic United||0:0||D|
|21.10.2018||Supe||Athletic United||Falkenbergs FF||1:0||W|
|05.10.2018||Supe||IK Brage||Athletic United||0:0||D|
Brommapojkarna had only two points more than Dalkurd, which was relegated to the Superettan. They finished the season with two victories and probably saved themselves from relegation. Of course, they will have to be better than Eskilstuna first, but playoff match against relegation is better than direct relegation. Brommapojkarna conceded 64 goals, which was the most out of all teams, and recorded only two draws, which was the least in the league, so they are a complete opposite to Eskilstuna.
Latest matches: IF Brommapojkarna
|11.11.2018||Alls||IF Brommapojkarna||Trelleborgs FF||3:0||W|
|05.11.2018||Alls||IF Elfsborg||IF Brommapojkarna||1:2||W|
|31.10.2018||Alls||IF Brommapojkarna||IFK Norrkoping||0:1||L|
|28.10.2018||Alls||IK Sirius FK||IF Brommapojkarna||4:2||L|
|22.10.2018||Alls||IF Brommapojkarna||IFK Gothenburg||0:2||L|
It is hard to predict the winner of this match, but we expect to see less than 2.5 goals.
22 November 2018 - 18:00 GMT
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