Thursday 24 May

Goteborg vs Djurgarden - Match Preview

23 May 2018 Ed Mackey SWEDEN: Allsvenskan
SWEDEN: Allsvenskan

IFK Gothenburg

  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D


17:00 GMT
24 May 2018

Djurgardens IF

  • L
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W

17:00 GMT 24 May 2018

The top five European leagues are finished for the summer but some leagues are just getting into full swing. One of those is the Allsvenskan in Sweden where Göteborg and Djurgården are around the mid-table stage after nine and ten games respectively. They meet on Thursday night.


  • It’s been a mixed start to the campaign for Göteborg and in 10th, they are occupying their final league position from last season. They’ve won three of their last six and are looking to rise up the table after picking up just one win from their opening four games. The 1-1 draw was Elfsborg last time out was disappointing as they conceded a 90th-minute equaliser.
  • On the back of their 3rd-place finish last term, Djurgården will be frustrated to be in 7th after 10 games, especially as most of the sides below them have a game-in-hand. A run of three consecutive losses has been followed up by three straight wins in all competitions as they look to overcome a minor blip. They managed to secure a 2-0 win over Orebro in their last game.
  • Elías Ómarsson has been Göteborg’s main threat in front of goal with four goals this season.
  • He is joined on four goals by Djurgården’s top scorer so far, Tinotenda Kadewere.


Djurgården will take confidence from their recent meetings with Göteborg with three wins in their last three against the underdogs. However, Thursday’s hosts have only been beaten once in the last seven on their own patch, winning three themselves. That loss came in the most recent meeting as they lost 3-1 to a Djurgården side who scored two quick-fire goals in the second-half to see off the home team.


Ahead of the majority of fixtures at the weekend, three points could propel Göteborg into the top five and pull them away from the mediocrity of mid-table.

Latest matches: IFK Gothenburg

21.05.2018 Alls IF Elfsborg IFK Gothenburg 1:1 D
13.05.2018 Alls IFK Gothenburg IFK Norrkoping 0:2 L
07.05.2018 Alls Malmo FF IFK Gothenburg 1:2 W
28.04.2018 Alls IFK Gothenburg BK Hacken 2:1 W
22.04.2018 Alls AIK IFK Gothenburg 2:0 L


As for Djurgården, with just one more point than their opponents, they too would move 5th with a win on Thursday night, putting them towards the end of the table where they expect to be.

Latest matches: Djurgardens IF

17.05.2018 Alls Djurgardens IF Orebro SK 2:0 W
13.05.2018 Alls Djurgardens IF Dalkurd FF 1:0 W
10.05.2018 Sven Djurgardens IF Malmo FF 3:0 W
06.05.2018 Alls IF Brommapojkarna Djurgardens IF 1:0 L
03.05.2018 Alls Malmo FF Djurgardens IF 1:0 L


Despite both sides being relatively even in their league positions and points tallies, it has to be Djurgården that are considered favourites with a much stronger squad than Göteborg. The visitors are really starting to show the form that got them a 3rd-place finish last term and they should pick up the win in this one.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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