Goteborg – FC Copenhagen : Preview & Prediction
IFK Göteborg and København face at Gamla Ullevi, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round). There is no record of official confrontations between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last head ‑ to ‑ head was played on 14‑02‑2015 and ended with the final score: Kobenhavn (1‑1) Gotemborg. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since both teams have significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of IFK Göteborg
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of using the home advantage to get a positive result. This is a team that, curiously, has more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 matches they have recorded 3 wins, 9 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 17 conceded, against 2 wins, 8 draws and 5 defeats at home, with 18 goals scored and 26 conceded. In the last match they played, for Allsvenskan, they won Falkenberg away by (0‑3). In the last 10 home matches IFK Göteborg has recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, as he has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he has never managed to turn the score in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Gothenburg comes for this match with a 0-3 victory in the trip to Falkenberg, in a game counting for the Swedish Championship. We recall that the home team reaches this stage of the Swedish League after winning the 19/20 Swedish Cup. The home team has a very direct style of play, favoring defensive organization and counterattacks by the runners: winger Lagemyr is very fast and very strong in transporting the ball to the attack. Offensive dead balls are a strong point of this team. There are no major absences for this game.
Analysis of København
The visiting team makes its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result and surprising the home team. This is a team affected by the home factor, which is stronger when they play with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with a total of 17 goals scored and 18 conceded. At home, he won 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 27 goals scored and 21 conceded. The team arrives in this match after an away loss against OB by (3‑2). In the last 10 away matches in all competitions, København won 2, drew 3 and lost 5. Their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
Copenhagen comes to this game with a 3-1 setback in their trip to the OB field, in a game counting for the Championship of Denmark. We remember that the visitors finished the championship last in the 2nd position, getting access to this 2nd round of the Europa League. In this match against Gothenburg, it is to be expected that coach Staale Solbakken favors maintaining the possession of the ball and the paused attacks, however, in some moments of the game he should give the initiative to his opponent. It should be noted that the Danes have great quality in maintaining ball possession and offensive organization. The entire cast is available for this game.
Goteborg – FC Copenhagen : Betting Tips
FC Copenhagen – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70