Our prediction for this Sweden Allsvenskan match:
Ostersunds and Sirius face each other at Jamtkraft Arena in the relegation six-pointer. Ostersunds are on a 12-game winless run in the Allsvenskan ahead of Matchday 28, but this match could be the turning point for the relegation-threatened side. Ian Burchnall’s troops are likely to fight tooth and nail against Sirius and seeing that Henrik Rydstrom’s troops are not regarded as good travelers, we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Thanks to a 2-1 win over Helsingborg Sirius put an end to their three-game losing run in the national championship, but you should bear in mind that they failed to win previous seven away matches in the Swedish elite division. In their last meeting at Jamtkraft Arena in the league Ostersunds recorded a 5-2 victory over Sirius and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Team (Ostersunds):
Against all odds, Ostersunds made it to the 2017/2018 Europa League group stages. Despite being regarded as big underdogs in the two-legged tie against PAOK, the Swedish club did well to shock the Greek side in the play-off round and, as a result, they will have a chance to prove their worth on the big stage.
Ostersunds will face the likes of Zorya, Hertha and Athletic Bilbao in Group J and they will welcome their rivals at their Jamtkraft Arena. The stadium was opened on July 13, 2007 and the capacity of the venue is 8.466. Ostersunds, who were promoted to the Swedish top flight in 2016, did well to win the 2016/2017 Swedish Cup and that is considered as the club’s biggest success. The club was founded in 1996 and they are well known for their jerseys with red and black stripes.
Ostersunds play their away games in white shirts and white shorts and the likes of Saman Ghoddos, Jamie Hopcutt, Jamal Blackman, Samuel Mensiro, Michael Tidser, David Accam, Brian Wake, Lee Makel and Connor Ripley are the notable footballers who played for the Swedish club in the past.