Home and Away: IFK Goteborg looking to move into pole position this evening

22May 2013



Jonno Turner previews action in the Czech Republic and Sweden, as he looks for more winners this evening...


We're off to the Czech Republic for our first selection of the day - as Slavia Prague welcome bottom side Ceske Budejovice to the Eden Arena.


The hosts line up for this clash sitting eighth in the Gambrinus Liga, and will be desperate to finish with a flourish in front of their own fans here.


Michael Petrous' charges have just two outings left on their own patch, and will be keen to build on a 5-1 thrashing of Jablonec last time out.


That victory made it just one loss from half a dozen encounters at the Eden Arena, and three wins from four home and away suggests that the Cervenobili have hit a real  patch of form at the end of the campaign.


Visitors Ceske Budejovice travel to the capital propping up the rest of the division - and Pavol Svanter's side need to take a positive result in this clash in order  to keep their survival dreams alive.


But just two wins since mid-November shows just how out of sorts the Purpurova have been this season, and five consecutive losses away from the Stadion Strelecky  Ostrov suggests that they may struggle in this one.


More alarming for Svanter will be the fact that his side have failed to score in five of their last seven on the road, and that leaves them with an uphill struggle as  they travel to face a Prague side full of momentum.


Bet 1: Slavia Prague (HOME) @ 1.7


Switching our focus to goings on in Sweden now, as IFK Goteborg travel to Gefle, looking to extend an impressive run which has seen them pick up three wins from their  last four outings.


The visitors go into this clash sitting second in the Allsvenskan, just two points behind leaders Helsingborg, and will be desperate to get another three points on the  board in order to pile the pressure on the leaders.


And just one loss from their last seven on the road suggests that Mikael Stahre's side are more than capable of securing a victory away from the Ullevi, with 15 goals  scored in that time underlining their dominance.


Gefle line up for this one in miserable form - and six without a win in the league leaves Per Olsson's side balancing precariously on the end of the relegation zone,  on level points with Syrianska who occupy the final dropzone place.


The Stromvallen side have shipped 14 goals in their last five outings, and that indicates that they may struggle against a Goteborg side who are in with a real shout  of moving into pole position in the Allsvenskan this evening.


Gefle have won just two of the last 14 meetings between these sides, and I fancy the visitors to take all three points here.


Bet 2: IFK Goteborg (AWAY) @ 2.28



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Keywords: Home and Away, IFK Goteborg, Slavia Prague

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