Date: August 4, 2014
Venue: Strömvallen: – Gavle, Sweden
Kick-off Time: 18:00 BST
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Gefle will be hosting Mjallby, in a relegation battle encounter in the Swedish ALLSVENSKAN league.
Both sides currently hover around the bottom of the table, Gefle sitting 13th and Mjallby 15th respectively. And with both teams managed to survive relegation last season, finishing 12th and 11th respectively, they will certainly look for the for the same success this campaign.
During their first encounter this season, Mjallby managed to make a two-goal comeback, and draw the game, in what was a very whrilling match between the two sides. Will that result repeat here?
Gefle have been decent form in the past five league games, obtaining 7 out of 15 possible points. However, they have been very inconsistent this season, sitting in the lower part of the table and having only managed to win three matches while drawing six.
There is no doubt that Gefle’s isn’t going to light the world on fire, but on their day they could make the opposition pay.
Having no real heavy favorite for this upcoming match, Gefle will look get themselves out of the relegation scrap battle with a win over Mjallby.
Mjallby’s manager Andres Linderoth is under heavy pressure from the fans, as well as the press given where they find themselves in the points table.
Their form is very similar to their upcoming opponent’s and which should make the match an interesting one, as they look to get into the groove of things quite quickly against an attacking but inconsistent side.
Key Players/Team News
Gefle: David Fallman
The Swedish Centerback is the only player that has participated in all of Gefle’s minutes in this campaign, the ever present defender has been solid throughout the season, no doubt will he be looking to keep a team sheet this match.
Mjallby: Andreas Blomqvist
Blomqvist has been great this campaign for his team, currently his side’s top goalscorer. The midfield has been a bright spot on his sides mediocre season, he even recently got called up to the Swedish national team.
It’s no surprise that bet365 is offering 2.0 for a Gefle win compared to 3.3 for a draw and 3.9 for Mjallby overcoming their opponents. In such battles for the wooden spoon, the home team usually holds the aces and that’s what we are looking at from this match – but don’t wait on the Gefle price a long time, they might just nose-dive as we get closer to the game.