Goteborg vs Elfsborg prediction, odds & betting tips – 01/06/2024

Goteborg vs Elfsborg prediction, odds & betting tips – 01/06/2024
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Goteborg vs Elfsborg prediction
Elfborg players celebrating a goal against Malmo- Photo by Icon Sport

Mid-table Elfsborg make the trip to struggling Goteborg this weekend and we're bringing you our predictions for this Allsvenskan clash.

The visitors have enjoyed playing against Goteborg in recent seasons and the bookmakers have Elfsborg down as the slight favourite to win on Saturday.

Goteborg vs Elfsborg predictions: Goals expected at Gamla Ullevi

Key Stats

  • Elfsborg have won five of their last six games against Goteborg across all competitions and Saturday's hosts have also lost three of their last five league games.
  • The visitors have only managed to keep one clean sheet in their last six attempts but have scored at least two goals in three of their last six outings in the Allsvenskan, which is why we're backing Elfsborg to win 2-1.
  • Both teams have scored in three of Goteborg's last five outings as well as in four of Elfsborg's last six fixtures, while each of the last four encounters between the pair have also produced goals at both ends of the pitch.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Elfsborg the slight favourite

  • HOME: 17/10 (2.70) – 37%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 8/5 (2.60) – 38.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Elfsborg are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 38.5%, and we agree with the bookmakers on this one.

Goteborg lost 5-2 at AIK last time out, while Elfsborg slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Malmo meaning that the gap between Saturday's opponents remains at five points.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. You can back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game at 23/20 (2.15) with a probability of 46.5%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 3/4 (1.75) which has a probability of 57.1%.

Last five H2Hs: Elfsborg lead

Sweden Allsvenskan 30/10/23

IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

1
Elfsborg

Elfsborg

2

Sweden Allsvenskan 16/07/23

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

1
IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

1

Sweden Allsvenskan 03/10/22

IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

1
Elfsborg

Elfsborg

3

Sweden Allsvenskan 22/05/22

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

3
IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

1

Sweden Cup 13/03/22

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

1
IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

0

Elfsborg have won four of their last five games against Goteborg, claiming a 2-1 victory when the pair last locked horns in October.

Team news and form guide

Goteborg: Lost three of last five

The hosts have a long injury list right now including the likes of Mattias Johansson, Pyndt Andersen, Laurs Skjellerup, Arbnor Mucolli, Abundance Salaou, Hussein Carneil, Suleiman Abdullahi, Emil Salomonsson and Anders Kristiansen all of whom look set to miss Saturday's clash with Elfsborg. Malick Yalcouye will miss the game due to a suspension.

Predicted lineup: Bishesari (GK), Svensson, Santos, Ohlsson, Þórðarson, Kåhed, Carlén, Yalcouyé, Pettersson, Abraham & Carlstrand 

Sweden Allsvenskan 15/07/24

W

Hammarby

Hammarby

0

IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

1

Sweden Allsvenskan 07/07/24

L

IFK Varnamo

IFK Varnamo

2

IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

0

Club Friendly List 25/06/24

W

IFK Norrkoping

IFK Norrkoping

0

IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

1

Europe Friendlies 20/06/24

L

Lillestrom

Lillestrom

2

IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 01/06/24

W

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

0

IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

1

Elfsborg: Won three of last six

The visitors have a clean bill of health heading into the Goteborg game but will be without the services of Johan Larsson who is suspended for Saturday's match.

Predicted lineup: Bundgaard (GK), Larsson, Holmén, Kaib, Henriksson, Zeneli, Hedlund, Baldursson, Baidoo, Qasem & Söderberg 

Sweden Allsvenskan 14/07/24

W

BK Hacken

BK Hacken

3

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

5

UEFA Europa League Qualifying 11/07/24

W

Pafos FC

Pafos FC

0

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

3

Sweden Allsvenskan 06/07/24

W

Brommapojkarna

Brommapojkarna

0

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

3

Europe Friendlies 29/06/24

D

Fredrikstad

Fredrikstad

0

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

0

Sweden Allsvenskan 01/06/24

L

IFK Goteborg

IFK Goteborg

1

Elfsborg

Elfsborg

0

Player to watch – Michael Baidoo

Michael Baidoo has been Elfsborg's best player so far this season, chipping in with goals and assists on a regular basis.

Michael Baidoo player to watch
Michael Baidoo of Elfsborg during the UEFA Conference League between Elfsborg and Molde – Photo by Icon Sport

The Ghana midfielder has scored four times in the Allsvenskan this season as well as providing three assists making him the club's key player going forward.

Baidoo is in great form right now

We're backing Baidoo to show his class once again this weekend when Elfsborg make the trip to a Gotebord side that look set to be involved in a relegation battle this season.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things