Sirius and Helsingborg meet at Studenternas IP, in Uppsala, in a match for matchday 15 of the Swedish championship. In the last match at this stadium Sirius beat Helsingborg 2-1.
Sirius’ team comes to this match after a 3×3 home draw with Varberg, thus adding to the fifth consecutive match without a win in the Swedish championship: the team’s goals were scored by Vecchia (2) and Sugita. It should be noted that the locals won only 2 of the 7 matches at their stadium. At this time the team occupies the seventh position in the championship, with 19 points, the result of 4 wins and 7 draws. In the seven games played at home, Henrik Rydstrom’s coach’s team scored an average of 2.14 goals and conceded an average of 2.43 goals per game, which means they have major weaknesses in the defensive sector. It should be noted that Sirius’ worst period is between minutes 76 ‘and 90′ of the game, when he suffered 7 goals and did not score any. Vecchia and Sugita are Sirius’ top scorers in the league, with 6 goals each.
The Helsingborg team comes to this day after a 3-2 home win over Norrkoping, returning to the triumphs after six straight games without a win in this competition: the team’s goals were scored by Anthony van den Hurk (2 ) and Jonsson. It should be noted that the Outsiders have not yet won any matches in this condition. At this time the visiting team occupies the thirteenth position in the championship, with 13 points, the result of 2 wins and 7 draws. In away matches Helsingborg scored an average of 0.86 goals and suffered an average of 2 goals per game, demonstrating, like the rival, enormous difficulties in the defensive sector. It should be noted that the worst period for the visitors is between minutes 0 ‘and 15’ of play, when they conceded 4 goals and scored none. Anthony van den Hurk is Helsingborg’s top scorer, with five goals scored.