IFK Göteborg and København meet in Gamla Ullevi, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (2nd Qualifying Round). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played a game in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 02-14-2015, in a match that ended with the final score: FC Copenhagen (1‑1) IFK Göteborg. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
IFK Göteborg :
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that curiously has been stronger on the road than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 3 wins, 9 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 2 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the Allsvenskan, they beat Falkenberg away by (0‑3). In their last 10 home matches IFK Göteborg has recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Gothenburg achieved with a 0-3 victory on the trip to Falkenberg, for the Swedish Championship. We remember that the locals reach this stage of the Europa League after winning the 19/20 Swedish Cup. The home team has a very direct style of play, favoring defensive organization and counterattacks on the flanks: winger Lagemyr is very fast and very strong in transporting the ball towards the attack. Offensive stopped balls are a very strong point of this team. There are no major absences for this game.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 7 victories, 4 draws and 4 defeats in their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 21 suffered. The team comes to this match after a away loss against OB by (3‑2). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, København won 2, drew 3 and lost 5. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Copenhagen comes to this game after a 3-1 defeat in a visit to the OB stadium, in a game for the Danish championship. We remember that the visitors finished the last championship in second position, gaining access to this second round of the Europa League. In this game against Gothenburg, coach Staale Solbakken is expected to favor maintaining ball possession and slow attacks, but at some points in the game he will have to give the initiative to his opponent. It should be noted that the Danes have great quality in maintaining possession and in the offensive organization. All equipment is available for this game.