There are many similarities between Superettan this year and two seasons ago, back then IFK raced into a massive lead and then slowly coasted to promotion, with GIF snatching the final automatic spot. This year, Mjallby hold a 12 point lead and even now with 11 rounds to go, they look booked for Allsvenskan, having said that, they have appeared to be tiring recently and riding their luck.
They probably do not fancy this long trip north to play on GIF's artificial surface, especially meeting a team who look strong and who are beginning to crank things up. They are very strong on home soil, just two losses and 16 wins in 23 starts at this level and a point today would take them into the playoff place, a win could see them snatch second, so they will certainly not lack motivation.
Mjallby have a tremendous away record, but they know they do not need to win every game now and the signs are clear that they are struggling to retain their focus and playing levels, I am very keen on GIF off level ball. Incidently they played IFK at a similar stage in 2007 and won 3-0, a result which really launched their promotion push, we might see a repeat this evening.
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