Allsvenskan: Elfsborg overcomes Varberg BoIS 3-0

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VARBERG. Elfsborg was in the end too good for Varberg BoIS.

VARBERG. Elfsborg was after all too much to handle for Varberg BoIS with the goal of J. Okkels (52′), M. Baidoo (57′) and O. Aga (90′).

The match was played at the Varberg Energi Arena stadium in Varberg on Wednesday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Lars Christian Andreas Ekberg who was helped by Niklas Nyberg and Joakim Wik. The 4th official was Fredrick Oppong. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 5.5 degrees Celsius or 41.94 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Varberg BoIS was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Elfsborg that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Varberg BoIS was more aggressive with 47 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, Elfsborg managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Varberg BoIS shot 9 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Elfsborg shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.


Varberg BoIS received 1 yellow card (O. Alfonsi). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Elfsborg.

After this match, Varberg BoIS will stay with 28 points to stay in the 13th place. On the other side, Elfsborg will have 37 points to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 13'

    K. Holmén

    A. Rømer

  • 43'

    O. Alfonsi

  • 52'

    J. Okkels

  • 57'

    M. Baidoo

  • 68'

    F. Dzelili

    I. Lushaku

  • 68'

    Eliton Júnior

    O. Alfonsi

  • 68'

    G. Mensah

    A. Liljenbäck

  • 72'

    N. Hult

    S. Strand

  • 73'

    A. Bernhardsson

    J. Ondrejka

  • 75'

    D. Krasniqi

    A. Johansson

  • 75'

    J. Sundström

    R. Tranberg

  • 82'

    O. Aga

    S. Guðjohnsen

  • 82'

    A. Qasem

    J. Okkels

  • 90'

    O. Aga

    A. Bernhardsson

Next match

In the upcoming Allsvenskan match, Varberg BoIS will play away against Mjällby on the 24th of October with a 2-1 head to head in favor of Varberg BoIS (2 draws).

Elfsborg will host Hammarby on the 23rd of October with a 10-5 head to head stats in favor of Elfsborg (10 draws).

Varberg BoIS: Formation and Lineups

Varberg BoIS adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Joakim Persson chose to play with the following team: Fredrik Andersson (6.3), Andre Boman (6.1), Joakim Lindner (7.2), Tobias Carlsson (6.6), Anton Liljenback (6.6), Oliver Alfonsi (5.7), Robin Tranberg (7.2), Ismet Lushaku (7.4), Filip Bohman (6.9), Robin Simovic (6.8) and Eric Alexander Johansson (7.3).


Varberg BoIS made 5 changes: I. Lushaku for F. Dzelili (68′), O. Alfonsi for Eliton Júnior (68′), A. Liljenbäck for G. Mensah (68′), A. Johansson for D. Krasniqi (75′) and R. Tranberg for J. Sundström (75′).

Top player: Ismet Lushaku

Probably the most impressive player in Varberg BoIS was Ismet Lushaku.

His rating is (7.4) with 28 passes (75% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 5 crosses.

Elfsborg: Formation and Lineups

Also Elfsborg adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Jimmy Thelin played with: Hákon Rafn Valdimarsson (7.4), Johan Larsson (7.3), Leo Väisänen (7.1), Sebastian Holmén (7.1), Simon Strand (6.7), Noah Söderberg (7.4), Michael Baidoo (7.4), André Rømer (6.8), Jeppe Okkels (7.6), Sveinn Aron Guðjohnsen (6.2) and Jacob Ondrejka (6.6).

Elfsborg could not rely on the presence of N. Hult (injured).


Elfsborg made 5 changes: A. Rømer for K. Holmén (13′), S. Strand for N. Hult (72′), J. Ondrejka for A. Bernhardsson (73′), S. Guðjohnsen for O. Aga (82′) and J. Okkels for A. Qasem (82′).

Top player: Kevin Holmén

Probably the most impressive player in Elfsborg was Kevin Holmén even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 36 passes (80% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 16. He performed 1 cross.

His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 13′.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Allsvenskan



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