Farjestad BK vs Vaxjo Lakers
Date: 26th November 2016
Kick-off: 17:00 CET
Five plays six in the SHL as Vaxjo visit Karlstad to face FBK. Both teams have been a little indifferent in recent games, and are hanging on to their places in the top six.
Farjestad’s form going into this game really hasn’t been very inspiring. The side from Karlstad have lost four of the last five and only taken a point in one of those defeats. They were three games without a win until beating Skelleftea, but lost to Orebro last time out to be back in red. Previous to that though, they’d lost just one of 11 in the league so do have some quality. A season record so far of 8-5-1-7 and 35 points is where they stand until now
The Lakers from Vaxjo by contrast have won three of their last four matches, and four of seven since the international break. They sit just in the top five with 35 points from 21 games and a record of 10-1-3-7 so date, and are one of the top four scoring sides overall.
Farjestad are marginally better away than they are on their own ice this season, sitting around midtable for home form. They’ve won just four of 11 in regulation at home, and another 3 after OT/SO. Winners in three of their last four home matches, FBK score an average of 2,6 a game at home, however concede 2,5.
Vaxjo would be higher in the league were it not for their road form – 8/14 in the standings for that while being a top two side on their own ice. The Lakers are on a run of two straight road defeats, and score and give up 2,7 goals a game on average.
Farjestad BK vs Vaxjo Lakers: Head-to-Head
These teams played back-to-back against each other last month, with Farjestad winning both matches – 3-1 in Vaxjo and 4-1 in Karlstad. The Lakers also have a dreadful record in Karlstad recently, having lost the last three straight.
Farjestad BK vs Vaxjo Lakers: Prediction
With Vaxjo being poor on the road, especially of late, Farjestad are the favourites for this one despite their worse recent form.
Farjestad BK vs Vaxjo Lakers: Tips
- Farjestad win at 2.25