Karlskrona vs Farjestad Karlstad
Date: 1st December 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Farjestad visit Karlskrona one point and place above their hosts in the tightly compact SHL battles for places in the Top 6. FBK occupy the last place in those automatic post-season berths, while Karlskrona lead the chase to get back in.
Around six weeks ago this game would have seen Karlskrona a much bigger favourite to take the game. However, it seems like a long time ago that they were pushing for top spot in the league, as four straight losses and seven defeats in the last eight have seen them tumble down to seventh. More worrying is that they’ve only scored six goals in those eight games, and have been shut out in four of them. With the worst form in the SHL over the last five games, Karlskrona’s overall season record stands at 11-1-1-9.
Farjestad had lost two on the spin before beating Vaxjo two nights ago, but it was still only their second win in seven matches. That form somewhat undid a previous run where they won ten out of 11 games, and had got themselves in contention for the top places. Now just holding on to their spot in the top six, FBK will hope they can string two wins together for the first time since the beginning of the month – and they could climb two places with a win. Overall their record currently is 8-6-1-8.
Karlskrona are a top three side in the league for road form, but in the bottom four on their own ice, where they are also four games without a point let alone a win. They have a 50% record at home with five regulation wins and losses from 10 games to date. The team score and concede an average of 2,3 goals a game on their ice, but have lost their last four games be a total score of 15-4 at home.
Farjestad are just three points worse than Karlskrona on the road, having taken 18 from 11 away matches so far this season with four regulation wins in the process. They had lost their last three before winning in Vaxjo. Overall FBK score an average of 2,6 goals a game at home, and give up 2,3.
Karlskrona vs Farjestad Karlstad: Head-to-Head
Karlskrona won 5-2 at home just under two months ago – however thye were on a great run at the time. Farjestad have won all four of the other SHL meetings between the teams, including both in Karlskrona last season.
Karlskrona vs Farjestad Karlstad: Prediction
On current form, Farjestad are the favourites for this one because Karlskrona have been on a really poor run both at home and in general. Goal scoring has been an issue for the hosts, so unless they can turn that around, the points should head back to Karlstad.
Karlskrona vs Farjestad Karlstad: Tips
- Farjestad win at 2.25