Allsvenskan is back in action this weekend .....
The situation is pretty grim for Falkenberg with only 1 win 1 draw and 10 losses for a paltry 4 points. They are in 16th in a league of 16 teams. Positions 15 and 16 are automatically relegated. Position 14 leads to a one-game playoff.
There are 18 matches left in the season and to jump over two clubs isn't going to be easy given how much they have struggled so far. On the positive side, 5 of their 10 losses have been 1 goal defeats. Thus, the team isn't constantly being blown out by opponents. If they can pick up a few wins against other bottom half clubs and snatch a few draws from the mid-table teams, FFF could be back in the hunt for that #14 relegation playoff spot.
As for Elfsborg, they are sitting at #7. Defensively, they have only given up 15 goals (only two clubs have allowed fewer goals) and all five losses were by only 1 goal so they are in competitive in most matches. Hopefully, a stronger performance in the second half and they climb up the table. A good goal for them would be grab the #3 spot and a ticket to the Europa league.
FFF returns to action this Saturday at Gelfe the other club in the relegation zone. Thus, a win here would be key to their quest to stay for a 3rd season in the top flight.
Elfsborg travels to Helsingborg on Sunday in a match against a fellow mid-table club. A win here would begin their march to the upper tier of clubs in the Allsvenskan.