Mike Roberts

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Power Rankings For The Allsvenskan Going Into Round 11

In Swedish Allsvenskan on June 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

It’s been a month since I last looked at the Allsvenskan, which makes the latest rankings more interesting from a long tem point of view. In that period, the biggest improvers have been GAIS; AIK and Häcken have dropped off the pace a little.

One thing I’m going to clarify straight away is that I’m discounting the games that were abandoned due to crowd disturbances, so the list below is based on matches that have actually taken place.

1. Gefle

Have continued their impressive start to the season, although they’d be doing even better if they could convert draws into wins: looks as if teams who park the bus at Strömvallen can nick a point. Still, this is an impressive turnround from a team that only stayed in the Allsvenskan after beating GIF Sundsvall in the relegation playoff.

2. GAIS

3. Kalmar

4. AIK

5. Elfsborg

Current top scorers in Sweden – have scored in all their home games this season and have only failed to score twice on the road.

6. Helsingborg

Haven’t won the title since 1999 but are on course to win it this season – the only team to average over two points a game and the only team from last season’s top three to be performing at even remotely at the same level in 2011.

7. IFK Göteborg

Tobias Hysen has taken over as top scorer in the competition, but Göteborg are the model of consistency – a mid table team that seems to be stuck in a rut.

8. Trelleborg

The team to watch if you like goals – an average of three goals per game.

9. Häcken

10. Örebro

11. Malmö

It’s looking increasingly likely that they won’t repeat last season’s success, especially as their hooligan element basically handed Helsingborg three points when their game was abandoned at the end of last month. In case you’d forgotten, Malmö only won last year’s title by two points.

12. Mjällby

One for the punters: in only one of their ten games this season have both teams scored.

13. Halmstad

Worst defence in the division so it should hardly be surprising that they also have the worst goal difference. Four of their eleven points have come when they’ve kept clean sheets. Already looking up against it.

14. Djurgården

Biggest regression since 2010; appeared to have a mini revival in mid May, but it didn’t last long and they’re bottom for a reason.

The promoted sides have had changes in fortune over the last month – Norköpping have lost four of their last five games but Syrianska seem to have worked out how to win in the Allsvenskan after a poor start.

Power Rankings For The Allsvenskan After Week 4

In Swedish Allsvenskan on April 23, 2011 at 9:36 pm

A very quick round up as Week 5 starts on Sunday – I’ve left Syrianska and Norrköping out as they’ve just been promoted. These rankings are not based on the league table, but on improvement from last season then on a percentage rating that measures rewards avoiding defeat – basically (wins + draws/matches played)

1. GAIS

Conceded less than one goal per game, currently the most improved team since last season. Both home games so far have been over 2.5 goals

2. AIK

Unbeaten and haven’t conceded at home yet. Have drawn both away games so far.

3. Gefle

4. Helsingborg

Unbeaten, conceded less that one goal per game – haven’t conceded at home yet.

5. Malmö

Unbeaten, conceded less than one goal per game. Defending champions have got off to a perfect start.

6. Örebro

Have won both away games

7. Kalmar

Both home games so far have been over 2.5 goals, haven’t scored on the road yet

8. Häcken

All four games so far have been over 2.5 goals

9. Elfsborg

Both home games so far have been over 2.5 goals, have lost both away games

10. Trelleborg

Both home games so far have been over 2.5 goals

11. Mjällby

Have lost both away games without scoring a goal

12. Halmstad

Haven’t won yet, have lost both away games.

13. Djurgården

Haven’t won yet, have lost both away games so far. Look as if they might be defensively frail on the road.

14. IFK Göteborg

Haven’t won yet – a very poor start. Not as bad as Rosenborg’s decline in the Norwegian Tippeligaen, but both of these clubs are currently shadows of their former selves.

Of the promoted teams, Norrköping are off to a good start but there are signs that Syrianska may be out of their depth.