JOHN KRETLOW - Thursday, August 18, 2011
With Alejandro Bedoya moving to Scotland, the focus in Sweden is Matt Pyzdrowski and Ängelholms continued march towards their second straight promotion.
Landskrona Bois - Ljungskile SK
Nick Noble and Michael Thomas look to help Ljungskile SK push their win streak to four games when they take on Landskrona Bois in Superettan action on Monday.
The American duo started and went the distance in Ljungskile's win over GIF Sundsvall. Noble and Thomas have established themselves as dependable starters and should again feature in the lineup from the opening whistle.
Ljungskile are currently in sixth place in the Superettan standings, six points from a promotion playoff spot. They go into the game on a hot streak, beating a Sunsdvall team that had won seven straight games, and extending their winning streak to three.
Their opponents are coming off a win last week and will try and keep that momentum going against Ljungskile. They still find themselves in the relegation zone but are only four points from safety.
Both teams go into the game with no suspension or injury worries.
Ängelholms FF - Degerfors IF
Matt Pyzdrowski and newly acquired Lester Dewee look to help league leaders Ängelholms FF take down Brian Edwards and Degerfors IF in Superettan action on Saturday.
Pyzdrowski started and went the distance in Ängelholms win last week as he has the entire season and the American should again be in the starting lineup this weekend. Dewee on the other hand, was signed this week and it seems a long-shot for the youngster to see immediate action.
Edwards went the distance last weekend as Degerfors tied with against Assyriska FF and should do the same this week.
Ängelholms currently hold a one point lead for first place in the league, and a four point lead over GIF Sundsvall, who hold the last promotion playoff spot.
Degersfors only lurks six points from Ängelholms and trails Sundsvall by two points for the playoff promotion spot. Saturday's game is crucial for them if they want to make a serious run at first division soccer next season.
Both teams have no suspension or injury issues going into Saturday's game.
Ryan Miller hopes to feature in Halmstad's game against league leaders Helsingborgs IF on Sunday.
Sam Petrone and Mjälby take on Örebro on Monday.