BRENDAN WIMBERLY - Friday, May 4, 2012
Gregg Berhalters Hammarby look to stay perfect thus far while Brian Edwards and Degerfors are still looking for their first point.
Degerfors IF-IK Brage
Brian Edwards and Degerfors are the last team in the Superettan still looking to collect their first point this season when they face IK Brage in a derby match on Saturday.
This week is especially important for Edwards as although he has started every game in net this season for Degerfors, he has allowed a league high eight goals. Edwards will certainly be looking for a good performance at home this week or else his grip on the starting job may be starting to slip away.
Brage currently sit ninth in the Superettan table with six points from four games.
Degerfors isn't reporting any injuries or suspensions, but Brage is facing a game time decision on the fitness of Defender Caio Mendes while Midfielder Patrick St. Cyr is already facing a yellow card suspension.
Ljungskile SK-IF Brommapojkarna
Patrick Hopkins and Steffen Vroom are both likely to start for Ljungskile when they host Brommapojkarna on Sunday.
Hopkins has been solid in the backline thus far while Vroom is still looking for his first goal after starting LSK's first four matches.
Ljungskile are coming off their first win of the campaign after beating Umea on the road last week while Brommapojkarna look to keep their place towards the top of the table, currently sitting fifth.
Neither team are facing suspensions but Brommapojkarna are still without midfield starlet Filip Tronet who has faced a long recovery from a thigh injury and has yet to debut for BP after moving from Vasteras at the end of last season.
Hammarby IF-Varberg BoIS FC
Hammarby look to stay perfect when they host Varberg on Sunday.
Gregg Berhalter's side have gotten off to a great start which sees them at the top of the table. The American manager will almost surely start fellow American Baggio Husidic while Billy Schuler is a candidate for the starting XI week in week out.
Varberg picked up a win last week against Falkenberg after two consecutive losses and figure to face a tough test on the road at Hammarby.
Neither side face any major injuries or suspensions.