Damallsvenskan - Matchday 4 Preview: Top two look to maintain perfect records

The Damallsvenskan enters its fourth round of games with six intriguing matches this Sunday.

Damallsvenskan - Matchday 4 Preview: Top two look to maintain perfect records
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There are six games in the Damallsvenskan this Saturday, each as intriguing as the other as the season enter's it's fourth week of action.

Fighting for first

The top two sides of the Damallsvenskan have a 100% record and know that they will remain in the top two spots regardless of the results.

The current leaders on goal difference are Rosengård, who are also the league holders – having won five out of the past six championships. They travel to a Mallbackens IF Sunne side who are sitting in the relegation places. This was despite them picking up their first point last weekend after drawing with Umeå IK FF.

Rosengård's biggest win came last week against Piteå with Dutch forward Lieke Martens getting two goals. Martens is their top scorer in the league.

Second-placed Linköping FC host third-placed KIF Örebro DFF. Like Rosengård, Linköping's have won the championship before, but only once back in 2009. Linköping FC, whose forward Stina Blackstenius tops both the league's goal and assist charts, have started the league brilliantly but face a difficult challenge against the unbeaten KIF Örebro DFF. Having drawn their first two matches, KIF Örebro picked up their first win of the season last Sunday. 

Linköping have been in fine form this season. | Image source: Svenska Fotboll
Linköping have been in fine form this season. | Image source: Svenska Fotboll

Mid-table fights

With the Damallsvenskan just three games old, it is hard to set up the remaining ties with storylines as one point separates the teams between fourth and tenth. All of the clubs go into their respective matches, knowing that a win will see them close the gap on the top two.

Fourth-placed Kvarnsvedens IK travels to tenth-placed Eskilstuna United DFF looking to return to form having lost their previous match 2-0 to Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. Since winning their opening game of the season, Eskilstuna United have lost their past two matches. 

Fifth-placed Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC host eighth-placed Umeå IK FF. Umeå is actually unbeaten in the league, having picked up three consecutive 1-1 draws, whilst Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC have picked up four points from their past two matches, having kept clean sheets in both of those games.

Vittsjo GIK host the bottom placed Kristianstad DFF who have yet to pick up a single point so far, although two of their matches have been against the top two teams. Vittsjjo will be looking to return to winning ways, having lost their last match to Djurgårdens IF FF 3-1. 

That was Djurgårdens' first points of the campaign, and they travel to a Piteå IF side who will be looking to bounce back from that defeat to Rosengård.