Allsvenskan 2013: Gelfe IF

With play in Sweden's top football league set to kick off at the weekend, contributor Nic Townsend offers the lowdown on each team and their chances of taking home the 2013 Allsvenskan title.

In brief: The league’s most northerly team is a bit like the Allsvenskan’s Wigan – always mired in the relegation zone, always tipped to go down and yet by season’s end they somehow manage to survive. Time and time again. Their football isn’t pretty, but they can always grind out enough points to stay up.

Expectations in 2013: One would think this would finally be the year they go down. But this year’s Allsvenskan sees a number of smaller clubs with limited means – which will work in their favour.

Players to watch: The club will be relying on Jonas Lantto, Johan Oremo and Mikael Dahlberg.

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