Allsvenskan 2013: IFK Norrköping

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: “Peking” dominated Swedish football back in the 1940s and 50s, winning eleven titles, however they’ve fallen a long way since then and have spent most of the past decade in the second tier. After winning promotion back to the Allsvenskan a couple of years ago, they finished fifth last season and look like re-establishing themselves in the top flight.

Expectations in 2013: The priority will be remaining in the Allsvenskan, but fans will be hoping they can build on last season’s result.

Players to watch: Icelandic international Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson was the league second highest goal scorer last season.

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