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AIK will do battle with visiting rivals Degerfors IF at Friends Arena in the Allsvenskan match on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the AIK v Degerfors IF match are shown here (including the best match odds).
AIK won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-0 Allsvenskan losing effort in their last game against Varbergs BoIS.
In that game, AIK managed 61% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, Varbergs BoIS got 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Robin Tranberg (78') and Filipe Sissé (80') scored for Varbergs BoIS.
It’s not been often in recent times that AIK have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that AIK have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals in the process. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained here.
Leading up to this clash, AIK:
- haven't won against Degerfors IF in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
Last time out, Degerfors IF drew 0-0 in the Allsvenskan tie with Mjällby AIF.
In that match, Degerfors IF had 43% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For their opponents, Mjällby AIF got 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Degerfors IF have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals overall. In defence, Degerfors IF have clearly had some problems.
Heading into this fixture, Degerfors IF have not won away from home in their last 7 league games.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring these sides was Allsvenskan match day 11 on 26/06/2022 when the final score was Degerfors IF 1-1 AIK.
On that occasion, Degerfors IF managed 44% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Nikola Đurđić (13').
On the other side, AIK got 20 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Amar Ahmed (44') scored.
The match was refereed by Kristoffer Karlsson.
Team News: AIK
The AIK boss Henok Goitom will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free group to pick from.
In all likelihood, Gnaget may well use a 4-2-3-1 formation for the game, utilising Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Axel Bjoernstroem, Mikael Lustig, S. Papagiannopoulos, Erick Otieno, Sebastian Larsson, Bilal Hussein, Vincent Thill, Yasin Ayari, Nicolas Stefanelli and Nabil Bahoui.
Team News: Degerfors IF
With a fully injury-free group to choose from, the Degerfors IF manager Tobias Solberg does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We reckon that Degerfors IF could decide to begin the game with a 3-4-3 lineup, giving starts to Alfie Whiteman, Gustav Granath, Gustaf Lagerbielke, Sebastian Ohlsson, Joseph-Claude Gyau, Adam Carlen, Christos Gravius, Elyas Bouzaiene, Rasmus Oerqvist, Dijan Vukojevic and Diego Campos.
In this match, AIK can and should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Degerfors IF may well struggle to break down their defence although we do see them managing to get on the scoresheet.
We can therefore see a decent 3-1 win for AIK when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Friends Arena (54,329)
Captain: Sebastian Larsson
Chairman: Robert Falck
Manager: Henok Goitom
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 4, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Star Man: Nicolás Stefanelli
Normally played in the Striker position, Nicolás Stefanelli was born in Quilmes, Argentina. Having played his first senior match for Defensa y Justicia in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 7 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2022 season to date in 21 appearances.