AIK will be facing visitors Hammarby IF at Friends Arena in this Allsvenskan clash on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for AIK v Hammarby IF can be seen below including the latest game odds.
AIK will play in this game following on from a 0-0 Allsvenskan stalemate versus Malmö FF.
In that match, AIK managed 31% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Malmö FF had 32 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
AIK have really been misfiring in recent times. Their goals record stands at just 4 vs opponents over their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, Gnaget have also seen the number of goals against them total 6.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Lech Poznań in Europa League Qualifiers action, Hammarby IF and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In as many as 6 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Hammarby IF, three or more goals have been struck. The average goals scored per match within that spell is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Bajen working out to 2.17. That pattern might not be sustained into this game, of course.
Ahead of this clash, Hammarby IF have left without a victory over AIK in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 10/09/2017 tells us that AIK have won 4 of these games and Hammarby IF 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 11 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 for Gnaget and 3 created by Bajen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
The last league fixture between these sides was Allsvenskan match day 3 on 21/06/2020 when the final score was Hammarby IF 0-2 AIK.
On that occasion, Hammarby IF managed 46% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
At the other end, AIK had 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. Bilal Hussein (55') and Sebastian Larsson (58') scored.
The match was refereed by Andreas Ekberg.
Team News: AIK
AIK manager Bartosz Grzelak has zero fitness worries to speak of coming into this match with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Hammarby IF
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Hammarby IF manager Stefan Billborn doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this match.
When taking everything into account, AIK will have to work hard as a team to breach the defence of this Hammarby IF lineup who we think will likely score one, at least.
We’re therefore predicting a good battle with a 0-1 win for Hammarby IF at the end of the match.
There should be little in it.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Friends Arena (54,329)
Captain: Henok Goitom
Chairman: Robert Falck
Manager: Bartosz Grzelak
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 13
⭐ Star Man: Henok Goitom
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Henok Goitom was born in Solna, Sweden. Having played his first senior match for Udinese in the 2004 - 2005 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2020 season so far from a total of 19 appearances.