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AIK take on visiting rivals IF Elfsborg at Friends Arena in the Allsvenskan match on Thursday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for AIK v IF Elfsborg are shown on this page - plus the latest betting odds.
AIK will play in this fixture after a 0-0 Allsvenskan drawn game versus Kalmar FF.
In that game, AIK managed 58% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Kalmar FF got 21 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
An interesting feature of recent AIK games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior six clashes leading up to this one, in 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a losing one.
Going into this encounter, AIK have not been beaten in the league by IF Elfsborg in their previous 9 games. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
In the game prior to this, IF Elfsborg drew 3-3 in the Allsvenskan match with IK Sirius.
In that match, IF Elfsborg managed 43% possession and 14 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For IF Elfsborg, the goals were scored by Per Frick (6'), Jesper Karlsson (50') and Rasmus Alm (64'). IK Sirius had 18 shots on goal with 7 on target. Stefano Vecchia (4'), Elias Andersson (8') and Axel Björnström (28') scored for IK Sirius.
Indicating their involvement in eventful encounters, we’ve seen goals 27 times in the last six matches in which IF Elfsborg have taken to the pitch, yielding an average of 4.5 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have hit 13 of those goals. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward here, of course.
Going into this one, IF Elfsborg have not beaten AIK in away games against them for the last 8 league matches. Not an away record to be proud of.
Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs going back to 10/04/2017 reveals that these fixtures have not been kind to IF Elfsborg. They’ve not been able to get any wins at all whereas AIK have remained in the ascendancy, winning in 67 per cent of those matches played.
A combined sum of 16 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 12 for Gnaget and 4 belonging to Di Gule . That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The previous league game between the two was Allsvenskan match day 26 on 29/09/2019 when the final score was IF Elfsborg 1-1 AIK.
That time, IF Elfsborg had 47% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player to score was Jonathan Levi (83').
AIK had 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Henok Goitom (75') scored.
The referee was Mohammed Al-Hakim.
Team News: AIK
AIK boss will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
Owing to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this match.
Our thinking is that IF Elfsborg may well find it hard to score against this AIK outfit who we reckon should gain the upper hand.
We therefore see a very even contest with a 1-0 winning score for AIK when all is said and done.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Friends Arena (54,329)
Captain: Henok Goitom
Chairman: Robert Falck
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 12, Europa League Qual. (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Paulos Abraham
Typically taking up the Left Wing position, Paulos Abraham was born in Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for AIK in the 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 2 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.