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IF Elfsborg are the guests at Friends Arena on Sunday for the Allsvenskan game with home team AIK.
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AIK are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-0 Allsvenskan success versus Hammarby IF.
In that match, AIK had 45% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. For AIK, the scorers were Nicolás Stefanelli (43') and Nabil Bahoui (77'). Hammarby IF got 12 shots on goal with 4 on target.
In their prior six fixtures, Bartosz Grzelak's AIK have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 12 times giving them an average number of goals per match of 2.
Pre-game facts show that AIK:
- have not emerged victorious against IF Elfsborg in their last 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
IF Elfsborg will come into the meeting after a 1-0 Allsvenskan win with the defeat of Mjällby AIF in their previous match.
In that game, IF Elfsborg had 51% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for IF Elfsborg was Marokhy Ndione (13'). At the other end, Mjällby AIF got 9 shots at goal with 4 on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and IF Elfsborg have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals in all. In defence, Di Gule have clearly had some problems.
Coming into this contest, IF Elfsborg haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 06/05/2018 shows that AIK have won 2 of these games & IF Elfsborg 1, with the number of draws being 3.
An aggregate of 13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from Gnaget and 5 coming from Di Gule . That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Allsvenskan match day 30 on 06/12/2020 and the score finished IF Elfsborg 2-2 AIK.
In that match, IF Elfsborg had 50% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The goalscorers were Simon Olsson (16') and Rasmus Alm (22').
On the other side, AIK got 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Nabil Bahoui (59') and Mikael Lustig (70') scored.
The referee was Fredrik Klitte.
Team News: AIK
AIK manager Bartosz Grzelak does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: IF Elfsborg
Out of a mainly healthy squad, there’s only a single fitness issue for the IF Elfsborg boss Jimmy Thelin to be concerned about. Leo Väisänen (Fractured Foot) misses out for this game.
In this match, IF Elfsborg would be disappointed if they were not to break down this AIK side, but it probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We can see a very close game with a 2-1 victory for AIK at the end of the 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Friends Arena (54,329)
Captain: Henok Goitom
Chairman: Robert Falck
Manager: Bartosz Grzelak
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 5
⭐ Key Man: Nabil Bahoui
Normally playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Nabil Bahoui was born in Stockholm, Sweden. Having played his first senior match for IF Brommapojkarna in the 2009 season, the gifted Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in this Allsvenskan 2021 season to date in 3 appearances.