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IK Sirius will face off against away side AIK at Studenternas IP in the Allsvenskan game on Thursday.
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IK Sirius will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 2-0 Allsvenskan loss in their previous game against Varbergs BoIS.
In that match, IK Sirius had 68% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Varbergs BoIS got 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. Gustaf Norlin (67') and Astrit Seljmani (71') scored for Varbergs BoIS.
It’s not been often in recent times where IK Sirius have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Blåsvart have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 9 goals along the way.
Coming into this clash, IK Sirius are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to BK Häcken in Allsvenskan action, AIK will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, AIK managed 52% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, BK Häcken had 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Daleho Irandust (57') scored for BK Häcken.
The stats don’t lie, and AIK have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, Gnaget can certainly do much better. Nonetheless, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern might be replicated here in this match.
Heading into this fixture, AIK are without a win away from home in their last 7 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs stretching back to 06/08/2017 reveals that these fixtures have been pretty painful for IK Sirius. They’ve not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever whereas AIK have remained in the ascendancy, winning in 100% of those ties.
A combined sum of 18 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 of them from Blåsvart and 14 being from Gnaget. The average goals per game has been 3.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Allsvenskan match day 8 on 15/07/2020 which finished with the scoreline of AIK 1-0 IK Sirius.
On that day, AIK managed 41% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer was Henok Goitom (74').
At the other end, IK Sirius had 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Bojan Pandžić.
Team News: IK Sirius
IK Sirius manager Henrik Rydström will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever before this game owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: AIK
Due to a fully injury-free squad to choose from, AIK manager Bartosz Grzelak has zero fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
We believe that AIK will need things to go their way to get anything against this IK Sirius side who we think might well be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We therefore fancy a narrow 1-0 winning score for IK Sirius at the end of the 90.
A close call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Studenternas IP (6,300)
Captain: Niklas Thor
Chairman: Ove Sjöblom
Manager: Henrik Rydström
Competitions: Svenska Cupen (Omgång 2), Allsvenskan position 6
🔑 Key Player: Stefano Vecchia
Mostly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Stefano Vecchia was born in Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for IF Brommapojkarna in the 2013 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 9 league goals in the Allsvenskan 2020 season so far in a total of 17 appearances.