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line up against the visiting Malmö
at Friends Arena in this Allsvenskan meeting on Sunday. Our AIK v Malmö predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
AIK will be looking for an improved result here following a 4-1 Svenska Cupen loss in their previous game against Malmö FF. The only name on the scoresheet from AIK was Paulos Abraham (7'). Anders Christiansen (39', 66', 88') and Søren Rieks (74') scored for Malmö FF.
AIK have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches. They’ve totted up the amount of 10 during that time while also conceding a total of 9. We shall soon see whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this fixture, AIK have not registered a win against Malmö FF in their previous 8 league matches.
Malmö come into this encounter following on from a 4-1 Svenska Cupen win with the eclipse of AIK in their previous game. For Malmö FF, the goalscorers were Anders Christiansen (39', 66', 88') and Søren Rieks (74'). Paulos Abraham (7') scored for AIK.
In their previous 6 clashes, Malmö FF have bagged a tally of 14 goals. Himmelsblått have also scored in every single one of those games. Over that period, they’ve seen 5 goals go into their own net.
Looking at their past form shows that Malmö FF:
- are winless against AIK when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- remain unbeaten by AIK in away games against them for the last 4 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 29/05/2017 shows us that AIK have won 0 of them and Malmö 2, with the tally of drawn results being 4.
An aggregate of 7 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 2 for Gnaget and 5 for Himmelsblått. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.17.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Allsvenskan match day 29 on 28/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Malmö FF 2-0 AIK. On that occasion, Malmö FF had 56% possession and 18 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Anders Christiansen (78') and Arnór Ingvi Traustason (87'). On the other side, AIK had 4 shots on goal with 1 on target. The referee was Bojan Pandžić.
Team News: AIK
AIK boss Rikard Norling will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
It’s our opinion that Gnaget will probably employ a 4-3-3 formation for this one, utilising Jakob Haugaard, Karol Mets, Per Karlsson, Robin Tihi, Bilal Hussein, Tom Strannegård, Ebenezer Ofori, Sebastian Larsson, Saku Ylätupa, Henok Goitom and Paulos Abraham.
Team News: Malmö
From a largely healthy squad, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Malmö gaffer Jon Tomasson to contend with. Rasmus Bengtsson (Knee Injury) won’t be playing here.
We reckon that Himmelsblått could decide to elect for a 4-4-2 formation, going with Johan Dahlin, Eric Larsson, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Lasse Nielsen, Behrang Safari, Erdal Rakip, Bonke Innocent, Oscar Lewicki, Søren Rieks, Arnor Ingvi Traustason and Isaac Kiese Thelin.
When taking everything into account, AIK will need to apply a lot of pressure to see themselves scoring against this Malmö side who we think should just have the edge. We’re therefore expecting a very even contest with a 0-1 winning margin for Malmö after 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Friends Arena (54,329)
Captain: Henok Goitom
Chairman: Robert Falck
Manager: Rikard Norling
Competitions: Allsvenskan position 3, Svenska Cupen (Quarter Finals), Europa League Qual. (Play-Offs)