AIK vs Elfsborg
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-Off at 16:30 UK
Venue: Friends Arena (Stockholm).
The closing match of the Swedish Allsvenskan 17th round is going to be contested between AIK and Elfsborg.
Home side is enjoying a very successful season as they still haven’t lost in 16 rounds played so far. They are sitting on the top spot along with Hammarby who have the same number of points.
Tarik Elyounoussi and the lads are productive in the final third and their defence is the best in the competition.
AIK are in a streak of four consecutive victories and they want to stay on the course after this match. The hosts allowed just two points to their rivals when playing at Friends Arena.
On the other hand, Elfsborg are not proud of their result as they are struggling in the bottom half of the table. With three defeats in a row and only 16 points won, they are just three points above the red line.
Jimmy Thelin’s side has severe troubles in finding the back of the oppositions’ net and although their ambitions at the beginning of the season were related to the battles for continental competitions, the visitors should be fully focused on avoiding the relegation.
AIK vs Elfsborg: Head-to-head
AIK haven’t lost to Elfsborg since 2015 and in the last six encounters, they managed to celebrate four victories over their opponents. Their last clash broke a streak of 12 consecutive matches in which both sides were able to find the back of the opposition’s net.
AIK vs Elfsborg: Prediction
The hosts are strong favourites in this one and they shouldn’t miss the chance of booking three valuable points in their title race. Elfsborg should continue looking for the points elsewhere as they are not expected to win anything from this clash.
Although both sides have been involved in low-scoring matches lately, the crowd is usually able to enjoy a lot of goals in their encounters. We are going to follow the tradition and put our money on at least three goals in this match.
AIK vs Elfsborg: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.55
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.95.