AIK vs Falkenberg: Preview and Prediction

AIK vs Falkenberg:
Swedish Allsvenskan,
Date: Sunday, 31-July-2016,
Kick-Off: 16:30 UK,
Venue: Friends Arena (Solna).

AIK Solna look for another win to keep their title hopes alive when they host relegation candidates Falkenberg on Sunday evening at the Friends Arena.

AIK have 27 points after 15 matches and are currently 7 points-off the league leaders Norrkoping. They had drawn 3 of their last 4 games, otherwise they would have been at a commanding position. The last week’s hammering of Hammarby at the Tele2 Arena extended their unbeaten run in the league to 9 games. And their last 5 games saw them keeping 3 clean sheets.

Falkenberg are 15th in the league standings with 8 points, ahead of the last placed Gefle on same points by virtue of head-to-head record. They had lost 11 of the 15 matches this season, managing just 2 wins and 2 draws so far. Falkenberg are favorites to get relegated this season and their leaky defense has conceded a massive 36 goals so far this season. On a positive note Falkenberg are unbeaten in the last two away games, with a win against Gefle and a thrilling 3-3 draw against Hammarby.

AIK vs Falkenberg: Head-to-Head Stats

  • AIK were victorious in 6 of the 8 competitive matches against Falkenberg, losing just once.
  • They will be coming with an unbetean record at home with 3 wins and 1 draw in 4 matches they played hosts to Falkenberg.
  • Falkengerg’s only win against AIK was in the 2014 Allsvenskan by a 4-1 margin.
  • The last 6 meetings between these two sides witnessed over 2.5 goals
  • Both Teams have scored in 7 of the 8 meetings between AIK and Falkenberg.

AIK vs Falkenberg: Prediction

AIK are on strong run of form while Falkenberg had struggled all way through the season. Also AIK had never lost to their Sunday’s opponent at home. Coming on the back of a 9 match unbeaten run in the league the hosts emerge as clean favorites to win both halves here.

The first leg clash between these sides at Falkenberg witnessed a high scoring thriller which finished 3-2 in favor of the AIK. I expect a similar kind of battle here, but AIK had improve in defense off late. So my correct score prediction for this match is a 3-1 win for the hosts.

AIK vs Falkenberg: Tips

  1. Over 2.5 goals.
  2. AIK to win HT/FT.

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