AIK vs Malmo: Preview and Prediction

AIK vs Malmo:
Swedish Allsvenskan.
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Kick-Off – 16:30 UK Time.
Venue: Friends Arena (Solna).

Current Swedish league leaders Malmo travel to Solna to take on AIK at the Friends Arena on Sunday evening.

AIK Solna were held to a 1-1 draw away from form by Kalmar, which saw them drop to 5th in the league table. But they are on a 7 match unbeaten run in the league, winning 4 during the period. However they were held to draws in the last two league outings. Their home form is somehow inconsistent, though they are unbeaten at the Friends Arena this season with 2 wins and 4 draws from 6 matches.

Malmo, with their narrow 1-0 win against Orebro in the last round registered their fifth straight win in the league to maintain the 3 points gap at the top of the table against the second placed Norrkoping. They had a turbulent start to this season campaign after losing two of the first three games. They are now fighting back brilliantly and are the most in-form team in the league after winning 9 of the last 10 games.

AIK vs Malmo: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Overall (40 matches): Malmo – 17 wins, AIK – 12 wins, Draws – 11.
  • AIK at home vs Malmo (20 matches): 11 wins, 2 draws, 7 losses.
  • AIK remained unbeaten in the two league meetings of 2015 season, winning 2-1 at home and drawing 0-0 in the away leg.
  • Malmo had only lost once in the last 6 meetings against AIK, with 3 wins and 2 draws.

AIK vs Malmo: Prediction

The matches between AIK and Malmo are closely contested battles and on current form both team go in with equal chances to take maximum points. However fatigue will become an issue for AIK as they are involved in Thursday’s Europa League qualification match against Europa FC of Gibraltar. This force me to slightly favour Malmo to get something out of this match, also considering the fact that the visitors are on good scoring form, while AIK had struggled in front of the goal lately.

AIK vs Malmo: Tips

Double Chance – Malmo/Draw.
Under 2.5 goals.

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