AIK vs FC Sheriff
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Friends Arena (Stockholm).
AIK started the first leg with a bang, as they found the back of the net twice in the opening twelve minutes. It becomes sweeter for the Swedish team’s fans when taking into consideration the away status of these goals.
The squad could have held on longer to the lead, and make their progress to the next stage an almost certainty. But a penalty in the 56th minute put the aggregate at 1-2.
At present, Stockholm has more reasons to rejoice. They have the home advantage, along with the lead in the aggregate scoreline. Moreover, Sheriff clearly plays in an inferior league.
AIK vs FC Sheriff Head-to-head (h2h)
The first leg of the tie served as the only game between these two.
AIK vs FC Sheriff Prediction
Sheriff will have to score at least two goals without conceding in the regulation ninety minutes to have a shot at going further in the competition. But they face massive odds in the process.
The team takes part in the considerably inferior Moldovan National Division, and to just pile on, they have to do this seemingly impossible task on the road.
In addition, AIK won seven of their last eight overall games and scored two or more goals in all seven. At home, they went unbeaten in 22 of their last 23 ties and scored three or more goals in three of their last four appearances there. Their last two home Champions League fixtures also have the same story to tell.
Finally, Sheriff, who was winless in both their last two continental match-ups, is rightfully considered the underdogs in this encounter.
AIK vs FC Sheriff Betting Tips
AIK to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Score the First Goal: AIK @ 1.40 (2/5).