AIK vs Vorskla
Europa Conference League Qualification
Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Friends Arena.
AIK play host to Vorskla in a match of their second-leg of Europa Conference League Qualification. Wednesday’s game could witness the same intensity from the first-leg, as both sides battle it out at Friends Arena.
Last week, these two sides met at Tele2 Arena where a 3-2 victory was secured by Vorskla. Both sides bagged 2 goals each in the first-half while Artem Chelyadin found the back of the net in the second-half giving the Ukrainian side a lead at the end of 90 minutes.
AIK are hoping to win again following a 3-2 Allsvenskan win over Varnamo. But the side have seen their defense breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals during that time.
On the other side, Vorskla have qualified for the Conference League qualifiers after being in 5th place when the season got suspended following Russia’s Ukraine invasion, with no winner crowned. But they somehow found a victory, last time and this will be their true test to to hold onto the lead while playing away.
AIK vs Vorskla Head-to-head (h2h)
- They faced off against each other in a friendly in 2015, which ended in a goal-less draw.
- Their first-leg saw a 3-2 win for the Ukrainian side.
- Vorskla have not beaten Swedish opponents in their three most recent meetings since 2015.
AIK vs Vorskla Prediction
AIK are currently third in Allsvenskan, unbeaten in 13 of the 16 games played so far. One thing they have an advantage here is, they are already playing for the domestic league so they remain more competent. The side have won just 10 of the 18 qualification ties, falling to Celtic in the play-off round three years ago.
The hosts have been impressive at home losing only once from the last 16 home matches played so far. They recently beat Varnamo at home so they feel confident coming here.
Meanwhile, Vorskla won the last 2 away games in a row bagging 9 goals in total. Their previous Europa League group phase appearances came in 2011 and 2018 and they couldn’t make much impact there.
Considering their current form at home, we feel that a home win is likely to occur and they could turn things around this time at home.
AIK vs Vorskla Betting tips
AIK to win & BTTS @ 3.60 odds.
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 odds.