Hacken vs AIK Stockholm
Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Bravida Arena, Goteborg.
Bravida Arena will play host to one of the most entertaining clashes of the mid-week Matchday in Allsvenskan as Hacken are about to take on the second-placed AIK. The hosts will be looking to return on the winning ways after falling 2-0 away at the defending champions Malmo FF at the weekend. Prior to the loss at Swedbank Arena, Getingarna destroyed the likes of Trelleborg and Elfsborg with an impressive 8-0 goal difference in these two wins.
AIK are yet to suffer a defeat this season. The defensive line is once again the strongest part of the team for last term’s runners-up as Gnaget shipped league low five goals in the opening ten games of the season. They allowed just one in last three league outings as head coach Rikard Norling will be happy after seeing his men rebound from back-to-back draws by beating table-toppers Hammarby 0-1 in the city derby at Tele2 Arena.
Hacken vs AIK: Head-to-head
AIK have been the dominant side in the history of head to head outings against Hacken.
Gnaget won 20, drew 8 and lost just 2 of 30 H2H affairs with Getingarna.
AIK bagged as many as six goals in a demolishing win over Hacken in their previous H2H encounter which took place in September last year at Bravida Arena.
Hacken vs AIK: Prediction
AIK will come into the game in higher spirits after beating the runaway leaders Hammarby in the weekend’s Allsvenskan derby. The gap at the top of the standings is thus reduced down to three points and a win here would push Norling’s side lock on points with Hammarby.
Hacken showed strength against weaker sides, but they were just powerless in the 2-0 loss to Malmo FF. They are about to take on the league’s best defensive line and we’d not be surprised to see them fail to score in the second consecutive game here. You can back AIK to keep a clean sheet at the sky-high 3.50 odds here.
Punters who prefer safer options can try with AIK not to lose at the odds of 1.61, while the visitors are 3.10 to back up the win over Hammarby and clinch a three-pointer at Bravida Arena.
Hacken vs AIK: Bet Tips
- AIK or Draw Double Chance @ 1.61
- AIK to keep a clean sheet @ 3.50.