Hammarby vs AIK: Preview and Prediction

Hammarby vs AIK:
Swedish Allsvenskan
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Kick-off: 14:00 UK Time
Venue: Tele2 Arena (Stockholm).

A relegation threatened Hammarby face a tough test when they host top table hopefuls AIK Solna on Sunday afternoon.

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Hammarby were blown out of proportion in their previous fixture at home last weekend by the rock bottom side Gefle. The visitors rushed to a 3-0 lead at the break, but an invigorated performance by Hammarby in the early parts of second half set the scores at 3-3. They lost away to Hacken in the previous week and are now without a win in the last two. They remain with just one win from their previous 10 matches and rightly stay at the 14th place in the league table, the last and final relegation spot.

AIK Solna are coming on the back of the Europa League qualifying round victory against Europa FC in midweek and are dealt with a tough draw against Greek giants Panathinaikos in the next round. They will be prioritizing the hunt for European glory, but have a good chance for challenging for Swedish Allsvenskan title this season. They are currently fifth in the standings at a 7 point gap from league leaders Malmo. Their position should have been better, but they had drawn in each of their last three league fixtures, dropping 6 points. They haven’t lost a league match since April and are unbeaten in the last 8 games.

Hammarby vs AIK: Head-to-Head Stats

  • Overall (30 matches): AIK – 15 wins, Hammarby – 8 wins, Draws – 7.
  • Hammarby at home vs AIK (14 matches): 2 wins, 4 draws, 8 losses.
  • The teams faced-off each other in the quarter finals of this season’s Svenska Cup, which was won by Hammarby on penalties after the scores tied at 1-1 at full time.
  • Hammarby were winners of the same fixture last season by 1-0, while they lost the away fixture 0-2.

Hammarby vs AIK: Prediction

Hammarby had found it pretty hard to win games later, whether its at home or away and they will go in as huge underdogs. While AIK is a quality side and will be desperate for a win after their last three mixtures end in draws. Also, AIK haven’t lost a league game since the last week of April.

My prediction for this game is a 2-1 win for the visiting side, and I back both teams to score and expect over 2.5 goals.

Hammarby vs AIK: Tips

  1. AIK to win.
  2. Over 2.5 goals.
  3. Both Teams to Score.