Kalmar vs AIK:
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016,
Kick-Off: 16:30 UK
Venue: Guldfageln Arena (Kalmar).
Title hopefuls AIK Solna restart their Swedish Allsvenskan campaign with a trip to mid-table side Kalmar on Sunday evening.
The hosts Kalmar are currently sitting 9th in the table with 16 points from their 12 matches. The affairs at the middle of the table is not that comfortable as there is only a 6 point gap between 6 to 14 positions in the table.
Kalmar went into the mid-season break on the back of a 4 match unbeaten run and had only lost once in their last 7. However their home record this season is a moderate one with 2 wins and 2 draws from 6 matches played so far.
AIK finished third in the 2015 Allsvenskan season and made it to the Europa League first qualifying round. They had passed the first test by defeating Bala Town from Wales on a 4-0 aggregate over two legs played on 30 June and 7 July. They are currently 4th in the league at a 5 point distance from league leaders Malmo and will be surely fancying their chances to mount a serious title challenge this term.
AIK are on a 6 match unbeaten run in the Swedish league, with 4 wins and 2 draws. They are unbeaten at home so far this season, but won just 2 and drawn 4 out of 6. However they are much effective on the road as they had won in 4 out of 6 away games so far.
Kalmar vs AIK: Head-to-Head Stats
- Overall (29 matches): AIK – 12 wins, Kalmar – 8 wins, Draws – 9.
- Kalmar at home vs AIK (14 matches): 5 wins, 4 draws, 5 losses.
- AIK are unbeaten in the last 5 competitive matches against Kalmar, with 2 wins and 3 draws.
- While Kalmar are on a three match unbeaten run at home against AIK, however the last two are draws.
Kalmar vs AIK: Prediction
Both these sides are in some good form and this has the prospect of a highly entertaining clash. But Kalmar haven’t won against AIK in the last 5 attempts, but managed to hold AIK to a stalemate on each of their last two home game. This one could also end up with scores tied, but I believe AIK are slight favourites to edge this contest.
Kalmar haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of the last five home games and AIK have conceded in every away game this season. So backing both teams to score is a better option for this game.
Kalmar vs AIK: Tips
Double Chance – Draw/AIK
Both Teams to Score