AIK vs Nordsjaelland
UEFA Europa League Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 2nd August 2018
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stockholm’s Olympiastadion.
An early first half goal from teenage midfielder Magnus Andersen helped Nordsjaelland to bag a 1-0 win in the first leg.
AIK will be disappointed as they had an opportunity to level the score in the second half, only for Tarik Elyounoussi to miss the target from 11 meters out.
The team from Stockholm are enjoying a tremendous run of form in Allsvenskan lately. Gnaget are three points clear at the very top of the standings after 15 rounds and they will come into this off the back of three consecutive league wins, including the 5-1 thumping of Brommapojkarna at the weekend.
Meantime, it is early days of league season in Denmark and Nordsjaelland will be in good spirits after bagging 4 points from their opening two games.
AIK vs Nordsjaelland: Head-to-head
The neighbors were meeting for the first time in a competitive match last Thursday.
They did met in a friendly back in 2015, which ended all square at 1-1.
AIK vs Nordsjaelland: Predictions
As we mentioned earlier, AIK will be confident enough to overturn the slim 1-0 defeat last week at Denmark. They are in some fine form and the match being played at their home ground will keep them in high spirits.
The Swedes won 6 and drew 2 of the last 10 home games in Europa League, surely means Nordsjaelland have little room for error in the second leg.
Moreover, AIK are the team with better competitive match fitness as they are halfway through the domestic season. At the same time, Nordsjaelland managed to win just 1 of their last 4 away games at the competition.
We can easily term this as a Scandinavian derby and this is the sort of game which is poised to more physical in nature and produce few goals.
AIK vs Nordsjaelland Betting Tips
Ft – AIK to win at 1.65 odd.
Under 2.5 match goals at 1.87.