FC Sheriff vs AIK
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadionul Sheriff (Tiraspol).
A late goal by Maribor, in the dying minutes of extra time, broke AIK’s hearts in the previous round as they lost that tie on the away goals rule, with the scores being tied at 4-4 on aggregate. The squad had succumbed to a 2-1 defeat on the road, in the first leg, and although they did pull three back at home, it was just not enough.
The loss has consigned them to the Europa League qualifiers, where their first task will be to take on FC Sheriff away from home.
The hosts exited the Champions League last month, and have already picked up a win in the Europa, where they beat Partizani 2-1 on aggregate in their last clash. FC Sheriff are also impressing in their domestic campaign where they are on top of the table with an eleven-point advantage.
FC Sheriff vs AIK Head to head (h2h)
- The two sides have not previously squared up against each other.
FC Sheriff vs AIK Prediction
The home team are currently on a mouth-watering run of form and have admitted defeat just once in their last seventeen games in all competitions. In the league, they have lost just once so far on home soil, and have scored twenty-two goals while conceding just twice.
On the other hand, although AIK have been doing well in their outings within the Allsvenskan, the Swedish outfit have been struggling in tasting success in their last two trips across Europe.
With home advantage safely under their belt, you can count on FC Sheriff to come out on top against their counterparts when they lock horns this week.
Irrespective of the final result, both sides have been consistent in getting their names on the scoresheet in all of their recent games and have not been shy when it comes to racking up the goals tally. So it is certainly safe to expect goals down either side of the pitch by the end of the ninety minutes on Thursday
FC Sheriff vs AIK Betting tips
Full time result: FC Sheriff @ 2.60 (8/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).