Sirius vs AIK
Sweden – Allsvenskan
Date: Sunday, 6th August 2017
Kick-off at 16:30 UK / 17:30 CET
Venue: Studenternas IP, Uppsala.
One of the most exciting matches of Allsvenskan Round 18 will take place in Uppsala, where Sirius host AIK. The two sides are occupying the 3rd and the 4th place, respectively, with AIK having a game at hand. Therefore, a victory over the direct rival in the race for UEFA zone could be the deciding at the end of the season.
The hosts are enjoying their first season after promotion. Third place after the exactly half of the season is undoubtedly an impressive performance for any newly-promoted team. However, they are only half-way through so Sirius need to continue with convincing performances.
They are now unbeaten for six games in the domestic league during which they registered four wins and two draws. In Uppsala, Sirius are unbeaten since their first home game among the elite.
AIK suffered the extremely painful Europa League exit last Thursday. They were even with Braga until the very last minute of Extra Time, when Braga scored the winning goal. AIK’s goalkeeper Linner will have a lot on his mind after the comical goal he conceded.
AIK’s performance will be heavily dependent on the state of their mind ahead of the match. Thursday’s match was a huge blow for their confidence and three days are probably too little time for both physical and psychological recovery.
Sirius vs AIK: Head-to-head
The two sides met three times so far. Twice in the competitive matches in addition to a club friendly. Each time AIK triumphed with the minimal result of 1-0.
Sirius vs AIK: Prediction
Sirius are in a huge advantage here. They are playing on the home turf, and they are fresh, unlike their opposition. Also, the visitors have suffered a huge motivational blow, so Sirius will most add another home triumph.
Sirius vs AIK: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Sirius +0 Asian Handicap at the odds of 2.00.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Sirius to win at the odds of 2.80.