Vorskla vs AIK
Europa Conference League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022
Kick-off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Tele2 Arena.
Vorskla and AIK will play in a match of their first-leg of Europa Conference League Qualification – quarter finals. These two sides will be seen battling it out this Thursday at Tele2 Arena which being the neutral location and the winner will advance into the semis.
Vorskla reached this stage of the Conference League after finishing in 5th position in the Ukrainian Championship last season. Afterwards the league got suspended following Russia’s Ukraine invasion, with no winner crowned. Their previous Europa League group phase appearances came in 2011 and 2018.
The Ukrainian outfit enters this game with a remarkable 7-0 victory against Legionovia, in a club friendly. They will go into this game slightly underwhelming, as it’ll be their first competitive game since their last league outing in February earlier this year.
On the other side, AIK qualified for this continental fixture after finishing third in the Swedish top division. Since both the legs of this tie will take place in Stockholm, AIK could somewhat feel it as if they will be playing at home. They too have reached to European group stages in their history, namely the 1999 Champions League and 2012 Europa League.
The Swedish side will go into this encounter after a 1-0 Allsvenskan win to defeat Kalmar in their last fixture. They have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 7 goals in all. In defense, they have seen their frailties exposed and needs an urgent attention.
Both these sides had never crossed paths each other and this will be their first ever encounter.
Vorskla vs AIK Prediction
AIK have won just 10 of the 18 qualification ties, falling to Celtic in the play-off round three years ago. One thing they have an upperhand here is they are already playing for the domestic league so they remain more competent. They are currently third in Allsvenskan, unbeaten in 12 of the 15 games played so far.
Meanwhile, Vorskla will come into this game heavily amateurish and deprived of game time, which could severely impact them. They have actually lost their last 3 qualification ties, falling to Kuopion Palloseura 12 months ago.
On considering the current form and experience in this platform, AIK come in as the huge favorites.
Vorskla vs AIK Betting tips
AIK to win @ 1.50 odds.
AIK to win & No BTTS @ 2.10 odds.