AIK Stockholm vs. Malmo / Allsvenskan – This Sunday in the 14th round of the strongest Swedish league brings us a few derby matches, and we have decided to analyse this between two old rivals AIK and Malmo. Otherwise, the team of AIK currently occupies fifth place in the table with seven points behind the leading Malmo, but perhaps the most important thing to mention here is that both teams have not felt the bitterness of defeat for a long time. As for their duel from last season, there were no goals in Malmo, while AIK celebrated with 2-1 in Stockholm. Begins: 17.07.2016. – 17:30 CET
The team of AIK has thus also broke a series of five games without a win in duels with Malmo, so they firmly believe in their team that they can now also come to a good result, especially because they are in great form for a long time. But all this has somehow coincided with the arrival of new coach Norling in May this year, given that they since then recorded four wins and two draws in the championship, while they in Europa League first in the first qualifying round celebrated twice with 2-0 win over Welsh Bala Town and then last Thursday in the first match of the second qualifying round at home with 1-0 over the team College Europe.
However, many believed that AIK will have a much easier job against the little known team from Gibraltar, but they scored that only goal at the very end, thanks to their reservist Sandberg. We must also know that Norling experimented with composition in that match a little bit, probably with the intention to keep some of his key players for this much more important championship match with the leading Malmo. This is why we now expect that AIK will perform in their current strongest team, in which only the previously injured midfielder Etuhu will not be able to compete.
Probable lineups AIK Stockholm: Carlgren – Hauksson, Karlsson, Hooiveld, Johansson – Yasin, Saletros, Ofori, Ishizaki – Isak, Strandberg
Unlike AIK, the team of Malmo has no obligations in Europe this season and are therefore they are fully committed to the national championship, with only one purpose, and that is winning the 19th consecutive title of Swedish champions. They are obviously on the right path to do so because they are in a series of five consecutive victories, which has actually led them to the leading position in the table, with three points more than the reigning champion Norrkoping. In addition, these results are even more important when we know that their coach Kuhn at that time could not count on some very important players, because they had international duties at EURO and America.
So he decided to rest them last weekend at home against Orebro, when they celebrated with 1-0, but now in this derby with AIK, Malmo will probably be at full strength, including the returnees Arnason , Yotun and Lewicki. However, in the meantime, they lost three players, goalkeeper Azinovi and midfielders Molins and Johansson, while they at the same time from the Swiss Basel brought the experienced defender Safari, but he will probably wait a little bit for his debut for Malmo.
Probable lineups Malmo: Wiland – Tinnerholm, Bengtsson, Arnason, Yotun – Berget, Adu, Lewicki, Eikrem – Kjartansson, Rosenberg
AIK Stockholm vs. Malmo PICK
Regardless of this great series of five wins, which also led Malmo to the leading position, we must also bear in mind that the team of AIK has not been defeated in the last 12 games, so it is quite realistic to expect that they will now in this great Swedish derby come to at least a draw.
Pick: Asian Handicap +0.5 AIK
Odds: 1.61 at betvictor (down to 1.57 can be played)