AIK vs IFK Norrkoping (By: Dajkula)
AIk welcomes Norrkoping in the 13`th round of the Allsvenskan. And in the 14`th they play with Malmo. So, it is really crunch time for AIK this week. AIK, as the reigning champion didn`t start all that good. They won just 1 of the first 4 matches and it seemed this will not be their season. Things have picked up though and now AIK is right back in contention. They look much more solid in defense but a lot more potent in attack. The attacker Elyonoussi has been rampant scoring 9 goals so far in 12 matches. He hasn`t been backed greatly though. There has been some reshuffling in the team but the coach said they will reinforce shortly. The biggest news is that they sold the key defender Sundgren(12-3) to Aris and those are the shoes somebody will have to fill.
Also, they will miss today Jesper Nyholm, Stefan Silva, Robert Lundström, Adam Ben Lamin, Heradi Rashidi , Magnar Ødegaard, Joel Ekstrand. None of them are key players and is long term absence, mostly.
Aik is in good form, especially at home. Here, they have 5-1-0 with 9:2 gd. Rarely anyone scores against them and that is something Norrkoping will have to change today. AIK is third with 24 points but they have a game less played than Malmo. AIK dominates this duel in recent encounters and Norrkoping won just 1 in 7.
Norrkoping is ranked 7`th with 18 points but they are hard to beat. They lost just twice this season but they played too many draws so far. There is nothing bad that can be said about the attack as Larrson and Nyman make a good duo scoring 11 so far. The problem is with the defense that is exposed often and on away ground especially. Norrkoping`s problems when playing on natural grass are well known so they prepared for this game in Falkenberg. Norrkoping has conceded 10 goals away from home but after the bad start to the season, they tightened up a bit.
For today, Norrkoping will be without their key playmaker Fransson(12-1) and the coach will need to do some serious movements in the midfield. Defender Jakobsen(7-0) is a doubt.
AIK is the hosts in this tie and them good some good results behind them. The visitors are hard to beat and though the possibility of a draw is there, I will take AIK to just edge this.
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AIK vs IFK Norrkoping predictions
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AIK vs IFK Norrkoping betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).