AIK – IFK Goteborg
AIK hosts IFK Goteborg in a match from the 5th round of the Swedish Allsvenskan.
AIK started the new season pretty good. They are currently 2nd in the league standings with 8 points, being only behind the leader Hammarby. In four matches played so far, AIK are unbeaten – 2 wins and 2 draws. They started the campaign with a win against Dalkurd, which was followed by a draw with Malmo. A win over Djurgarden followed, before making a 1-1 draw against Orebro in the last round.
Last season AIK finished second in the league, being only behind the champion Malmo. Now AIK’s goal will be to win the league and improve their performance from the last campaign. Most surely they have a good enough team to do this. It all depends on how their season will go.
IFK Goteborg started the new season with 2 wins and 2 losses. They won against Trelleborg and Dalkurd, but suffered defeats versus Hammarby and Ostersunds. Right now Goteborg are 6th in the Allsvenskan standings with 6 points, being on par with the 7th Orebro.
Last season Goteborg finished 10th in the Allsvenskan. We can’t say that it was much of a successful season for the club. For sure they will try to do better during the new campaign. They started in a little bit an inconsistent way, but the season is long. They would have more time to improve.
This shall be a good game between two teams who are motivated to improve their performance from the last season. Of course, AIK are favourites here. Based on quality, home ground advantage and even league position. AIK have to catch up with Hammarby and they know it. Meanwhile Goteborg will make a solid statement, if they manage to win against AIK away from home.