AIK took advantage of the easier fixture against the recently-promoted Degerfors to open the new season with a three-pointer at their Friends Arena. The team led by Bartosz Grzelak controlled the game and deservedly claimed an easy clean-sheet win by scoring a goal in each half. Gnaget will be hoping to use the momentum and pick up a positive result from the second round clash on Monday afternoon when they travel to Goteborg to battle IFK at Gamla Ullevi.
Blavitt did little to hurt Orebro’s goal in the first round’s goalless draw nine days ago. Ronald Nilsson’s men made no more than seven attempts (three on target) in the game. In general, they showed a completely opposite performance to the one from pre-season friendlies when they tended to play more attacking football.
Goteborg vs AIK Head-to-head
It is interesting how few draws we’ve seen in the history of this match-up. Only 8 of 55 H2H encounters between the two sides ended without a winner. Goteborg have an opportunity to equal the head to head record at 24 wins for each team with a victory here. Only one of the last six head to head matches between the two outfits saw three or more goal scored. The teams clinched a win apiece when they met each other in the previous term of Allsvenskan.
Goteborg vs AIK Prediction
We wrote about IFK Goteborg’s slow attacking performance in the first match of the season.
AIK are anything but a strong and prolific attacking team which is why we can hardly imagine a festival of big goal-scoring chances when these two likes take on each other. After all, none of the last six head to head meetings between them saw goals scored at both ends.
Based on everything written above, the Under 2.5 goals FT is by far the best betting option here. The home court advantage has played a significant role in the most recent head to head history which is why we are tempted to back IFK Goteborg to pick up a narrow victory here, despite a poor display in the first game.
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