2019 Swedish Allsvenskan – GIF Sundsvall vs AIK Preview & Prediction

THE LOWDOWN

When does GIF Sundsvall vs AIK kick off? Friday 24th May 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is GIF Sundsvall vs AIK being played? NP3 Arena, Sundsvall

What television channel is GIF Sundsvall vs AIK on? Bet365 (International) / TV2 Sport Premium 2 & TV2 Sumo (Norway) / C More Play & C More Fotball (Sweden)

Where can I stream GIF Sundsvall vs AIK? Registered users of Bet365 can stream the match via their website

Where can I get tickets for GIF Sundsvall vs AIK? https://gifsundsvall.ebiljett.nu/?q=6aa69599-3159-4d31-b7d1-0d5d3581c77e&p=99696b99-9d93-4ad9-9981-00957e9fbc87&ts=1558509044&c=ebiljettnu&e=gifsundsvall&rt=Safetynet&h=27a066e6c663087495f272414c163ced

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Last meeting: AIK 0-0 GIF Sundsvall (4th November 2018)

League position: GIF Sundsvall: 14th with 8 points / AIK: 3rd with 20 points

Last match: Norrköping 2-0 GIF Sundsvall / AIK 2-0 Falkenberg

TEAM NEWS

GIF SUNDSVALL

  • Sundsvall come into this match having lost their last four games and that does not bode well as they welcome an in-form AIK to the NP3 Arena as they desperately need to snap this poor run of form and move up the table.

  • The club are experiencing various issues off the pitch as much has been made about the financial crisis they find themselves in so along with the tough form on the pitch, the mood around the camp is particularly poor right now.

  • They are not helped by injuries as midfielder Oliver Berg has been ruled out of the Spring half of the season along with Omar Eddahri so that reduces coach Joel Cedergren’s option for team selection.

Predicted line-up (3-4-3): Eskelinen; Carlos Gracia, Blomqvist, Pol Moreno; Tamimi, David Batanero, Ciercoles, Myrestam; Sema, Hallenius, Wilson

Unavailable: Omeje (Injured), Eddahri (Injured), Bjorkander (Injured), Berg (Injured)

Doubtful:

AIK

  • AIK come into this match in third place with 20 points which is their joint second-best start to a season after ten rounds of matches in the last 25 years so confidence is good among the defending league champions right now.

  • They have won their last four matches in a row now and they come off a comfortable 2-0 home win over bottom-club Falkenberg on Monday thanks to two second half goals from Tarik Elyounoussi and he has scored seven goals in this four-match winning streak.

  • There is little reason for coach Rikard Norling to change things around and he has no new injury worries to be concerned with so there is every chance that he names the same starting eleven for this match.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): O. Linner; Dimitriadis, Karlsson, Mets; Sundgren, Larsson, Adu, Hussein, Saletros; Henok Goitom, Elyounoussi

Unavailable: Ekstrand (Injured), Nyholm (Injured)

Doubtful: Lundstrom (Injured), Obasi (Injured), Sigthorsson (Injured)

EXPERT ANALYSIS

Contrasting form for both of these teams coming into this game as hosts Sundsvall have lost their last four league matches in a row, while visitors AIK have won their last four. Injuries are not helping Sundsvall while financial issues behind the scenes are cause for concern. AIK on the other hand are flying and in their best form of the season so far. They should be capable of dispatching Sundsvall here and collecting another three points.

TOP BETTING TIP

AIK (draw no bet) 2/5