AIK v SIRIUS
AIK has started the season very good – but the injuries don’t seem to have a stop. Wingback Robert Lundström will miss the rest of the season and goalkeeper Oscar Linnér is out for the spring. Sirius also has a lot of injuries and a goalkeeper that is suspended for cocaine…
AIK will probably try to take control of the game early. At home, they have won 3/3 – all with the score 2-0. Question now is – who will take the wingback and who will play up front? Yasin could play wingback and will probably do so, but in attack, there is a question. Stefanelli or Bahoui?
Sirius has only scored two goals this season, both away. Sure, they have played one less game than the other, but there still are some doubts on Sirius. Last game they played the coach of the goalkeepers in goal due to the suspension of Joshua Wicks. Will he get a new start here or will they put former AIK-talent Gustav Nyberg between the sticks?
AIK has played under 2.5 goals in all of their games so far and I don’t think this will be any different. I can see a game that AIK controls and Sirius will just try to keep it 0-0 as far as it’s possible. With Silva, Elyounoussi, and Lundström out, AIK misses a lot of offensive quality. And with a lot of changes in the lineup, I think it will take some time for AIK to really get things going on the attack. 1-0 or 2-0 for AIK here.
Asian Total Goals Betting Recommendation: Under 2.50 goals at 2.000
DJURGÅRDEN v HAMMARBY
Stockholm derby and, full stadium and two teams that have started the season pretty good. Hammarby is top of the table and unbeaten so far. Djurgården sure lost their last derby against AIK but after that, they have a win against Malmö and a draw away against Elfsborg.
One positive thing about Djurgården last two rounds – Jonathan Ring. The winger started the season on the bench, but in the last two rounds he has shown his potential and the form is incoming. In the defense, there still are some doubts – especially on the captain Jonas Olsson. Will he play or not? He sure doesn’t look to be in the right form.
Hammarby is the most positive surprise this season. With a new coach and a lot of new signing, everybody thought that it would take some time for Hammarby. But after four W and one D, the start has been fantastic and the supporters have started to dream. One concern here – central defender Fällman came off injured last round and is a doubt here.
I see an open game here. Hammarby doesn’t really have anything to lose and could go out and attack from the first minute. With Hamad, Tankovic, Khalili, Djurdjic in great shape and Dibba and Zengin as alternatives, Hammarby has strength in the attack. Djurgården really wants to beat their bad trend against Hammarby and show who’s the king of Tele2 Arena.
Asian Total Goals Betting Recommendation: Over 2.50 goals at 1.880
ÖREBRO v DALKURD
Interesting game. A lot of experts had Örebro ahead of Dalkurd in the pre-season expectations and sure, Dalkurd has been interesting and has some quality players. But Örebro has been one of the main positive surprises so far.
Undefeated so far with their new 3-5-2-system that has been working surprisingly good. The midfield with Björnkvist, Besara, Gerzic, Mårtensson, and Rogic has been one of the best midfields in the league so far and it’s by winning the midfield Örebro has been winning games.
At home, Dalkurd has been good. But the gameplan when traveling has been a bit naïve so far. Buya Turay and Sugita have been the best players so far and they must have a good day at work if Dalkurd wants to grab points here.
Örebro looks solid and I really don’t think they will lose here. At home, they were the better team against AIK and IFK Norrköping, away they have done a great job so far. No big injury concerns and with the great confidence, I really do believe that they can keep on with their unbeaten run.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Örebro -0.25 at 1.925