AIK vs Elfsborg Betting Tip Both teams to score – 6 August 2020

Struggling AIK hoping to bounce back to form

Fernandez Portillo / Elfsborg ©imago images / TT 11.08.2019

SwedenAIK vs ElfsborgSweden
5 August 1800hrs
Football – Sweden – Allsvenskan
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 4/5 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 5 August

High-flying Elfsborg will be hoping to maintain their position in third spot as they visit an AIK team who have struggled through the early stages of the campaign.

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AIK Preview – Can AIK return to winning ways having taken just two points from their last four games?

It’s been a season to forget so far for AIK who find themselves in 11th spot and with only three wins from their first 12 games. It’s a far cry from their success in 2018 when they won the title. This time around, unless they drastically improve their form, they will be looking over their shoulders this season and attempting to avoid the drop. Heading into Thursday’s game and AIK are just three points outside the relegation zone and two away from the relegation playoff position.

Their recent run of gaining only two points from their previous four games does little to inspire confidence that they will turn things around anytime soon.

Our betting prediction:
Over 2.5 goals

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 5 August)


AIK’s only home win so far this season came in the middle of July when defeating Sirius 1-0. They have since been beaten by champions Djurgarden. Their only other defeat at home was a 4-1 thrashing against the current leaders Norrkoping. Add in draws with Malmo and Falkenberg and it’s been a very mixed bag lacking any consistency.

Bartosz Grzelak – the former assistant manager of Sweden’s U21 side – was recently appointed as boss of AIK following the dismissal of Rikard Norling. It’s the first managerial change in four years at the club and the new guy will be hoping to build on his first match which ended in a goalless draw.

Elfsborg Preview – Are Elfsborg set for all three point to keep them on the tails of the leaders?

Whilst their opponents have found this season a struggle, Elfsborg have been a surprise package and will travel to Stockholm on Thursday in third position (at the time of writing). Jimmy Thelin’s team had a strong end to last season, eventually finishing in eighth, and have so far been able to transfer that form into this new campaign. They head a pack of chasing teams looking to close on the top two who they themselves are four points behind.

A title challenge may well be beyond them but Elfsborg will be looking to maintain their current position and push for Europe if possible.

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The key to Elfsborg’s success so far is the points they have been able to accumulate on their travels. No team has picked up more on the road to this point as they and Malmo have won three and drawn two from their first six away games. The loss (6-0 to Hacken) is the only game where Elsborg have not taken any points thus far.

Young striker Jesper Karlsson is in excellent form at the moment with four goals in his last three games and on course for a very productive season.

AIK vs Elfsborg Betting Advice

Although Elfsborg are the form team coming into this game, it’s not a fixture which they have done well in recently. AIK are unbeaten in their last nine against the visitors – dating all the way back to 2015. In that time the hosts have won six of those matches and would very much welcome making that a seventh in 10 games tomorrow.

It would certainly be the perfect result for Grzelak who takes charge of the team for the first time at home.

Key Facts – AIK vs Elfsborg Betting Tip

  • The 2018 champions have managed just one home win from their first five attempts this season
  • Elfsborg have the joint best away record so far in this campaign with three wins and two draws in six
  • AIK are unbeaten in the last nine runnings of this fixture with Elfsborg last victorious in 2015


This is a fixture that traditionally brings with it goals. 12 of the last 16 have seen both teams scoring and those 16 games have produced 51 goals. It’s the former of those trends I’m interested in tomorrow. Three of AIK’s last five home games have featured this and the same has happened in three of Elfsborg’s last five away matches.

The best betting odds for AIK vs Elfsborg

AIK to win: 6/4 888Sport
Draw: 37/20 at 888Sport
Elfsborg to win: 9/4 at 888Sport