IFK Goteborg vs AIK Betting Tip AIK – 2 July 2020

AIK can continue their recent good record over Goteborg

Marcus Berg / IFK Goteborg ©imago images / TT May 14, 2020

SwedenIFK Goteborg vs AIKSweden
2 July 1800hrs
Football – Sweden – Allsvenskan
Pick AIK
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Odds: 31/20 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 1 July

Regarded as the country’s most fiercest rivalry, Goteborg host AIK in a battle between Sweden’s biggest clubs on Thursday, as both look for consistency at the start of the season.

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IFK Goteborg Preview – Can Goteborg find their first home win of the campaign to go above rivals?

It’s only four games into the season but it will still be seen as a frustrating start for Goteborg and their coach Poya Asbaghi. Their one win so far has come against newly-promoted Varberg whilst they have also progressed into the next round of the cup with an extra-time success against Hammarby. Both of those matches have come on their travels whilst they also took a point away to Sirius in the most recent game.

The disappointing aspect so far has been their home form where Goteborg have managed just one point from their first two matches.


Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 1 July)


Defeat to Elfsborg on the opening day of the season and a draw against Mjallby is not the sort of start to the home campaign that IFK were looking for as they aim to improve on their seventh placed finish from last season.

Ashbaghi will take some comfort from the fact that in their two league draws, his team have come back with late goals to earn a point and he’ll be hoping that same resilience is on show as Goteborg approach what is seen as their biggest game of the season.

AIK Preview – Will AIK make it a third consecutive away win to keep pace with early leaders?

AIK were one of four teams challenging for the championship last season in what was one of the most remarkable title races seen anywhere in Europe for a long time. The Stockholm team eventually finished in fourth, just four points off top spot and ultimately unable to retain the title from the year before. Rikard Norling will be looking to put in a serious challenge to finish top this time around and their start has been promising.

Currently fourth, AIK are can go three points behind the early pacesetters Norrkoping with a win on Thursday. Incidentally, it’s the current leaders who are responsible for AIK’s only defeat so far. And it was a thumping 4-1 loss.

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That is the only real disappointment in league, although they have lost heavily to Malmo in the Swedish Cup as well. It was a 2-2 draw at home to that opponent last time out in a game where they had a two goal lead and will feel they should have held on. Especially as that is against one of their likely title rivals.

Where AIK have shone is away from home in the league with good wins against Orbero and Hammarby – the latter of whom in the big Stockholm derby. It would make a very good start to season if they can beat their other huge rivals on Thursday.

IFK Goteborg vs AIK Betting Advice

This remains the biggest match in Sweden as the two clubs with the largest supporters from the two major cities in the country go face to face. AIK have enjoyed more success of late and they come into this game as favourites as well despite it being away from home.

AIK’s dominance over Goteborg of late is evidenced by the fact they have won four of the last five games against their rivals.

Key Facts – IFK Goteborg vs AIK Betting Tip

  • It’s been a frustrating start for Goteborg with just one win in their first four games
  • 2018 champions AIK have won both away games so far, beating Orebro and Hammarby
  • AIK have won four of the last five meetings of this fixture

Goteborg without a win at home so far this season will be desperate to end that here against AIK but the visitors have been very good on the road in the league. It’s likely to be a tense encounter but without a home support to roar the team on, I’m taking AIK to get all three points.

The best betting odds for IFK Goteborg vs AIK

IFK Goteborg to win: 2/1 888Sport
Draw: 11/5 at 888Sport
AIK to win: 7/5 at 888Sport