Our prediction for this Champions League match:
A place in the Champions League second qualifying round will be at stake when AIK and Ararat-Armenia face each other at Friends Arena on Wednesday evening. The Swedish champions aim to overcome a one-goal deficit in front of home fans and seeing that they have turned their stadium into a real fortress, Rikard Norling’s troops are seen as favourites to win the second leg.
A man to watch in the home team will be Norway international Tarik Elyounoussi, who has been scoring goals for fun in the Swedish top flight so far this term. Ararat-Armenia, on the other hand, recorded six wins in previous seven games in all competitions, meaning that they are brimming with confidence ahead of the trip to Stockholm. Nonetheless, considering that AIK are a real force to be reckoned with at home, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed.