Our prediction for this Sweden Allsvenskan match:
AIK will be aiming to make amends for a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Kalmar when they take on Ostersunds at Jamtkraft Arena on Sunday afternoon. The title-chasing side need to get back on course as soon as possible, but it has to be noted that they will be with one eye on the Europa League game against Celtic when they face Ostersunds on Matchday 21.
Tired legs could prove to be a big problem for AIK footballers this time out, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the away team. Ian Burchnall’s troops, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Elfsborg, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the reigning champions this time out.
Highlighted Team (Ostersunds):
Against all odds, Ostersunds made it to the 2017/2018 Europa League group stages. Despite being regarded as big underdogs in the two-legged tie against PAOK, the Swedish club did well to shock the Greek side in the play-off round and, as a result, they will have a chance to prove their worth on the big stage.
Ostersunds will face the likes of Zorya, Hertha and Athletic Bilbao in Group J and they will welcome their rivals at their Jamtkraft Arena. The stadium was opened on July 13, 2007 and the capacity of the venue is 8.466. Ostersunds, who were promoted to the Swedish top flight in 2016, did well to win the 2016/2017 Swedish Cup and that is considered as the club’s biggest success. The club was founded in 1996 and they are well known for their jerseys with red and black stripes.
Ostersunds play their away games in white shirts and white shorts and the likes of Saman Ghoddos, Jamie Hopcutt, Jamal Blackman, Samuel Mensiro, Michael Tidser, David Accam, Brian Wake, Lee Makel and Connor Ripley are the notable footballers who played for the Swedish club in the past.