AIK are currently five points behind the leader Goteborg, so there are no place for calculations.
AIK played three matches after the international break and have two victories and one draw. They managed to beat Brommapojkarna and Helsinborg, while shared the points with Mjallby. The coach Andreas Alm should be satisfied with the results, but he has other kind of problems – the indiscipline. One of the most experienced players, 36 years-old Daniel Majstorovic are refusing to play for the club and skip the trainings last week. Majstorovic, a former national team player, is not satisfied with the status in the club. I am sure his behavior spoiled the atmosphere in the squad. His absence is also a handicap in the center of the defense.
Hacken also played three games after the international break. The results are not bad at all, they obtained two victories. Hacken managed to beat Halmstad and Malmo, while lost from Atvidabergs. The coach Peter Gerhardsson will try to use the positive momentum for another good result. Hacken will play this match without pressure.
I think AIK is closer to the victory on this match. They have the home advantage and we should not underestimate that fact. Next, the quality is on their side. It is true that Hacken made a big surprise by beating Malmo in the last round, but I don’t expect surprises everyday. Just to mention, Hacken suffered a heavy 5:0 defeat when visited Helsinborg during May.
AIK have a strong home record against Hacken in the recent history. They have five victories and one draw in the new century. AIK should win this match.