20 May 2016, Falkenbergs IP, 17:00
Falkenberg conceded 4 goals in the last round at home and lost the game. The loss means that they’re still in last place and that the gap with the teams above them has increased. Falkenberg are in need of a win but will have a tough assignment in front of them facing an AIK that are strengthened from a derby win.H. Araba is going to miss this one due to suspension. His partner up front Z. Krizanovic was subbed off in the last round after 45 minutes and coach Eklund can choose to bench him and start with two new strikers up front. Both J. Karlsson and S. Rodevåg came in before the second half and both have now big chances to begin. Team captain D. Svensson was not in the squad against Häcken due to a hamstring injury and was replaced by E. Kwakwa, who was one of few players that gave a strong performance. Svensson is in the squad but still doubtful to start, and if he cannot play Kwakwa will surely be given the chance to start again. C. Carlsson is back from his injury and is expected to start instead of A. Pelvas, who had a poor game in the last round and was subbed off after 45 minutes. Falkenberg conceded 4 goals in the last game when they kept a balanced team and challenged their opponents for possession.They were punished with counters against them and will now keep a deeper line with a cautious mentality with hopes to be more compact defensively. They prefer to take few risks in the build-up plays and play the longer ball towards their strikers that have aerial ability and are strong target players. They’ll have the same tactic in this one but are also going to want to attack with quick counters because AIK are expected to keep a high line. They’ll focus on keeping a clean sheet for as long as possible, which could lead to a more desperate AIK and more space for Falkenberg to attack on. If Falkenberg concedes a goal they’ll have a hard time finding the motivation to turn the game around due to the low confidence in the team.
Odds: 2.14 Pinnacle Sports