Anders Torstensson’s visitors go into the clash against their resurgent hosts in poor form, but Al Hain-Cole expects their attacking approach to provide plenty of goalmouth actionAIK welcome Mjallby to the Friends Arena on Monday evening, hoping to continue their recent surge up the Allsvenskan table.
After a slow start to the season, Andreas Alm’s men have now gone five games without defeat, and are clear 8/15 (1.53) favourites with Paddy Power to pick up their fifth win in six.
On the other hand, the visitors have lost three of their last four, and are outsiders at 9/2 (5.50) to end a run of four consecutive away defeats with victory in Stockholm.
Anders Torstensson’s outfit have only drawn one league game this season, but you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them claiming a share of the spoils tonight.
This lack of stalemates is indicative of Mjallby’s entertaining approach to the game, which usually ensures plenty of goalmouth action at either end of the pitch.
While only two sides have hit the back of the net more often than the guests in the league this season, only three have conceded more than their 22 goals in 13 games, making a low-scoring encounter seem extremely unlikely this evening.
A bet on over 2.5 goals would have paid out in seven of the away side’s last eight Allsvenskan fixtures, and should be safe at 8/11 (1.73) when they take on a team who have scored 11 goals in their last four home games.
Despite picking up just seven points from their last available 21, Torstensson’s side have actually gone ahead in five of those seven fixtures, and will be keen to start quickly tonight as they attempt to end their poor recent run.
With that in mind, it is well worth backing the visitors to get the ball rolling against a side with just one clean sheet in their last 11, especially at tempting 9/5 (2.80) odds.
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