Europa League Qualifying Round Game of the DayPublished July 17, 2014 by Sol FH
Linfield vs AIK tonight in the second qualifying round of the Europa League live from Friends Arena, Stockholm.
The Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round gets underway tonight (7:45 pm UK time) with games across the board. After an exhilarating first round it's time to separate the winners from the losers and get closer to finding out this year's winner. There were 6 sides that joined the league for the second qualifying round and AIK is one of them. Linfield is still in and looking strong with great team performances from their roster.
Live from Friends Arena
Tonight's game is the first time since last year that AIK gets to show what they are made of. After rising to second place in the Swedish League (Allsvenskan), AIK is looking strong and being the home team tonight has made them the outright favorite. Eero Markkanen has been hot at Forward for AIK as well as Nabil Bahoui in the Midfield both with 6 goals already this year. In recent months AIK has improved drastically in comparison with last season. This has to do with a couple of factors. First is the new stadium that they received which is the same as the Swedish National Team stadium, and secondly because of the fact that they have the biggest following of any Allsvenskan team.
Linfield has won 1 game and were held to a draw over the first 2 games in the Europa League. Arguably the best team in Northern Ireland, Linfield's players are working like a well oiled machine this year. They have two names on "top ten" lists in different Europa League categories including Michael Carvill, tied for 6th top scorer, and, Aaron Burns whom is tied for second in assists. To get a win tonight, Linfield will need to overcome the fans at Friends Arena and a fast AIK squad that is looking to make an entrance into the Europa League at their expense.
Online Sports Betting Markets
bet365 Sports has all the Europa League markets for all of the games tonight. After a short search it is evident that bet365 has the best lines and odds for the Europa League 2nd qualifying round which includes Linfield vs AIK. The visitors from N. Ireland are at 3.40 to win outright while the Swedes are at 1.90. There are also markets for amount of goals scored, correct score and much more.