PREDICTION FOR Skellefteå AIK – Färjestad BK
After a ten-day break, Färjestad went up to Luleå for a tough away game in the last round. There, the team went on a heavy loss, 4-1, at which point there is some uncertainty about where the team is standing.
Uncertainty is actually the word that best explains or summarizes Skellefteå’s introduction this season. It is not the same weight and obviousness in this team as for a couple of seasons since – it’s a tired but oh so given points to lift – and it’s not really possible to know where the team is standing today. It ends with a play-off place as usual, but can Skellefteå threaten?
Looking at the shape does not make it wiser. Good results are mixed with a clean bottom button and the only thing that feels pretty sure is that at least the team does not get away at home. On the other hand, as late as a month ago, they lost home to the Brynäs bottom team at home.
Färjestad, for its part, started the season as splendid, but has seen a little more limited lately. That flying start has diminished slightly and the score has tapered off. This is mainly due to the fact that the goalkeeper is not quite so sprawling anymore, but defensively it still looks great.
This means that the FBK plays many frequent matches, often with outright winnings in either direction. Something similar is enough to wait for this match, between two teams like when Skellefteå plays at home should be quite even. We believe in a dense story – maybe dumbfounded winnings in any direction – which opens for a peeling game.