AFC Eskilstuna will meet the leaders Västerås SK at Tunavallen. They left empty handed from the away trip to Helsingborg, after losing 1-0 with a goal in the 95th minute. Thus, they experienced their third consecutive defeat, having only 1 win in the last 7 league matches (1-2-4) and found themselves in 13th place in the standings, with +1 point from direct relegation places. Today have serious problems with absences such as key defenders Adolfsson (22/1 suspended), Yakubu (22/1), Modig (18/2), midfielders Maarouf (15/0), Leo Lif (13/2), Mitku (12/0), Thorell (2/0), and Vikingson (1/0).
After 4 fruitless attempts, Vasteras SK celebrated with a 2-0 home win over Sundsvall. This victory was enough to bring them to the top of the standings, because Utsikten continued their downward trend in recent matches. The main defender Herman Magnusson (22/0) is back from suspensions, which is good news for coach Karlsson. The only advantage of AFC Eskilstuna is their artificial turf, but against the best away team in the league and key absences in the last line, will have a difficult task to avoid a defeat.