Players in: Martin Lorentzson (Assyriska), Sebastian Eguren (Villarreal)
Players out: Markus Jonsson, Jos Hooiveld (Celtic), Mikael Thorstensson, Daniel Orlund (Rosenborg), Ivan Obolo
Coach: Mikael Stahre
Starting eleven: Maanoja - NE Johansson, Backman, P Karlson, Lorentzson - Djordjic, Dulee Johnson, Ortiz, Pavey - Jagne, Flavio
The preiview: The running champions have strengthened the squad only with a single player. Martin Lorentzson is a young right full back, who will replace Markus Jonsson. The contract of the latter expired and he felt it was time to move on. AIK lost also the first-choice goalkeeper Orlund to Rosenborg and the central defender Hooiveld to Celtic. Moreover, their main striker last season Obolo has returned to Argentina. The transfer season was all but good for the Solna team and they will dig deep into the reserves and youths to cover for the important players that left. Infobettor expects another challenge for a top 3 finish, but push for the title will be too much for the newly fixed team.
Verdict: 4th place
Players in: Erik Dahlin, Alexander Faltsetas, Par Ericsson (GAIS), Hannes Stiller, Fredrik Risp
Players out: Daniel Alexandersson
Coach: Stefan Rehn & Jonas Olsson
Starting eleven: K Christensen - Risp, H Jonsson, R Sigurdsson, E Lund - G Svensson, S Ericsson - Hysen, T Olson, Selakovic - Ericsson/Soder
The preiview: IFK battled until the end for the Allsvenskan title, but failed in the last match against AIK. Now they will be once again involved in the run for the title, and with brand new talanted forward in the face of Par Ericsson, the team seems to have what it needs. The strength of IFK is their defense, where they have many quality players to cover if someone from the first team gets injured - the notable names are Karl Svensson (ex-Rennes), Toumo Turunen (ex-Honka, young finnish talent) and Fredrik Risp. The issue with IFK is their striking force, as apart from Hysen (18 goals) there were no goalscorers last season. IFK just love to slip points against weaker opponents and this season the feature could prevent them from winning the title once again.
Verdict: 1-2nd place
Players in: Johan Sjoberg (Orgryte), Jesper Arvidsson (Atvidabergs),
Players out: Helgi Danielsson (Hansa)
Coach: Magnus Haglund
Starting eleven: Covic - Floren, M Andreasson, Lucic, J Karlsson - Ilola, Svensson - Bajrami, Mobaeck, Ishizaki - Keene
The preiview: Elfsborg disappointed last season, as they never got really close to the title. The team has one of the best midfielders all over Scandinavia, but it needs to strengthen both the offensive and deffensive departments. The team got back 3 players from loans, which play precisely in the lines in question - Sjoberg, Falk-Olander and Berglund, but they will not make the difference for Elfsborg to push for the title. What Elfsborg lacks most (like almost every club of the Allsvenskan) is a good striker - Keene was their best forward last season with mere 8 goals in 27 matches. Elfsborg does have the quality to push for the title, but probably not enough to win it.
Verdict: 1-3rd place
Players in: Etrit Berisha, Stefan Ahlander (Sundsval), Mattias Johansson, Ludvig Ohman, Yannick Bapupa (Gefle), Paulus Arajuuri (IFK Mariehamn)
Players out: Milan Barjaktarevic, Mikael Eklund
Coach: Nanne Bergstrand
Starting eleven: Wasta - S Larsson, Lantz, Lindberg, Nouri - D Sobralense, Rydstrom, Ericksson - Dauda, Mendes, A Santos
The preiview: After the title season and the lost of the last Elms, it was only natural for Kalmar to finish on 4th place. But Bergstrand brought another pack of Brazilians, which showed some quality in their first season. The team has strengthend in all departments, bringing a midfielder of quality in the face of Bapupa and Paulus Arajuuri - a young center-back. Kalmar is the team that has stregthened the most in the winter, so Infobettor expects a pleasant surprise from them.
Verdict: 1-3rd place
Players in: Kyle Konwea, Kayke (Flamengo)
Players out: Janne Saarinen, Philip Lundin, Jacob Johansson
Coach: Peter Gerhardsson
Starting eleven: Kallqvist - Marek, Soderberg, Ostberg, J Lind - Friberg, Karlsson - Paulinho, Chatto, Henriksson - Ranegie
The preiview: This was the 1st pleasant surprise in the Allsvenskan last season. The newcomer Hacken managed not only to stay clear of relegation, but to push for the honours (they finished just 7 points after Elfsborg). The team lost only fringe players and brought a some youth prospects, but does not expect anything extraordinary for them. The task of Hacken will be once again to stay clear of the relegation zone, but this year will be a little bit more difficult from the last one. Although the team preserved the backbone of the squad, another top 5 finish is very unlikely.
Verdict: 10-14th place
Players in: Adriano (Tromso)
Players out: Glenn Holgersson
Coach: Sixten Bostrom
Starting eleven: Alvbage - Wowoah, Wikstrom, Almeback, Anttonen - Gerzic, Kihlberg, Nordback - Porokara, Olsen, Bassombeng
The preiview: Orebro was another pleasant surprise last year. The team look stable all around the year and was never threatened to get relegated. Orebro has not lost important players, though Porokara is heavily tipped to move to Israel. Orebro took lots of points from top 4 last season, which shows that they are capable even to break into it. But what they lack is a scoring forward, which could be relied on for the matches against weaker opponents. The 6th place last year could be easily repeated. Kim Olsen is the player who could make a difference from the last season, who after completing his first full season should be willing to excell his goal ration (8 goals in 27 matches)
Verdict: 5-6th place
Players in: Ivo Pekalski (Landskrona), Robin Nilsson (Angelholms), Joseph Elanga (Brondby)
Players out: Jimmy Dixon (Manisaspor), David Durmaz, Jonas Sandqvist (Atromitos), Babis Stefanidis (Bromma)
Coach: Roland Nilsson
Starting eleven: Dahlin - Ricardinho, Gabriel, Sudic, Vinzents - Hamad, Amahn-Pehrsson, Andersson, Mollins - D Larsson, Ofere
The preiview: Malmo FF had a decent winter transfer window, as they kept all their stars, adding quality both at defense and midfield. Elanga has returned to the club after 4 not impressive years at Brondby. He will be a good option on the left flank, where he can play both at defense and midfield. Ivo Pekalski has been a member of the Sweden U19 team, and should be a good cover for the midfield. Malmo had a decent season last year, and ended it particularly high. The team was very good away from home, but drew too many games at home to challenge for a higher spot in the standings. With the players at disposal, Malmo cannot challenge the top 4, but still will stick around the first half of the table.
Verdict: 7-8th place.
Players in: Oscar Berglund (Assyriska), Erik Edman (Wigan), Mattias Lindstrom (GAIS), Ardian Gashi (Fredrikstad),
Players out: Adama Tamboura (Metz), Mathias Unkuri (Landskronsa), Andreas Landgren (Udinese), Henrik Larsson (Retired), Yakubu Alfa (Germinal), Fredrik Svanback, Olafur Skulason (SonderjyskE)
Coach: Conny Karlsson
Starting eleven: Hansson - Edman, Ekstrand, Nilsson, Holgersson - Makondele, Lantz, Gashi, Andersson - Rafael, Jonsson
The preiview: Last season was pretty disappointing for Helsingborg, as they never got going. The good news for them is Rasmus Jonsson is still here to score goals. His contribution will be much more needed now, since Henrik Larsson has finally retired. Should Jonsson stay clear from injuries, he should be the favourite for Allsvenskan topscorer. The biggest question for Helsingborg is who will partner him, and if Conny Karlsson find a proper answer, Helsingborg could once again push for the medals. Apart from the replacement of Tamboura with the experienced Edman, the team has not changed a lot, and should be capable of pushing at least for a top6 position. Helsingborg is usually a fortress at home.
Verdict: 4-6th place
Players in: Mattias Adelstam (Angelholms), Johan Nilsson Guiomar (Kongsvinger)
Players out: Mikael Bengtsson (Landskrona), Marcus Falk Olander, Mattias Thylander
Coach: Tom Prahl
Starting eleven: Noring - Fahkro, Sloth, Abelsson, Melander - Wihlborg, Haynes, M Andersson, J Nilsson - F Jensen, Drugge
The preiview: Trelleborg have pretty much kept the team that secured the comfortable 10th place last season. Drugge is a classy scorer, who could play even for the top clubs, and meanwhile the team has secured the services of Adelstam - a rising star who played for the Superettan side Angelholms. Trelleborg used last year its home advantage to the most, although attracting merely 3000 persons per match. The team is a mistery, but with the strikers at Prahl's disposal Trelleborg should be strong enough to stay clear of relegation. But if Drugge gets injured for a long time, the story may be different for this sympatic team.
Verdict: 10-12th place
Players in: Jens Portin (Jaro), Jakob Orlov, Haruna Moshi, Mikael Dahlberg (Djurgardens), Oyvind Gram (Aalesunds), James Frempong (Orebro), Sebastian Senatore (Vasalunds)
Players out: Johannes Ericsson (Retired), Yannick Bapupa (Kalmar), Andreas Dahlen (Hansa)
Coach: Per Olsson
Starting eleven: Huggoson - Portin, Jawo, Theorin, Bernhardsson - Lantto, Ericksson, Chibsah, Ohagen - Gerndt, Nystrom
The preiview: Gefle did well last season staying all the way clear from relegation battle. It was actually thanks to the disappointing plays of both Hammarby and Djurgarden, so it will not be so easy for Gefle in the future Allsvenskan season. The club will have to do without Ericsson, a key hard-working midfielder. Gefle will have to do also without Yannick Bapupa, who after 4 years with the club joined Kalmar. The team has made several promising acquisitions, but only two of them have experience in top level football - Mikael Dahlberg and Ovind Gram. All the rest should be considered only as a good cover for the first team, despite there is a top scorer from 3rd Swedish division (Orlov) and a Tansanian national (Moshi), and top left fullback from Veikkausliiga (Portin). Lots of this season will depend on Gefle midfield, which has been significantly weakened this season.
Verdict: 14-16th place
Players in: Henri Sillanpaa (Vaasa), Levon Pachajyan (Fredrikstad), Kyle Patterson, Romarinho
Players out: Andreas Tobiasson, Par Ericsson (IFK Goteborg), Daniel Nicklasson (Mjallby), Mikael Dahlgren (Angelholms), Mattias Lindstrom (Helsingborgs)
Coach: Alexander Axen
Starting eleven: Jankulovski - Gustafsson, Lundgren, Angus, Lunden - Spong, Martnesson - Lycen, Wanderson, Lindholm - Romarinho
The preiview: GAIS is Wanderson and Wanderson is GAIS. The Brazilian attacking midfielder has scored almost 1/2 of the team goals last season (18 goals out of 41), and it was a small miracle that Wanderson will remain in the club for now. He was tipped heavily to join Feyenoord, the deal drop, but despite that the Brazilian showed high spirit for the new coming season. The team managed to lose only one key player - Par Ericsson, who joined IFK Goteborg, but found a replacement for him in the face of Romario. The latter could be another well performing Brazilian in GAIS and should that be the case, the team can relax for its position in Allsvenskan. With the capture of Sillanpaa, GAIS should have no worries for the keeper's position with two pretty decent players at disposal - Jankulovski and the Fin.
Verdict: 10-12th place
Players in: Ferhat Korkmaz, Pontus Segerstrom (Stabaek), Babis Stefanidis (Malmo), Mikkel Jensen (Hammarby)
Players out: Markus Karlsson (Retired), Philip Haglund (Heerenveen), Richard Henriksson (retired), Jon Persson (retired), Labinot Kelmendi
Coach: Kim Bergstrand
Starting eleven: Nordfeldt - Odelius, P Karlsson, Segerstrom, Asp - Petrovic, Chadeh - Runnemo, Albornoz, Gusterstam - Pinones-Arce
The preiview: With the retirement of Henriksson and Persson, Bromma lost lots of experience, that will be needed in the relegation battle in the coming season. The team will have difficulties retaining the top status, as apart from lots non-experienced players, Kim Bergstrand does not have a proper goalscorer. Furthermore, Bromma did not find it necessary to strengthen this department and so the issues will remain. Brommapojkarna are significantly weakened this season, and given the last were just 5 points above the relegation line, this year looks like they will be on the opposite side of the line.
Verdict: 14-16th place
Players in: Ryan Miller (Ljungskile), Robin Malmqvist (Osters)
Players out: Tim Sparv (Groningen), Sebastian Johansson (Orgryte), Bahne
Coach: Lars Jacobsson
Starting eleven: Bahne - P Johansson, Lundberg, Zvirgzdauskas, Salomonssen - Olsson, Saevarsson, Raskaj, Gorlitz - Kujovic, Anselmo
The preiview: Despite the poor position, the team is good at placing its players abroad. Therefore Halmstads, unlike some of the teams in Allsvenskan should not be financially troubled. The hot stars now are Emir Kujovic and Gorlitz - they were chased by several foreign clubs, but should stay for at least the 1st half of the season. Magnus Bahne has been replaced with the unexperienced Malmqvist, and should this gamble turn bad - Halmstads could face the bottom part of the standings. The team has the quality to finish above Bromma, Gefle and the newcomers, so it should not be bothered with a relegation battle.
Verdict: 10-12th place
Players in: Jani Lyyski (VPS), Tommi Vaiho (Vasalunds), Joona Toivio (Telstar), Kasper Hamalainen (TPS), Joel Perovuo (Honka), Kennedy Igboananike (Vasalunds), Danilo Kuzmanovic (Rad)
Players out: Markus Johannesson (Retired), Jan Tauer (Osnabrueck), Oskar Wahlstrom (Retired), Leandro Ortiz, Mikael Dahlberg (Gefle), Christoffer Karlsson (Atvidaberg), Toni Kuivasto (Haka)
Coach: Lennart Wass & Carlos Banda
Starting eleven: Tourray - P Gustafsson, Toivio, Lyyski, Ceesay - Milic, Haginge, Ekong, Rajalakso - Jonson, Igboananike
The preiview: Djurgarden was heavilly disappointnig last season, but at least managed to outplay Assyriska in order to stay another season in Allsvenskan. The team anaged to get rid of some of the players, giulty for last year's position, and turned to young prospects in order to rebuild the squad. Igboananike has been one of the topscorers in Superettan, while Hamalainen, Lyyski and Perovuo made a name at Veikkausliiga. Of course it will be a lot difficult for the Finns at Allsvenskan, but it could be the ambition of the youths that lacked last year for a respectful position in the final standings.
Verdict: 4-6th place
Players in: Jesper Westerberg (Landskrona), Craig Henderson, Tobias Grahn (Randers), Daniel Nicklasson (GAIS), Christopher Nilsson (Helsingborg), Peter Gitselov (Rubin Kazan)
Players out: Tobias Johansson (Angelholm), Robin Kacaniklic and Jukka Santala
Coach: Thomas Andersson & Peter Persson
Starting eleven: Asper - Cederberg, Rosendgren, Robledo, Ivanovski - J Svensson/Nicklasson, D Nilsson, Ossiako, J Svensson - Ekenberg, Lofquist
The preiview: The team did not have any troubles to secure a promotion from Superettan last season, comfortably leading half-way through the season. The convincing manner in which Mjallby qualified for Allsvenskan gives us the belief they have the qualities to remain here. The team does not have players with experience in Allsvenskan, and this is the biggest setback in their attempt to stay for another season.
Verdict: 8-10th place
Players in: Efe Ehiorobo (Lov Ham), Paulus Roiha (HJK), Gustav Jansson (Varmbols FC), Christoffer Karlsson (Djurgarden)
Players out: Felix Ahlstrom, Daniel Lundqvist and Martin Eriksson
Coach: Daniel Wiklund
Starting eleven: Gustavsson - J Arvidsson, Moberig, Alberis, Hallingstrom - C Karlsson, Bergstrom, Radetinac - Moller, P Karlsson - Prodell
The preiview: It will be a pleasure to see Atvidabergs in Allsvenskan - their situation is same as Burnley in Premiership and any points against the other teams will be a pleasant surprise. What could you expect from team that could gather all the inhabitants of the city in the 7 200-seats stadium? At least Infobettor does not expect much.
Verdict: 16th place