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JON VAN WAGENEN - Sunday, April 4, 2010
Alejandro Bedoya and Örebro challenge the defending champs, Halmstad's American's head to Mälmo's den, and Kalmar take on bottom dwellers Åtvidaberg, a perfect chance for Johann Smith to shine.

AIK - Örebro

Alejandro Bedoya and Örebro will try to get the season turned around as they take on the defending champs in Råsunda.

Both teams have not lived upto their high expectations through three weeks. Mikael Stahre, AIK's coach, has had his job security called into question after picking up just two points.

Samuel Wowoah was caught on camera yelling at the referee in the tunnel after Örebro's last loss to Mjällby.

Örebro hasn't won in Solna since 2004. But what should normally be a tough match may be slightly easier as AIK will be without Sebastián Eguren and Kenny Pavey, due to suspension.

Malmö FF - Halmstads BK

If Ryan Miller and Michael Thomas have spoken with Bedoya, they know that Malmö have an intimidating home field.

Avoiding a loss would be a nice way to level out an up and down stretch for the blues.

Rick Kruys, a young Dutch midfielder is out for the injured for Malmö.

Its unclear if Thomas will get a chance to join Miller in the starting eleven.

Åtvidabergs FF - Kalmar FF

Johann Smith may well get a long look as Kalmar take on the league's whipping boys.

Åtvidaberg are goalless and have given up seven in their first three losses. Getting on the scoreboard would be a major achievement for the newly promoted team.

Kalmar has gotten off to a slow start and a comfortable early lead would be the perfect chance to test Smith, their new acquisition.

Kalmar have a number of players recovering from injury including, Stefan Ålander, Jael Ferreira, Robin Östlind, Daniel Ahonen
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