Round 32 - Dreaming of the Title
By Joe, bettingexpert.com | Edited
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Another week, another nerve wrecking showdown between FC København and FC Nordsjælland at the top of the Superligaen. FC København will travel to FC Midtjylland while FC Nordsjælland travel close by to Brøndby IF. Elsewhere Lyngby and OB will be fighting to avoid the drop.
FC Midtjylland vs. FC København
Fourth place FC Midtjylland are looking to preserve their fourth place in order to secure a route to Europe next season. They are currently the third best home team in the league and while taking on the best away team in the league on Sunday. The home side are more than happy to give the capital club a bit a run for their money but if it was the performance that was given last weekend, then they could forgot winning the game. Their 2-1 away defeat to AC Horsen saw FC Midtjylland go upfront with 1-0 but lost concentration after that and was punished severely by giving two goals before half time. Further to that kind of lack of focus, then Copenhagen are likely to take advantage.
The defending champions picked up their fifth Pokal Cup in the domestic duties and could rightly so making yet another memorable year by doing the double. Their midweek 1-0 “home” win over AC Horsens showed that they have what it takes to win games but not in the highest standard as previous seen in the recent years. They lacked the midfield that inspired and that might be due to the tactics but on a fair note, it was missing a few key players. C. Bolanes, Delaney and Santin were not involved while D. N’Doye started on the bench. It was obvious, the match against FC Midtjylland had more on the stake and surely all key players will return to the starting line up to pick up the three points. The mid-week win could have given the defending champion the winning mentality back and if that is the case, the timing is just right.
FC København vs. Silkeborg
Two games left and FC København are looking a shadow of themselves and that might be down to the tactics of the manager C.V Jensen. They are playing it safe with a solid defense and midfield, but would that last as there is two games left. Leading with one point at the top of the league, FC København will want to win this game to secure a good position on the final day but FC Midtjylland are a tricky customer, hopefully the midweek win has helped FC København. Away win at the highest order and maybe even lifting the league title this weekend.
Brøndby IF vs. FC Nordsjælland
A dilemma amongst the fans for the home side, a Brøndby win could hand his most fierest rivalry in modern time, the Danish title. Although looking at their situation, Brøndby have really lost their competitiveness within their team and their past glory is merely just a distance past. They look likely to finish in the bottom half of the league and at best a 6th place but they are certain to finish 9th even if they lose the last two games of the season. The team is pretty much at a low after losing 5-1 away last weekend to AGF and head coach Auri will not be deter to start his youngsters once again. Brøndby will have to show that they can bounce back but that would just benefit their neighbours.
FC Nordsjælland had their chance to go on top of the Superliga after their defending champion slipped. However, FC Nordsjælland also managed to slip at home with a 0-0 draw against OB. That result has definitely disappointed the team but they are still within a chance to lift that trophy. To say FC Nordsjælland underperform or even struggle wouldn’t give them the credit of what they did against OB. They had a few clear chances to put the game away and the defense was solid. So it could be down to the nerves or inexperience of some of the players and if that continues this Sunday at Brøndby Stadion, then the trophy will be heading to the capital.
FC Nordsjælland vs. AC Horsens
Bouncing back from a 5-1 defeat has to be at the highest order and losing yet another game at home goes to show how the season has been so far for Brøndby IF. FC Nordsjælland needs a win and depending what team turns up on Sunday, it’s going to be interesting. A draw is in order.
OB vs. Lyngby
This one is for avoiding the drop and both relegation strugglers are going to be tested at TRE-FOR Park. OB narrowly avoided defeat in the surburbs of Copenhagen when they faced FC Nordsjælland, like the week before, OB was able to claim yet another point from the capital. This sets up them nice to face Lyngby who are five points behind OB and yet another draw can save them while sending Lyngby down to the Betsafe Ligaen next season. Two consecutive weeks, OB managed to hold off both title chaser and that deserves some merits. It might not be a win but a much needed one on Sunday and if Martin Skoubo can lift his team up with some goals, then Odense will be a happy place once again.
Lyngby is fighting hard to hang onto whatever chances they have left to get themselves out of this mess. Their most recently 3-2 home win over Aab have shown that they still have the confidence to go and do the job done. It was a late Patrik Mortensen goal that seal the much needed three points to keep their survival fight alive. Every game they play will be like a cup game and if they don’t beat OB in their own backyard then the fight is over and a draw would also send them packing too. Only a win will count and seeing that the win over Aab was their first after seven games, all the stats are against them as they travel to Odense. They have won merely four times away and lost 11, while drawing once but then again OB aren’t any better with 4 home wins, 3 draws and 9 defeats.
Lyngby can push it to the last day of the play but only a win will guarantee them that privilege. If we look at the stats then a draw could be on the cards but Lyngby will go out either winning or losing this game so a winner will be there at the end of the day. If decided on form, then OB looks to have found a way to avoid defeat while Lyngby just managed to win once in six attempts. A toss of a coin really but let’s go for Lyngby as they are a team that will make things happen.
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