FC Midtjylland vs. AC Horsens 6/1/20 Danish Superligaen Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
FC Midtjylland 20-2-2, AC Horsens 8-4-12
6/1/20 10 am
Over 2.5 (-154), Under 2.5 (+120)
FC Midtjylland is welcoming FC Horsens to MCH Arena in round 25 of the Danish Superligaen.
Alongside FC Copenhagen, Midtjylland has been the best team in Denmark over the years. This season, Midtjylland is at the top of the Superligaen with 62 points, 41 scored goals, and only 13 conceded goals, which makes Midtjylland the best defensive team in the league, by far. Midtjylland is 12 points ahead of FC Copenhagen and Midtjylland will most likely win the title after the Championship round ends. Midtjylland has played a friendly match against Aalborg a week ago and has won that match 0-3. Midtjylland has won their last 4 games in the Superligaen and they haven’t conceded a single goal during that stretch while scoring 9 goals. In their latest Superligaen match against Randers FC at the beginning of March, Midtjylland has had 51% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 73% of the correct passes. Midtjylland has had the 0-2 lead at half time, and the result didn’t change again in this game. Mabil and Evander have scored 7 goals each for Midtjylland, while Evander also has 8 assists. Olsen, Iskase, Riis, and Patrick are all injured and will not be in the lineup. Midtjylland is playing solid soccer in the attacking end this season, but what makes them stand out is their outstanding defense. There is still a lot of season left to be played, but I’m pretty sure Midtjylland has the title in their pocket.
Horsens is an average team that is pretty far from the Championship round but shouldn’t have trouble staying in the Superligaen. Horsens is in 10th place with 28 points, 9 points away from the spot that would take them to the Championship round. Horsens hasn’t been playing well on either end, and they have scored only 21 goals in 24 games while conceding 42 goals. In their last 5 games in the Superligaen, Horsens has won only 1 and that was against FC Copenhagen on the road, quite the surprise. Horsens was the weaker team by far in that match and has had only 37% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, and 75% of accurate passes. Horsens’ defense was able to defend from Copenhagen’s vicious attacks throughout the entire match, and then in the 81st minute, they were able to score a winning goal. Prip is Horsens’ leading goal scorer with only 4 goals, while Kiilerich and Lumb added 3 assists each. Horsens just doesn’t have enough offense to get to the Championship round and they will need to be satisfied with staying in the Superligaen next season.
Midtjylland is on a 5-game winning streak, while Horsens hasn’t won any of their last 14 games against Midtjylland. Usually, we see a fair amount of goals when these two teams meet, and Midtjylland has even played a friendly match a week ago which will give them a certain edge against Horsens. I think Midtjylland keeps the winning streak going.