FC Nordsjaeland vs. FC Midtjylland 6/7/20 Danish Superligaen Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
FC Nordsjaeland 12-5-8, FC Midtjylland 20-2-3
6/7/20 11 am
Over 2.5 (-167), Under 2.5 (+130)
FC Nordsjaeland is hosting FC Midtjylland at Right to Dream Park in part of round 26 in the Danish Superligaen.
Nordsjaeland is in a great form, at least they were before the season was paused. Since the season restarted, Nordsjaeland has played only 1 game, and they won that game. In their most recent match in the Superligaen against Silkeborg on the road, Nordsjaeland has had 53% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. Nordsjaeland has scored 2 goals in the first half and has won the match 0-2. Nordsjaeland is in 5th place in the standings and has secured their spot in the Championship Round, but with a win in this match, Nordsjaeland could potentially climb the standings all the way to third place. Offensively, Nordsjaeland has been great with 48 scored goals this season, but with 34 conceded goals, their defense has been a bit shaky. Kudus and Damsgaard have both scored 9 goals for Nordsjaeland this season, while Atanga added 7 goals. Rygaard has added 6 assists. There are no notable injuries for Nordsjaeland. With a record of 12-5-8 this season, Nordsjaeland is an average team in the Superligaen and they won’t come anywhere near the top of the league, but at least Nordsjaeland will be playing in the Championship round.
Midtjylland is the best team in Denmark this season and the lead of the Superligaen with 62 points, 41 scored goals, and only 14 conceded goals. Midtjylland has won their friendly match 0-3 against Aalborg two weeks ago, but in the Superligaen match last weekend, Midtjylland wasn’t so lucky. In that match against Horsens, Midtjylland has had 63% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 12 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. Neither their offense, nor defense is still on the level they were before the season was paused, and Midtjylland has lost this game 0-1. Evander has score 7 goals and added 8 assists for Midtjylland and is their best player this season, followed by Mabil who has 7 goals and 4 assists. Olsen, Isaksen, Riis, and Patrick are all injured and none of them will be playing in this game. Midtjylland is now 9 points ahead from Copenhagen, but unless they win this game, that advantage could go down to a dangerous 6 points before the Championship Round, and the Championship Round could get a lot more interesting if the leading team is not playing in good form.
Midtjylland’s away record this season is 11-1-0, still undefeated on the road. Nordsjaeland hasn’t won any of their last 6 home games against Midtjylland, and that in the combination with Midtjylland’s away record makes me very optimistic that Midtjylland can win the three points here despite their bellow average form, but, I will rather pick something on goals because Nordsjaeland could also use a win here.