FC Copenhagen vs. Aarhus 7/19/20 Superliga Championship Round Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-19 14:00:00 EDT
FC Copenhagen is hosting Aarhus at Parken in round 8 of the Danish Superliga Championship Round.
Copenhagen was the closest to endanger Midtjylland at the top this season, but now Copenhagen is in danger of losing their second place and the Europa League. Copenhagen has 62 points and is in second place, but Aarhus in third place has only 2 points less. Copenhagen hasn’t won any of their last 5 games, and they have scored only 4 goals during this stretch while conceding 7 goals. In their last Superliga game against Brondby at home, Copenhagen has had 49% of ball possession, only 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 78% of the correct passes. Neither of the teams was in the mood in the attacking end, and this match ended in a 0-0 draw. As most of the teams in the Championship Round, Copenhagen is an average team, but their bad form could cost them the Europa League next season. Sotiriou has scored 9 goals for Copenhagen, while N’Doye added 8 goals, and Santos has 7 goals. Fischer added 8 assists. Fischer and Santos should be cleared for this game, but they are far from being on the optimal fitness level, and most likely, none of them will play in this game. Copenhagen is still playing in the Europa League this season, and they will face Turkish Basaksehir in the knockouts, and if they want to have a shot at advancing to the next stage, Copenhagen has to start winning some games.
Aarhus has been solid in this Championship Round with 4 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses. During these 7 games, Aarhus has scored 11 goals and conceded 9 goals. With 60 points, Aarhus is in 3rd place, just 2 points from Copenhagen and the Europa League in second place. In their latest Superliga game against Midtjylland at home, Aarhus has had only 39% of ball possession, 9 corner kicks, low 64% of ball possession, and 3 shots on goal. It doesn’t seem that Aarhus has had a good game, but it was enough for a fantastic 3-0 win and another 3 points in their battle for the Europa League. Aarhus has scored 53 goals this season, which is on par with the rest of the teams, while their defense has been decent with 37 conceded goals in 33 games. Mortensen has scored 16 goals for Aarhus this season, while Bundu and Thorsteinsson added 8 goals each. Bundu also added 7 assists. Duncan and Kaastrup are both injured, and they will not be playing this season again. Aarhus has a great opportunity to get back to the European scene, and I hope they use it because they have been the best team in the Championship Round besides Midtjylland.
Copenhagen hasn’t won any of their last 5 games, but they also haven’t lost any of their last 15 home game against Aarhus. Copenhagen has been dominant at home this season with a record of 12-2-2. Aarhus is in the better form, and I think they will get a win here to take over second place from Copenhagen.