FC Midtjylland vs. FC Copenhagen 7/9/20 Superliga Championship Round Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-09 14:00:00 EDT
FC Midtjylland is hosting FC Copenhagen at MHC Arena in round 6 of the Danish Superliga Championship Round.
Midtjylland is at the top of the standings with 75 points, 14 points more than Copenhagen, and Midtjylland will be the new champion of Denmark. Even if Midtjylland loses here, it’s highly unlikely that Copenhagen can catch up to them in the last 4 games. Midtjylland isn’t any better than the rest of the teams in the Championship Round in the attacking end, but their defense has been outstanding this season with only 19 conceded goals in 31 games. In their latest Championship Round game against Nordsjaelland on the road, Midtjylland has had 35% of ball possession, 2 corner kicks, low 67% of the correct passes, and only 1 shot on goal. Even with a bad game like this, Midtjylland has won this match 0-1. Evander and Mabil are Midtjylland’s top goal scorers with 7 goals, while Kaba added 6 goals. Evander also added 8 assists. Olsen, Isaksen, Sparv, and Riis are all injured, while Onyeka is suspended because of the red card. Of their 6 5 games in the Championship Round, Midtjylland has 3 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw. Throughout the entire season, Midtjylland has shown the most talent and they absolutely deserve to be the new champions of the Superliga.
Copenhagen has been the closest to take Midtjylland down, but they dropped too many points along the way. Copenhagen has lost their last 2 Championship Round games, and with that, they lost almost every chance to catchup up to Midtjylland. With 34 conceded goals, Copenhagen’s defense has been the second-best in this Championship Round, but that is 15 goals more conceded than Midtjylland, way too much. Copenhagen has scored 52 goals so far this season. Sotiriou is Copenhagen’s top goalscorer with 9 goals, while N’Doye added 8 goals. Viktor Fischer added 8 assists. Fischer and Santos are both injured, and they will not be in the lineup. In their most recent match in Superliga against Aarhus on the road, Copenhagen has had 65% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and solid 81% of the correct passes. Despite dominating with possession, Copenhagen has lost this match by an own goal in the 75th minute. I’m sorry to say that the title is too far away for Copenhagen, but the Europa League will be Copenhagen’s consolation prize for next season.
Midtjylland and Copenhagen played a game just a week ago, in Copenhagen, and Midtjylland has won that match 1-2. I’m sure that Copenhagen won’t just roll over in this match, and for that reason, I will pick something on goals here. When playing at home, Midtjylland has not lost to Copenhagen in their last 7 games, and I think it might be the same in this one, but I will still pick something on goals.