FC Nordsjaeland vs. FC Midtjylland 7/5/20 Superliga Championship Round Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-05 08:00:00 EDT
FC Nordsjaeland is welcoming FC Midtjylland to Right to Dream Park in round 5 of the Championship Round in Danish Superliga.
Nordsjaeland is far from the top of the standings, and their form has been shaky at best since the Championship Round has started. Nordsjaeland has only 1 win in their last 4 games, and they conceded 5 goals during that stretch while scoring 6 goals. Nordsjaeland is in 5th place in the Championship Round standings with 45 points. Their offense has been solid with 54 scored goals this season, the most of all the teams in the Championship Round, but their defense has been second-worst with 40 conceded goals. Kudus and Damsgaard have both scored 11 goals for Nordsjaeland this season, while Atanga added 7 goals. Rygaard added 6 assists. There are no injuries or suspensions in Nordsjaeland at this time. In their last Championship Round game against Brondby at home, Nordsjaeland has had 48% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 85% of the correct passes. Despite having more shots and chances in this game, Nordsjaeland has lost this game 0-2. There is still a chance for Nordsjaeland to get to the Europa League spot as they are 9 points away, but it will be extremely hard even if they win all of their games for the rest of the season.
Midtjylland is at the top of the standings with 72 points, 11 points ahead of Copenhagen in second place. Midtjylland has scored a solid amount of goals, 49, but what is keeping Midtjylland at the top is their outstanding defense. Midtjylland has conceded only 19 goals in 30 games this season. In their latest Superliga game against Copenhagen on the road, Midtjylland has had only 34% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and low 68% of the correct passes. Midtjylland’s defense stepped up once again and they have won this game 1-2 against their biggest competition this season. Evander has scored 7 goals and assisted for another 8, while Mabil added another 7 goals and 5 assists. Olsen, Isaksen, Sparv, and Riis are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this game. In their last 4 games in the Championship Round, Midtjylland has 2 wins, one draw, and 1 loss, and I believe they will win the title because 11 points to spare is a pretty good advantage, especially with Midtjylland’s defense this season.
Nordsjaeland hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Midtjylland, while Midtjylland’s away record is 14-1-0 this season. Midtjylland has the advantage here in my opinion because of their defense, but Nordsjaeland can score a lot of goals against anyone. I think I will choose a draw here because that makes the most sense to me.