FC Nordsjaelland vs. Aalborg 7/12/20 Superliga Championship Round Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-07-12 08:00:00 EDT
FC Nordsjaelland is hosting Aalborg at Right to Dream Park in round 7 of the Danish Superliga Championship Round.
Nordsjaelland has lost three straight games in Superliga, and not only that, Nordsjaelland hasn’t scored a single goal during this stretch. With 6 games in the Championship Round behind them, Nordsjaelland has only 1 win, alongside 4 losses, and 1 draw. Nordsjaelland is in the last place of the Championship Round standings with 45 points, 54 scored goals, and 45 conceded goals. It’s remarkable how the team’s form can change, especially in the attacking end where Nordsjaelland is the best in the Championship Round, or better yet, they were. In their latest Superliga game against Brondby on the road, Nordsjaelland has had 48% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, and 79% of the correct passes. Once again, Nordsjaelland’s defense was bad, and they lost this game 4-0. Kudus and Damsgaard have both scored 11 goals for Nordsjaelland this season, while Rygaard added 6 goals. There are 4 games left in the season, and Nordsjaelland has no chance of getting to the Europa League, and even if they did, their defense is just too bad to make that happen, but hey, at least Nordsjaelland got to the Championship Round.
Aalborg has won 3 of their last 4 games, but they are still in 5th place in the standings with only 47 points, 51 scored goals, and 42 conceded goals. Aalborg was solid int heir last three Superliga games where they have 3 wins, but they would feel much better if they were able to win the DBU Pokalen competition where they played in the finals and lost 0-2. In their last two games in Superliga, Aalborg has scored 3 goals, while their defense stepped up, and Aalborg hasn’t conceded a single goal. Andersen is Aalborg’s top goalscorer with 10 goals, while Van Weert added 8 goals. Andersen and Kusk both have 8 assists so far this season. In their latest Superliga Championship Round game against Aarhus at home, Aalborg was the better team with 52% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, and low 65% of the correct passes. Aalborg has won this game 1-0, but I doubt it would end that way if Aarhus hasn’t conceded a red card early in the second half. Aalborg could still get to the Europa League spot, but they need to keep winning games, while Aarhus and Brondby shouldn’t win any of their games until the end. It’s a stretch, but we have seen a lot of weird stuff in soccer.
Aalborg hasn’t won any of their last 3 games against Nordsjaelland, while Nordsjaelland hasn’t won any of their last 5 home games. Aalborg is in the better form here, but I’m thinking its time for Nordsjaelland to score a goal in the Championship Round.