Midtjylland vs Esbjerg – Danish Superliga : FC Midtjylland: This team are the current Danish champions
Having put an end to Copenhagen’s consecutive victories.
The team from the capital did poorly last season and Midtjylland, that was making good campaigns, ended up opposing Brondby and that way won their 2nd Danish title.
Regarding the team from last year, as it would be expected, there have been some changes, since they’ve lost some important players, but they’ve also went to the market and reinforced themselves with some new players.
In the league, they didn’t get off to a good start, drawing at home 0-0 against AGF and losing by 2-1 with Aalborg.
In the middle of last week, they’ve lost by 2-1 in Astana, on a match counting towards the 2nd qualifying round for the Champions League.
They’ve conceded the losing goal already beyond the 90th minute.
Esbjerg: This team has already spent a lot of years on the Superliga and they’ve inclusively won the title of this competition 5 times, but currently they are very far from that level and they are inclusively coming from the 2nd division.
They managed to achieve promotion, barely. The objective this year is ensuring they avoid relegation without taking big risks on this return to the Superliga.
On this start of the league, they haven’t shown much. They’ve tied, away from home, in Nordsjaelland by 1-1 and then at home they’ve lost 2-3 to Vendsyssel.
The positive highlight goes to the Romanian striker Petre that has already scored 2 goals in 2 matches.
Midtjylland vs Esbjerg – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The national champions will have to give a positive response on this encounter against a weaker team that has just achieved promotion and that has a more modest roster.
It is certain that in terms of motivation, they might have felt a little bit the loss suffered at the 94th minute in Astana midweek, but 2-1 is a recoverable result and they can turn things around at home.
Things didn’t get off to a good start this year, but there’s nothing better than a victory at home, in the league, to reinforce their confidence before a Champions League’s match.
Any result other than a victory in this match might leave more doubts about these Danish champions, so I expect a victory from the home side on this encounter.