Midtjylland vs Esbjerg (By: Meese)
Midtjylland had a pretty satisfying previous season, as the team managed to win the domestic Cup winning over Brondby in the big finals, while they ended up the second at the table with eleven points less than first placed FC Copenhagen.
The side was active in the title race for some time, but the second position was completely realistic for them this time, ending the season with fifteen points more than the third-placed Esbjerg.
During the pre-season matches, they opted for more quality opponents, losing at the start against Esbjerg 2:0, while they have won over Vitesse 4:3 earlier this month. As the last game, they choose Lech Poznan and suffered 2:1 defeat.
They were quite active in the transfer window, signing striker Kaba from Dijon, midfielder Evander from Vasco da Gama and left back Paulinho from Bahia. Some players came also on a loan deal at first.
Esbjerg ended up at the third position in the previous season, actually completely deserving it and showing their quality in the championship group as well, where they suffered only two losses in ten rounds against the very best teams in the country.
They had a 2:2 draw against Randers, also winning over Midtjylland as already said. Last Saturday afternoon against Vejle they suffered 1:0 defeat in the last test.
Esbjerg opted for domestic players, plus right offensive Soiri who came from Admira. They weren't as active as usually so far, not even regarding players leaving the club so the stability can be a key factor early in the season for them.
Midtjylland probably only got stronger comparing the previous season, but the team also showed some defensive gaps in the preparational period. They, however, remain a favorite in this one, but I definitely see Esbjerg making it really as difficult as possible for them.
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Midtjylland vs Esbjerg predictions
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Midtjylland vs Esbjerg betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Meese).