OB Odense vs Midtjylland (By: Stanioooo)
After a little break I am back with one very interesting match for me and it's between Odense and Midtjylland.
OB Odense started the season really bad with 1 draw and 4 losses and they have to start winning points, because the situation doesn't look good at all in the club. I won't surprise no one, if I say they are sitting in the last position in the table and of course it's time to face the reigning Danish champions in the most inappropriate time. When we add H2H in the last seasons the things are going from bad to worse. Midtjylland have won all of the six encounters between them since 2016 till now including three times as guests- 0:3 0:2 0:1. Infact they received only one goal in all these six matches during the last three years between them and it happened in the last one, which finished 3:1 for the reigning champions.
The only point for Odense was after brilliant comeback in the 2nd half against Sonderjyske( they were 0:2 behind at HT, but succeeded to drew 2:2). Well, Midtjylland is a team from much higher quality and I doubt they will miss such an advantage if they take it tomorrow..From what I found missing players for the hosts will be Thomas Mikkelsen(GK), Jens Thomasen(MF) and Casper Nielsen(MF).
Midtjylland are in tremediously good form right now and that's the main reason to play them, not because they face the last in the table and have impressive H2H against Odense. Infact they started the season very slowly with a goalless draw against Aarhus, when they even missed a penalty at the end and also lost as visitors to Aalborg 2:1, but then they improved the results and were so close to eliminate Astana in the CL qualifications. They received a very late goal in the 95th minute in Kazakhstan which gave 2:1 advantage to Astana before the 2nd leg. There Midtjylland tried to find the precious goal which would lead them to the next CL phase, but couldn't do it and after a goalless draw they continued in EL qualifications. Well, they had an easy draw against the Welsh team TNS and beat them twice 5:1 on aggregate. Between all of these European matches they showed the domestic league is also their main priority and even they made some changes in these matches they won three times- 3:1 againse Esbjerg, 1:3 against Vejle and 3:0 against Horsens. They will miss some players, but their squad is with a lot of depth and can afford it: Erik Sviatchenko(DF), Kristian Riis(DF), Bozhidar Kraev(MF), Rilwan Hassan(MF) and Artem Dovbyk(FW). I don't think any of them is too important miss for Midtjylland right now.
So, the only thing which stop me playing this match with -1 or -1.5 AH for the visitors is that they will face Malmo after 4 days and maybe some rotations will be made, but expect the attacking power to be on the pitch tomorrow and Onuachu to be a goalscorer. My prediction is 0:1 or 0:2 for the visitors.
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OB Odense vs Midtjylland prediction
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