Aarhus vs Nordsjaelland
Aarhus was quite an underdog last weekend when the team visited Midtjylland, but still managed to walk away with a point in a goalless draw away from home last Saturday evening. There's no doubt that the home side was quite better during the game and actually dominated it, however that winning goal never came.
Players of Midtjylland were much better, they had much more of the ball possession, however goal scoring chances didn't came so easily. Players from Aarhus were also using their own chances well, but the goal was missing even though they looked decently concrete as well.
During the preparation period, they had two noticable matches, losing out to Midtjylland 1:3 and haivng a 2:2 draw against Djurgarden two weeks prior the start of the league.
Central midfielder Mustafa Amini is injured and can't perform here. Similar to central striker Tobias Sana who is also out injured.
Norsdjaellend also didn't have the best possible start of the season as the team had a 1:1 draw at home against Esbjerg last weekend. They took the lead in eleventh via Donyoh while the visiting side leveled up in 64th minute thanks to a goal from Sorensen.
However, must be said that the players of Nordsjaelland have deserved much more, since they had far more of the ball possession and chances created. Esbjerg had very few chances and have leveled up the result out of rare chance of theirs, while there's no doubt that the home team deserved more.
As for Nordsjaelland, their start of the league came in between of their Europa League matches where they won over Cliftonville, thanks to a narrow 1:0 victory on the road and again narrow 2:1 home win last Thursday evening. Even though the visiting side took the lead in the second leg, there was no doubt which side is better in this clash overall.
Team captain and central midfielder Mathias Jensen is injured for this one.
Players of Aarhus had a really nice balance between their attack and defensive mode in the first round and it's something that I liked a lot this time. Nordsjalland is far away from a naive side, however with Europa League duties on their shoulders, I see this game as definitely too much for them to take this time. All the value is with the home team.
Aarhus vs Nordsjaelland prediction
Aarhus Wins @ 2.14 with Pinnacle