Randers vs SonderjyskE by 20Legend
Randers is currently holding the 6th place at the table in Superligaen afte 8-3-7 and 27:26 on goal difference before the winter break. They finished off quite good with 2-0-1 from their three last games before Christmas and had also enjoyed a quite good training camp after Christmas with some club friendlies as well. Randers is unbeaten in their club friendlies with 3-2-0 to show for with a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk (0-0) being their best performance in terms of being huge underdogs before the match. It is now all about getting those good tendencies to the more vital league games where every result is counting. Midfielder Nicolai Poulsen (17/1) is doubtful ahead of tonight’s match.
SondejyskE represents the biggest sensation of the season so far as they are currently occupying the 4th place after 10-1-7 and 28:20 on goal difference. That gives 31 points which is just four points behind the league leaders FC Copenhagen, even though SonderjyskE has played one more game. They was reckoned to be fighting for survival as always before the season started, but the club has certainly been able to prove otherwise. Through defensive organization and collective effort, SondejyskE has been turning into a difficult opponent to take on, and especially away from home. With 6-1-3 and 13:10 on goal difference, they are actually the best away team in the league with 19 of their total 31 points taken here. They have also enjoyed a nice period of training and club friendlies with only one loss in seven games. It has not been huge activity on the transfer market for SonderjyskE either as players has been released from the club, while two new faces have been brought in. Midfielder Marcel Romer from Viborg and winger Simon Kroon from Malmo are the new players. Especially Simon Kroon could be a hit as he got pace and quick dribbling-feet in addition to his experience from Champion League with Malmo. Midfielder Troels Klove (9/2) is injured for the visitors.
This will be a match with full of expectations from both teams as the league is finally back in action. However, Randers will be up for a huge test this afternoon despite being the favorites on paper. These meetings are usually very close with their latest five matches all going under 2.5 goals. It is therefore interesting that SonderjyskE has actually gone over that line in 12 of 18 games so far, while Randers has gone over in 10 of 18 games. Despite those numbers, I can see another close match today with organized a SonderjyskE that will be tough to break down. It will not be a huge surprise if the match ends with a draw here, but under 2.5 goals seems possible to defend.