Lyngby vs Nordsjaelland by Isaiah
Lyngby didn't have that easy game last time out, but managed to prevail in front of own fans against SonderjyskE and keep the position that keeps their chances alive for Europa League next season. They are in decent form, could be said, since the team has two victories in last three matches (only one no-victory was an expected loss away to Copenhagen).
Their first halftime was quite equal, with neither of the teams impressing a lot, but the players of Lyngby deserved the victory with much improved performance in the second halftime, as they increased the tempo and quickly took the lead via Brandrup in 53rd minute, while they sealed the victory ten minutes before the end via Ojo. The team now holds the fourth position with three points more than fifth placed Nordsjaelland, also having two points more than third placed side that will be going directly to Europa League qualifiers.
Central defender and team captain Mathias Tauber (21/0) is out with a knee injury, while doubtful remains other central defender, Thomas Christensen (but anyway played just one game this season) with a muscular injury.
Nordsjaelland, on the other side, looked pretty decent in front of own fans against FC Copenhagen, as the team took a point pretty deservedly in a 1:1 draw. It must be said that the players of Copenhagen are the new champions and surely played with less of a competitive motive, but also that the home side fully deserved this point.
Visiting side had more of the ball possession, especially in the first halftime, but without threatening a lot, while the hosts took the lead in 39th minute via Ingvartsen, while Cornelius leveled up the result in 66th. Even though the hosts showed more fighting spirit towards the end, the scoreline haven't changed. Nordsjaelland is now three points behind Lyngby and this is probably their last chance to get involved into the race for Europa League, but they need to get a victory here.
Central back Pascal Gregor (18/0) remains injured, while suspended for this match are right back Karlo Bartolec (18/0), midfielder Stanislav Lobotka (32/0) and forward Emiliano Marcondes (23/11).
I expected the visiting side to play quite open football here, as they usually do, but also since they need a three pointer here if the team is to keep European chances. Lyngby is also in a decent form and it wouldn't be surprise if we see three goals being scored in no time.