Nordsjaelland vs Aalborg by Meese
Nordsjaelland started the new season in the best possible way, as the won away from home against Odense 1:2 two weeks ago, but also improved even further and managed to take a bit unexpected victory against Brondby last weekend in front of own fans with a 3:2 result, making one of better recent starts and increasing hopes early in the season.
There is no doubt that the players of Brondby are also affected with their busy schedule, however Nordsjaelland were awarded for their efforts during the match, even though the guests did created more and the final outcome could have been very different on some other day. Guests were better in the first halftime and deservedly took the lead in 45th minute via Pukki, while hosts were much more combative in the second halftime and used their chances well, reverting the scoreline early, with goals from Donyoh in 50th and 52nd minute.
Vigen leveled up the result in 61st minute, but Asante brought the hosts into the lead again, a bit against the flow in 86th minute for the final victory of Nordsjaelland. Central defender Pascal Gregor and forward Martin Frese are both sidelined with injuries from the start of the season.
Aalborg surprised everyone in the season opener two weeks ago when the team managed to take a point away from home against Copenhagen. It was a bit lucky point taken since their goal came in fourth minute of additional time, however much more quality home team weren't looking that convincing and were pretty much deservedly punished towards the end.
However, the team failed to build up on that performance and improve further, as they suffered quite heavy 1:4 unexpected defeat in front of own fans last weekend against Sonderjyske. The side showed simply way too many defensive gaps and couldn't do much more with such a performance, as the guests took the lead in 17th via Zinckernager from penalty kick, with Pohl leveling up two minutes later also from penalty kick. Visitors had two goals lead at the halftime thanks to Klove and Romer, while the hosts were more combative in second, but conceded again for the final result in 65th via Uhre.
Right back Patrick Kristensen, defensive midfielder Robert Kakeeto, central midfielder Oliver Abilgaard and forward Marco Harboe Ramkilde are all injured and without performing so far in the season.
Nordsjaelland remains slight favorite here, however Aalborg is also coming trying to improve and have a better performance than their previous one. Both teams to score and at least three goals scored here should be reached well before the final phase of the game. Neither of the teams inspire with confidence at the back.