Silkeborg vs Sonderjyske by Isaiah
Silkeborg comes from a very important and quite unexpected victory at home over Midtjylland on last Thursday evening. It needs to be said that their visitors were more concrete during the match and actually deserved a bit more, but the home team exploited start of the second halftime in a best possible way and players of Midtjylland didn't manage to respond in the best possible way later on.
Hosts took the lead in 57th minute from a goal from Helenius, while the same player doubled up the lead from a penalty kick six minutes later and exploited lack of concentration in visiting defense, while the guests reduced the deficit in 75th minute via Onuachu, but that was it - without further change in the scoreline. It was third consecutive match without defeat overall, also sixth in home games, as the team climbed up to tenth position now, having twenty-two points so far which is six more than rock bottom placed sides and six less than play-off placed ones.
Home team will miss goalkeeper Kristian Faeste (who anyway didn't play this season at all), plus forward Nicolas Agger (13/0). Doubtful for this match is midfielder Ibrahim Moro (12/0).
Sonderjyske, on the other side, comes from second consecutive draw, this time in front of own fans against Aalborg last Tuesday evening in a 1: game. They actually took the lead already in eleventh minute with a goal from Dal Hende and it looked like they might control the game till the end, but visitors leveled up the result from a penalty kick in 73rd via Risgard.
Naturally, they wasn't a lot of time for the home team to respond later on, but neither they risked and jeopardize that point taken anyway. Still, the team remained undefeated in last three matches, having a victory and two draws, as they continue to be in the upper part of the table, currently at sixth position with twenty-eight points earned which is just four less than third placed Midtjylland. Away from home, the team has no victory in last three matches and are in need of responding here in order to catch up with higher placed sides. Visitors will only miss long term absentee forward Casper Olesen (2/0).
Silkerborg is in a fine momentum now, but this game might be a bit too much for them. There is certain individual quality that speaks in the favor of visitors, while the home team anyway over performed a bit recently and could easily get back to reality here.