Skive vs Vejle by 20Legend
Skive comes from a very strong performance against 3rd placed Helsingor (1-1) as they grabbed a point last Sunday. It was a real team effort and the match report shows that as well. The first half started in the predicted way with Helsingor putting on enormous pressure which leads to an early lead after four minutes. It was Helsingor who kept the slight upper hand through the remaining half, but Skive started to slowly making their way into the game.
A chance after 25 minutes could have equalized the score for Skive, but the precision was not there. However, it set the standard for the other half to come as Skive came out as a whole different team. Skive worked hard and managed to steal the initiative in the game via nice combination-play, but it was just almost that chances was created. Skive lacked concentration on the final pass, but succeeded after 75 minutes. The goal really inspired Skive who continued to go for the second goal, but they did not come any closer and neither did Helsingor.
It was a brilliant point from Skive who showed real team effort in the process, and even deserved the win most of the two teams if you had to choose a winner. Skive has a very young team which says a lot about their performance against a better opponent on paper. Midfielder Mikkel Frankoch (9/1) is injured and will not play.
Velje finally broke their negative streak in the league (0-1-2) by beating Nykobing (2-0) last Friday. It was a sparkling first half that set the tone in the game as Velje used only seven minutes to take the lead. They followed up by putting 2-0 twenty minutes later before the usually strong defensive guest was able to get into the game. The game made a sudden change as both teams neutralized each other’s chances. The result was that Velje got to keep their 2-0 lead through the whole game, while the best away-team in the league had to travel home empty handed.
It was a strong performance from Velje who also stepped up to 9th place with 13 points and one game in hand. That means that a win tonight could actually put them up on 4th place with the same amount of points as both 2nd placed Helsingor and 3rd placed Vendsyssel. Attacker Mario Alvarez (5/0) is still missing while attacker Juan Diego Gutierez (4/0) is also out for tonight’s match.
Both teams have got positive matches to look back on in the last round and I think there will be plenty of action tonight as well. Skive has a very young squad which naturally brings various performances in a long season. Velje has been a bit unstable themselves in the beginning, but could take huge steps up the table with three points tonight. Three of Skive’s four home games have gone above 2.5 goals, while all of Velje’s away games have gone over the same line.
Their previous meetings do also show the same tendency with six of their last seven meetings have involved at least three goals. I believe in a similar scenario tonight at Spar Nord Arena and pick over 2.5 goals.