AaB vs Midtjylland
Date: Friday, 20 July 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Aalborg Portland Park, Aalborg.
Midtjylland started the title-defense quest in disappointing manner, failing to break the deadlock against AGF on the opening day of the new Superligaen season. They will face a tougher challenge in the second round when the reigning champions travel to Aalborg to take on AaB.
The hosts came fifth at the end of the last season and they can be a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard. Danish coach Morten Wieghorst has been doing a phenomenal job ever since he took charge in January 2017 and he has reasons to be thrilled with the start of the new campaign as Kasper Kusk brought his team a three-pointer away at SonderjsyskE last weekend.
The initial win will certainly boost up the confidence in team’s dressing room a disappointing 1-2 loss to Silkeborg in the final pre-season test six days before the Superligaen kick off.
AaB vs Midtjylland: Head-to-head
- Midtjylland completely dominated this match-up in the most recent history.
- The Wolves won five and drew one of last six meetings with AaB.
- Midtjylland scored at least three goals on three separate occasions in last four matches against AaB.
- The previous clash at Aalborg Portland Park saw a 3-3 draw.
AaB vs Midtjylland: Prediction
Even though the opening round results may not suggest such scenario, this match has prospects of producing a high-scoring thriller.
Both teams generally ply attacking-minded football and it’s clear AaB will not park the bus in front of the home crowd. This is why three of last four head to head games in Aalborg saw goals at both ends, a scenario worth backing at the 1.70 odds here.
Midtjylland did not change the side that won the league last year too much in between two seasons, but they clearly lack confidence after being winless in last four games (three friendlies and one league tie).
Jess Thorup has a strong firepower on display up front and we’d not be surprised to see it exploding here. The value is strong with Midtjylland to win & BTTS at 3.75.
AaB vs Midtjylland: Bet Tips
- BTTS @ 1.70
- Midtjylland to win & BTTS @ 3.75.