AaB Aalborg vs Hobro
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Aalborg Portland Park (Aalborg).
Both AaB and Hobro started the year in a slower fashion, but managed to pick up maiden league wins after the winter break last weekend. The hosts returned to the battle for the top-half finish with an impressive 3-0 victory over SonderjyskE seven days ago. It was a super important success confidence-wise as Aalborg previously shipped five goals in back-to-back losses to Randers (0-3) and Midtjylland (2-1).
Hobro played a goalless draw to Horsens in the first fixture of the year. It was followed with a 2-1 loss at Nordsjaelland. However, Peter Sorensen’s men rebounded with a 2-0 victory over top-half Esbjerg on the home patch last weekend. The win moved them away from the very foot of the Superligaen standings as they now sit second from bottom. Can they take advantage of the inconsistent form of AaB’s at the start of the year to avoid a defeat at Aalborg Portland Park?
AaB Aalborg vs Hobro Head-to-head
The head to head stats suggests a home win here given Aalborg won 9, drew 3 and lost 3 of 15 meetings with Hobro.
The two sides met each other in a mid-season friendly in mid-January this year when Hobro picked up a 1-2 victory.
Aalborg clinched a demolishing 0-5 win when teams met each other in the first half of the season in late-September last year.
AaB have a dominant 20-4 goal difference in eight home matches against Hobro.
AaB Aalborg vs Hobro: Prediction
Hobro were the weakest travellers so far in the season. They picked up just three points from eleven league games on the road in this term of Superligaen (3 draws and 8 defeats). However, we have to say they look to have improved defensive efforts after the winter break. The team kept two clean sheets in three league games and lost only narrowly (2-1) away at attacking-powerful Nordsjaelland side in between these fixtures.
Since AaB did not shine overall at the start of the year, we can imagine a low-scoring scenario here. Under 2.5 goals FT is paid at the odds of 2.00. The hosts are still worth backing to win at 1.61 because of the head to head tradition as well as the fact the quality is certainly on their side.
AaB Aalborg vs Hobro: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1)
AaB to win @ 1.61 (8/13).