FC Copenhagen vs AaB Aalborg
Date: Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Telia Parken, Copenhagen.
The second match of Superliga season 2017/18 will take place at Telia Parken where the reigning champions FC Copenhagen host Aalborg.
Since the horrible preparatory period is behind Copenhagen, the upcoming two weeks are crucial for their season. They failed to win all three friendly matches they had scheduled. At first, they were beaten by Serbian champions FK Partizan despite they were without their three key players. Afterward, they drew Krasnodar and Sturm Graz, so they finished the preseason winless.
FC Copenhagen are facing Zilina in UEFA Champions League qualification. The first leg will be played in Slovakia, so before facing Aalborg, the hosts will play crucial match towards next European season along with a long trip back home.
Aalborg finished the regular part of the last season in 8th place, so they had to compete in the relegation group. They dodged the playoffs by securing the second position in their group.
In their first match of the preseason, Aalborg were beaten by Midtjylland 1-0. They won next two games, against Hacken and Vendsyssel FF, respectively.
In their last prep match, Aalborg drew Hansa Rostock 1-1.
Aalborg’s goal this season is to finish among the top six which will be far from easy as the competition in Denmark is getting huge.
FC Copenhagen vs Aalborg: Head-to-head
Aalborg are winless against FCK since 2014. In the last seven outings between the two sides, FC Copenhagen won 6 outings while Aalborg only grabbed a point.
FC Copenhagen vs Aalborg: Prediction
Taking Copenhagen’s obligations in Champions League qualification and their poor pre-season performances, they seem slightly overrated. Backing Aalborg with +1.25 handicap is an excellent choice since FCK will certainly rotate, especially if Zilina manage to surprise them in Slovakia.
FC Copenhagen vs Aalborg: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Aalborg +1.25 Asian Handicap at the odds of 1.88 with Pinnacle.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Correct Score 1-1 at the odds of 9.00 with Bet365.