Copenhagen vs Nordsjaelland:
Date: Saturday, 30-July-2016,
Kick-off: 17:00 UK Time.
The defending champions FC Copengagen host Nordsjaelland in the third round match of the Danish Superliga 2016/17 on Saturday afternoon.
Copenhagen are coming with two massive victories in their first two games of the season. They eased past Lyngby at home in the opening week, followed by a 4-0 thrashing of Esbjerg away from home. They are also involved in the Champions League qualification round, which saw them travelled to Romania to face Astra Giurgiu for the first leg clash of the third round, which finished in a 1-1 draw.
FC Nordsjaelland kicked off their league season with a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Midtjylland in front of their home crowd. But they bounced back the following week with a 4-0 away win at Viborg. The Wild Tigers were 9th in the 12-team Danish League last season and their head-coach Kasper Hjulmand will be looking for a much improved showing in this season.
Copenhagen vs Nordsjaelland: Head-to-Head Stats
FC Copengagen lead the head-to-head stats with 27 wins from 44 competitive matches against Nordsjaelland, while the latter bagged 9 wins with 8 matches ending in draws.
The teams won their respective home matches at home in the 2015/16 Danish League season; with both matches ending with the same 2-0 full time score.
- Copengagen’s home record against Nordsjaelland from 24 matches is 17 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses.
- Copenhagen are unbeaten in the last 9 home matches against Nordsjaelland for the with 8 wins and a draw.
- Nordsjaelland last won at Copenhagen during October 2011, by a 3-1 final score-line.
Copenhagen vs Nordsjaelland: Prediction
Copenhagen have started their defense of the league title in style netting 7 goals from their first two matches without reply. They are also unbeaten in all competitions which includes their three matches in the Champions League qualifying round. The goal they conceded on in the 1-1 away draw against Romanian outfit Astra Giurgiu was the first in 5 matches this season.
While Nordsjaelland are a very inconsistent side and they haven’t won at Copenhagen in the last 9 visits. I believe they stand little chance against the defending Champions and must work really hard to avoid conceding a flurry of goals on Saturday afternoon.
My prediction is a 3-0 win for Copenhagen and I expect them to keep a clean sheet.
Copenhagen vs Nordsjaelland: Tips
Copenhagen Over 1.5 goals (Safe).