Hobro vs Viborg
Danish Superligaen Play-offs
Date: Thursday, 30 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: DS Arena (Hobro).
Hobro survived a true scare last weekend when they needed extra-time goal from Emmanuel Sabbi to save the top flight status and beat Vejle 2-1 on aggregate in an eliminatory tie. They thus earned another chance to save the elite tier status in spite of having a dreadful regular season campaign.
The hosts finished the regular season second form bottom with a single point advantage on rock-bottomed Vejle. They were not much better in the post-season Relegation Round either, ending the Group B at the last place (4th) with a two-point deficit to third Vendsyssel.
Keeping things tight at the back will be the biggest challenge for Peter Sorensen’s men here. Hobro finished both regular season and post-season with the worst defensive record in the entire league. They did ship just one goal in two play-offs ties with Vejle, but can they do well against the most lethal attacking line of Danish 1st Division?
Hobro vs Viborg: Head-to-head
Viborg were much more successful historically.
They won seven, drew four and lost just two of thirteen meetings with Hobro.
The Greens won three of last four head to head affairs with Hobro.
There were three or more goals scored in three of past four H2H games between the two likes.
Hobro vs Viborg: Prediction
Viborg definitely head into this tie in higher spirits following a super strong campaign they had this season in the second class of Danish football. The Greens were unlucky not to have won the competition and earned the automatic promotion to the elite tier.
Steffen Hjer’s troops finished the campaign just one point below champions Silkeborg. They enjoyed a spectacular finish to the season with a thread of four wins and a draw (2-2 just against Silkeborg). We believe such spell of form, as well as the fact they have dominated this match-up historically, will make the difference in Viborg’s favour here.
We will be brave enough and back the visitors to win at 3.40 odds, while more conservative punters will fancy Viborg not to lose at 1.72.
Hobro vs Viborg: Bet Tips
Viborg or Draw @ 1.72 (8/11)
Viborg to win @ 3.40 (12/5).