Midtjylland vs Brondby
Denmark – Superligaen
Date: Thursday, 1 March 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK
Venue: MCH Arena (Herning).
A real buzz is expected in and around MCH Arena when country’s top two sides are set to lock horns in the clash which might determine the title winner. Midtjylland are in a much better position being three points clear off their counterparts at the 5top of the league standings and a win here could make a major step towards the silverware for them. Nonetheless, the opposition scenario gives Brondby the pole position ahead of the remaining fixtures of the campaign.
The Wolves have already passed one stern test two weeks ago when they played the reigning champions Copenhagen at MCH Arena. Even though they got a cold shower conceding a goal early on, Midtjylland have shown the fighting spirits to come back and clinch a comprehensive 3-1 victory at the end to preserve the first position in the league ladder.
Jess Thorup’s side has thus maintained the perfect record with three wins in three matches after the break on when Marc Dal Hende led them to a 1-2 win away at Hobro. Thorup will be without an important midfielder Ogochukwu Frank who has bagged two goals in three appearances since joining the team in January. The Nigerian midfielder has been sent off against Hobro and won’t be eligible to feature the derby against Brondby.
The visitors have boosted up their confidence ahead of a super important clash by netting as many as six goals in the weekend’s thumping of FC Helsingor at Brondby Stadion. Teemu Pukki bagged a brace, while his fellow companion in the final third Kamil Wilczek also added his name on the scoresheet in a demolishing victory. Alex Zorniger’s men have generally been pretty impressive up front after the break as they’ve scored ten goals in three matches in 2018.
Midtjylland vs Brondby: Head-to-head
Brondby have been slightly more successful over the course of history, but they’ve rarely managed to come on top in H2H matches at MCH Arena.
Drengene Fra Vestegnen have only won 7 of 28 away meetings with Midtjylland.
Each of last six H2H encounters between these rivals has seen three or more goals scored.
This includes Brondby’s demolishing 4-0 victory when the two sides met in mid-July last year.
Midtjylland vs Brondby: Prediction
Both teams have been enjoying a hot run of form lately and given that goal fests are pretty common for their H2H ties, we just have no other option but to go with the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS as the main betting option.
Since Brondby have been red-hot in the final third recently, backing them to net two or more goals seems like a value pick at 2.10.
Midtjylland vs Brondby: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.90
Brondby Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.10