Midtjylland vs SonderjyskE
Date: Thursday, 4 February 2021
Kick-Off at 17.00 UK
Venue: MCH Arena, Herning.
The defending champions return to Superliga duties on Thursday afternoon when they play host to SonderjyskE in the 14th round of the competition. Ulvene ended the first part of the regular season at the top of the standings, having picked up 27 points in 13 matches. They have won the title in a superb fashion last time out, but will have a much fiercer competition this season, with Brondby sitting level on points with them at the moment.
SonderjyskE have played great at the start of the season, but only to lose ground on the strongest teams in the country after a pair of losses to Brondby and Randers in mid-December. They are, however, still just six points shy of the table-toppers and a potential upset on Thursday evening would catapult Glen Riddersholm’s troops straight into the battle for the title.
Midtjylland vs SonderjyskE Head-to-head
- Midtjylland have been the dominant force in the history of this match-up (25 wins, 9 draws, and 10 losses in 44 games).
- However, SonderjyskE clinched a surprising 2-0 victory when the two outfits battled it out in the first half of the campaign (in September last year).
- Ulvene had previously been on a three-win streak against SonderjyskE.
- Just one of the last five head to head encounters saw goals scored at both ends.
Midtjylland vs SonderjyskE Prediction
These two sides have done relatively well in defending their goals so far in the season (for Danish Superliga standards at least). Ulvene have the second-best defensive record in the competition (14 goals conceded in 13 games). They looked very solid at the back in mid-season friendlies as well. The team led by Brian Priske kept three successive clean sheets in the victories over AGF Aarhus, Silkeborg, and Esbjerg.
The hosts will have to keep an eye on SonderjyskE’s top scorer Haji Wright who notched seven goals so far in the season. The American forward bagged two goals in the team’s recent 3-5 win over Silkeborg in a friendly. Nevertheless, SonderjyskE disappointed in their last test before the continuation of the league as they fell 1-0 to Kolding. Knowing that the hosts kept three straight clean sheets in friendlies, we will back Midtjylland to win to nil as the main betting option at the odds of 2.50.
Midtjylland vs SonderjyskE Bet Tips
Midtjylland to win to nil @ 2.50
HT/FT Midtjylland/Midtjylland @ 2.20.