Odense BK vs FC Copenhagen
Denmark – Superligaen
Date: Sunday, 5 August 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Nature Energy Park, Odense.
Copenhagen had an underwhelming campaign in the previous term of Superligaen and they seem to be determined to keep it behind and attack the trophy in the new season in Danish top flight.
The Lions responded well after the initial shock which came with the 1-2 home loss to Horsens in the very first round. It was followed with a 1-1 draw to Finnish KuPS, which was enough to push the Danes into the second qualifying round of Europa League.
Copenhagen then started a four-win streak without a single goal conceded in fixtures against Hobro, Aab and Stjarnan (two times). They will be enormous favourites to keep it going on Sunday afternoon when the Lions take on the struggling OB side away at Natural Energy Park in Odense.
The hosts got off to a poor kick off to the new campaign winning just one point from three matches so far. It’s a bitterly disappointing return for Jakob Michelsen and his men given the opposition included the names of Vendsyssel, SonderjyskE and Randers.
Odense vs Copenhagen: Head-to-head
Copenhagen dominated this match-up over the course of history,
The Lions won 35 and lost 18 of 75 encounters with OB.
Copenahgen won five of last six H2H games.
Interestingly, none of last five head to head matches saw goals at both ends.
Odense vs Copenhagen: Prediction
Not only have Copenhagen been tough to break down lately, but their attacking line was also super inspired at the other end. The team notched seven goals in two league wins over Hobro and AaB and also seven in two Europa League victories over Icelandic Stjarnan.
Dame N’Doye, who returned to Copenhagen this summer, completed a hat-trick in the4-0 thumping of Aab last weekend, while another acquisition Kenan Kodro also scored three goals in a demolishing 5-0 win over Stjarnan in the second leg of their Europa League tie.
Given that the hosts took just a single point from three games so far in the season, it is really hard to predict anything else but a confident victory for Copenhagen here. The away win looks to be a banker at the 1.80 odds, while you can also back Copenhagen to keep a clean sheet at 2.62.
Odense vs Copenhagen: Bet Tips
Copenhagen to win @ 1.80
Copenhagen to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62.