Aron Wright - July 12, 2018
SønderjyskE vs Aalborg
Date: Friday, 13 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:15 UK / 20:15 CET
Venue: Sydbank Park, Haderslev.
SonderjyskE will host AaB in the first round fixture of the new Superligaen campaign on Friday evening at Sydbank Park.
The hosts will come into the game high on confidence following impressive results in pre-season friendlies. They bagged three wins on the bounce, all against top flight rivals, including the one over champions Midtjylland.
SonderjyskE were just four points short of making it to the Championship Round last season. It was an effort rewarded by the board which gave the head coach Claus Norgaard a new chance this time about.
The home team head into the new campaign as genuine contenders for the top-six finish in spite of selling an influential striker Mikhael Uhre to heavyweights Brondby.
They brought in FC Eindhoven’s Mart Lieder as a replacement, alongside four other names which strengthened the side in between two seasons.
SonderjyskE’s defensive line showed pretty decent displays in pre-season friendlies as the team shipped no more than two goals in three matches. That’s a much better record than the one of AaB’s as the visitors conceded as many as seven in four games.
AaB were struggling badly for results away from home in the Championship Round as they ended the season with a streak of four losses and a draw in five away games. Based on everything written above, we find the value in backing SonderjyskE DNB at the odds of 1.72.
Punters who are looking for safer options can go with the visitors not to score two or more goals in the match, a bet priced at 1.40.