Aron Wright - July 12, 2018
Vejle Boldklub vs Hobro IK
Date: Friday, 13 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Vejle Stadion, Vejle.
Adolfo Sormani led Vejle to the silverware in the previous term of 1st Division, the title which returned the Reds to the elite class of the Danish football after a nine-year break. Vejle are set for the first top flight fixture in nine years on Friday when they will play host to Hobro.
The tie certainly allows the hosts to get off to the victorious kick off to the campaign given the opposition’s strength. Hobro featured the Relegation Round in the previous Superligaen season and they are not expected to challenge the top six spots in the new campaign either.
Neither of the two sides will come into the game high on confidence after poor results in pre-season friendlies. Both teams lost two and drew one of three outings proving pout to be fairly easy to break down in the process.
Vejle had somewhat stronger rivals in the preparations period. They drew 2-2 to Swedish Ostersunds before losing just narrowly to German Eintracht Braunschweig.
The team led by the Italian manager Adolfo Sormani was generally very tough to beat in front of the home crowd last season in 1st Division and we do find them as slight favourites to get off to the victorious kick off to the campaign here against Hobro.
The visitors conceded as many as five goals in last two tests against the likes of Viborg and Vendsyssel, which is why we also find the value in backing Vejle to score two or more goals at the odds of 2.50 here.