Viborg vs Esbjerg: Preview and Prediction

Viborg vs Esbjerg:
Danish Superliga.
Date: Friday, July 29, 2016,
Kick-off: 17:00 UK Time.

Viborg and Esbjerg suffered defeats in their opening two matches and are currently 11th and 12th respectively in the 2016 Danish Superliga standings. It is certain that one of these teams will open their point tally when they face-off on Friday.

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Viborg finished 8th in the Danish Superliga standings last season after suffering defeats in 4 of their last 6 matches. They haven’t started the current campaign well as they lost 4-0 to Nordsjaelland in the season opener and a 2-1 defeat to AGF Aarhus the following week. It is still early days in the season, but problems in defense make them one of the weakest teams in the league at the moment.

Esbjerg are yet to score a goal in this season and conceded a massive 8 goals from their two matches so far. A pair of 4-0 defeats against Brondby on the opening day followed by Copenhagen summarizes their season so far. They were 11th in the league last season, one place above the relegated Hobro IK.

Viborg vs Esbjerg: Head-to-Head Stats

  • The teams had recently met on 9th July for a pre-season friendly which was won 1-0 at home by Esbjerg.
  • Esbjerg lead the overall head-to-head with 21 wins against Viborg’s 13 wins in 40 matches between these sides in all competitions and venues.
  • Viborg managed 8 wins from 24 home matches against Viborg, while the latter won 12 games, with 4 of them ending in draws.
  • Viborg were victorious in the last two home matches against Viborg, with the same fixture of 2015 league campaign ending in a 4-2 thriller on June 2016.

Viborg vs Esbjerg: Head-to-Head Stats

Viborg must be backing themselves to earn a win against a poor defensive side like Esbjerg. Viborg who won their last two home meetings against Esjberg had a moderate home record in last season’s Danish league. They managed 5 wins and 5 draws from their 16 matches losing 6. While Esjberg have a terrible away record, with just two wins all season managing just 2 wins from 17 games.

Considering the defensive vulnerabilities of these two teams I expect to see over 2.5 goals and will be backing Viborg to come out with at least a point from this encounter.

Viborg vs Esbjerg: Tips

  1. Over 2.5 goals.
  2. Viborg (Draw no bet).