This weekend has begun Superliga (Denmark). Today we have the last match from first round. Match between Odense and Nordsjaelland. In this game I think that Odense is near to win and also this match should bring us some goals.
Odense in last season was very bad, despite their solid team. In this season, they have again one very good team for this league and for sure the expectations are much higher from last season. They did not made some big changes, but like I said their team was very good in last season. So, for sure they will want much better results in this one.
About transfers, like I said it was small changes.
They lost: Falkesgaard (goalkeeper 7/0, gone to Midtjylland), Mikkelsen (attacker 12/2, gone to Ross County) and Lund (defender 21/0, gone to Lyngby). No one had important role in last season, so not big losses for the team.
They brought: Helenius (attacker - from Aalborg, in last season he played for Silkeborg and had 29/10), Mikkelsen (goalkeeper from Fredericia) plus few young players from their B team.
About absences for this game. They will be without: Petersen (defender 24/2), Laursen (defender 24/0) and Thomasen (midfielder 24/2).
Nordsjaelland was very good in last season. They finished in championship group (where they were fifth and without place for some european competition). This team is working usually with young players. Their team is mostly with young players. They are playing open football, usually with good attack and not so sure, stable defense.
For this season, they lost some important players and on the other side theuy brought young players from their B team.
They lost: Lobotka (midfielder 35/0, gone to Celta), Ingvartsen (attacker 35/23, gone to Genk), Carlgren (goalkeeper 5/0, gone to Konyaspor), Kohler (midfielder 19/0, gone to Helsingoer), Groothuizen (goalkeeper 12/0, end of loan from Ajax), plus few other noty important players. For sure the biggest losses are Lobotka who was their standard midfielder and Ingvartsen who was their top scorer.
Like I said, they brough several young players from their B team. Very good, profitable period for them (they earned about £8,5m from Lobotka and Ingvartsen), but we will how they will find replacements for them.
For today's match they will be without: Gregor (defender 18/0).
Odense have 7 consecutive wins against Nordsjaelland in past few seasons. For me they are in better situation at the moment. They have one good team, great attack, home ground. On the other side Nordsjaelland slightly weaker from last season. Still, they have good attack with few dangerous players, but also bad, shaky defense. I expect something like: 2:1; 3:1... So, my tips for this match are: Odense win (odds about 2,20), Odense over 1,5 goals (odds about 2,05) and 3+ (over 2,5 goals) with odds about 1,90. Good luck !