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The 1. division tie at Blue Water Arena on Thursday sees home team Esbjerg take on HB Køge.
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Esbjerg will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-0 1. division loss in their previous game against FC Helsingør.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Esbjerg have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Esbjerg have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals on the way. Even so, we must now wait to see if such a trend will continue on here in this match.
Their past results show that Esbjerg:
- haven't been beaten in the league by HB Køge in their last 3 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Fredericia in 1. division action, HB Køge will be aiming to make amends here.
It has become apparent that HB Køge have been starved of goals over their last six clashes, netting the disappointing return of only 4. In those matches, Svanerne have also seen the collective goal tally of opposing teams equal 10.
Their past results show that HB Køge:
- haven't beaten Esbjerg when they have played them away from home in the previous 9 league matches. A really bad run.
- are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 02/05/2010 shows us that Esbjerg have won 3 of them and HB Køge 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 2.
A combined total of 11 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 from Esbjerg and 5 being from Svanerne. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
Team News: Esbjerg
Kjartan Finnbogason (Unknown Injury) and Joni Kauko (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for Esbjerg manager Troels Bech.
Team News: HB Køge
Owing to a fully healthy group available to select from, HB Køge manager Morten Karlsen has zero fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
We’re of the opinion that Esbjerg will most probably be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
However, HB Køge may well struggle to get shooting opportunities but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be converting at least once here.
Accordingly, we see a controlled 3-1 winning margin for Esbjerg come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Blue Water Arena (16,942)
Chairman: Brian Knudsen
Manager: Troels Bech
Competitions: 1. division position 3