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The 1. division clash at Blue Water Arena on Thursday sees home side Esbjerg play against Silkeborg IF.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Esbjerg v Silkeborg IF can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Esbjerg will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-1 1. division victory against Fredericia.
Their more recent scorelines really do illustrate the point that it has been a great time for the Esbjerg backline. Esbjerg have been miserly, resulting in the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 outings standing at 2.
Coming into this clash, Esbjerg are unbeaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Silkeborg IF will come into the encounter after a 3-0 1. division win over Kolding IF in their previous game.
A succession of outstanding displays by the Silkeborg IF defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their previous 6 fixtures overall. In that period, their forwards have scored 12. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether such a trend shall persist in this match or not.
Their prior results show that Silkeborg IF:
- have left without a victory over Esbjerg when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not good.
- have not been beaten by Esbjerg in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 21/11/2016 shows us that Esbjerg have won 2 of them and Silkeborg IF 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 8 of them for Esbjerg and 10 created by De røde. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
Team News: Esbjerg
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Esbjerg gaffer Troels Bech to be concerned with due to a largely intact set of players. Patrick Egelund (Thigh Muscle Strain) won’t play.
Team News: Silkeborg IF
Silkeborg manager Kent Nielsen has not got a full squad to pick from. Wessam Abou Ali (Unknown Injury), Milan Massop (Unknown Injury), Magnus Mattsson (Unknown Injury) and Oscar Hedvall (Knee Injury) will miss out on this game.
In our opinion, Silkeborg IF and Esbjerg should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the match.
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 2