Esbjerg will arrive at JYSK Park on Saturday for the 1. division showdown with hosts Silkeborg IF.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Silkeborg IF v Esbjerg are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Silkeborg IF are hoping to win again after their last result, the 2-0 1. division triumph vs Skive IK.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, Kent Nielsen's Silkeborg IF have hit the target 10 times resulting in an average number of goals per match of 1.67.
Going into this encounter, Silkeborg IF have not beaten Esbjerg in their previous 2 matches in the league.
Esbjerg will go into this encounter following a 1-0 1. division win with the defeat of HB Køge in their last game.
In their last 6 outings, Esbjerg have amassed the sum of 7 goals. Esbjerg have also managed to score in every single one of those games. In that time, they’ve seen 10 goals go into their own net. That trend might not be continued here, of course.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 20/09/2016, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Silkeborg IF winning 2 of those games, Esbjerg 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A total of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 7 for De røde and 7 coming from Esbjerg. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Superliga match day 17 on 24/11/2019 when the final score was Silkeborg IF 1-2 Esbjerg.
The match was refereed by Aydin Uslu.
Team News: Silkeborg IF
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Silkeborg IF boss Kent Nielsen to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Milan Massop (Unknown Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Esbjerg
Thanks to a fully healthy group to pick from, Esbjerg manager Troels Bech has zero fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Esbjerg and Silkeborg IF are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
A scoreless draw looks like a real possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore expecting a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: JYSK Park (10,000)
Chairman: Henrik Lyhne
Manager: Kent Nielsen
Competitions: 1. division position 6