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Esbjerg will do battle with visitors Skive IK at Blue Water Arena in the 1. division fixture on Sunday.
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Esbjerg won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 1-0 DBU Pokalen defeat last time out to Nykøbing FC.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Esbjerg have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Esbjerg have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals on the way. In any event, we must now wait to see whether the trend might be maintained in this match.
Since tasting defeat last time out to SønderjyskE in DBU Pokalen action, Skive IK will be hoping to turn things around here.
Looking at their form, and Skive IK have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 9 goals overall. At the back, Skive IK have seen their frailties exposed.
Going into this encounter, Skive IK haven’t won away from home in the past 6 matches in the league.
Team News: Esbjerg
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just one fitness concern for the Esbjerg gaffer Troels Bech to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group of players. Patrick Egelund (Thigh Muscle Strain) will miss out. Lasha Parunashvili will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Skive IK
Due to a completely injury-free group ready to go, Skive IK manager Thomas Røll Larsen doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game. André Bjerregaard cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’ve got the feeling that Esbjerg are likely to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
However, Skive IK could well struggle to find the back of the net although we do think that they will probably end up managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We’re therefore anticipating a 3-1 victory for Esbjerg come full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Blue Water Arena (16,942)
Chairman: Brian Knudsen
Manager: Troels Bech
Competitions: 1. division position 4, DBU Pokalen (Third Round)