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FC Nordsjælland will be visiting Nature Energy Park on Sunday for the Superliga clash with hosts Odense BK.
Our Odense BK v FC Nordsjælland tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (including the best match odds).
Odense BK, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 3-2 Superliga success vs FC Copenhagen.
For Odense BK, goals were scored by Jens Jakob Thomasen (10') and Issam Jebali (17', 45'). Kamil Wilczek (61', 70') was the scorer for FC Copenhagen.
De Stribede have not been the best at stopping their opponents of late, although they’ve also done enough to score goals themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, De Stribede have been punished defensively in 5 of them as well as getting on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
Coming into this clash, Odense BK are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Brøndby IF in Superliga competition, FC Nordsjælland and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
For FC Nordsjælland, the goalscorers were Mohammed Diomande (12') and Mikkel Rygaard (38'). Simon Hedlund (48'), Lasse Vigen Christensen (75') and Sigurd Rosted (96') scored for Brøndby IF.
The stats don’t lie, and FC Nordsjælland have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 16 goals in total. In defence, Tigrene have clearly had some problems. We shall soon see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Coming into this meeting, FC Nordsjælland haven't beaten Odense BK in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 02/09/2018 tells us that Odense BK have won 2 of these & FC Nordsjælland 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined total of 18 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from De Stribede and 8 being from Tigrene. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Superliga match day 14 on 27/10/2019 which finished with the scoreline of Odense BK 3-1 FC Nordsjælland.
The referee was Jakob Sundberg.
Team News: Odense BK
Odense BK boss Jakob Michelsen will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash with a completely injury-free group to pick from.
In all likelihood, De Stribede may well opt for a 4-3-3 formation for this game featuring Oliver Christensen, Jørgen Skjellvik, Kasper Larsen, Jeppe Tverskov, Oliver Lund, Moses Opondo, Jens Jakob Thomasen, Troels Klove, Mads Frøkjær-Jensen, Issam Jebali and Emmanuel Sabbi.
Team News: FC Nordsjælland
Due to a fully healthy squad to pick from, FC Nordsjælland manager Flemming Pedersen does not have any fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
We’re of the thinking that Tigrene will likely utilise a 4-3-3 lineup, starting the game with Peter Vindahl Jensen, Martin Frese, Kian Hansen, Ulrik Yttergård Jenssen, Ivan Mesik, Magnus Kofod Andersen, Jacob Christensen, Mohammed Diomande, Isaac Atanga, Mikkel Rygaard Jensen and Kamal-Deen Sulemana.
We’re inclined to think that FC Nordsjælland might need a bit of good fortune to breach the defence of this Odense BK side who we reckon should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore predicting a narrow 1-0 victory for Odense BK at the end of this game.
Hoping for a good game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Nature Energy Park (15,790)
Captain: Janus Drachmann
Chairman: Niels Thorborg
Manager: Jakob Michelsen
Competitions: Superliga position 5
🔑 Key Player: Issam Jebali
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Issam Jebali was born in Majaz al Bab, Tunisia. After having made a senior debut playing for IFK Värnamo in the 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 2 league goals in this Superliga 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 1 appearances.