Aalborg BK vs FC Midtjylland, KO: 17:00 Jul 24, 2021, Aalborg Portland Park
Aalborg and Midtjylland will be looking to breathe some life into their season when they square off in a Danish Superliga clash at Aalborg Portland Park. Both teams have not made the best start to the campaign and should cancel each other out for a draw.
Aalborg began their campaign in the new season with a 2-2 draw at Copenhagen. They took the lead through Louka Prip and needed a second half equaliser from Kasper Kusk to salvage a point after the hosts had gone in front.
The result was an extension of Aalborg’s form in preseason as they claimed just one win from five warm up matches. They played out three draws in that run, including another 2-2 scorelìne against Viborg.
The problem for Marti Cifuentes's men is in defence as they often struggle to keep things tight at the back. They have kept just one clean sheet in their last six matches across all competitions and have also conceded three goals in their last two fixtures.
Midtjylland lost their opening game of the season as they were beaten 2-1 by Odense BoldKlub. They grabbed an equaliser through Pione Sisto after going behind in the first half but failed to hold on for the point and conceded the winner in added time.
Things have not been smooth for Bo Henriksen’s team in recent weeks as they have claimed just one win from their last four matches across all competitions. They head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a 1-1 draw with Scottish side Celtic in the Champions League with Evander getting the goal.
Like their hosts, Midtjylland have also struggled to keep things tight in defence having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four matches. They have also conceded seven goals in that run.
How the bookies view it
Both teams have experienced similar problems in the early stage of the season and look set to battle to a draw.
Head to head
Midtjylland have the upper hand in this fixture with 33 wins from 66 previous matches. Aalborg have claimed 24 victories while there have been nine draws between both teams.
Both teams have claimed one win each from the last three meetings with Midtjylland earning a 2-0 victory in the most recent Superliga fixture back in February.
Players to watch
Striker Kasper Kusk is already off the mark for Aalborg this season and could be worth keeping an eye on. He is priced at 19/7 by Vbet to score anytime while the first goal is priced at 17/2 by bet365.
Pione Sisto is often a threat on the left for Midtjylland with his pace and was on target in his last Superliga appearance. The forward could be worth a punt to score anytime at 5/2 with Unibet while bet365 is offering 15/2 for the first goal.
Anything else catch the eye?
Aalborg saw over 3.5 goals in their last fixture and a similar outcome is priced at odds of 19/10 by BetVictor. Red Zone has over 2.5 goals at odds of 4/5 while Sport Nation is offering 13/19 on both teams to score.
This match between Aalborg BK and FC Midtjylland will be played on Jul 24, 2021 and kick off at 17:00. Check below for our tipsters best Aalborg BK vs FC Midtjylland prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.