Odense vs. Nordsjaelland Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 18, 2022 19:00 CET
The last match of the Danish Superliga opening round will be played between Odense and Nordsjaelland on Monday.
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Odense Team News
For years, Odense is a club that survives in the Danish Superliga, although they usually finish the season in one of the last four positions. Last season they finished in eighth place and predictions are similar this time as well. Anything above eighth place would be a huge achievement considering the team’s value and budget.
Between two seasons, Odense changed a large number of players. They signed Bjorn Paulsen from Hammarby and Agon Mucolli from Kristiansud. Gustav Grubbe came from Leipzig young team. The biggest loss is Jens Thomasen departure to Nimes. He was one of Odense’s best players in the past period and it will be difficult to replace him.
At the start of the new season, Odense will host Nordsjaelland. Odense’s ambition will be to collect a sufficient number of points as soon as possible, and a victory at the start of the championship would be very important. In friendly matches in the past few weeks, Odense recorded several defeats, but luckily for them the real thing is now starting.
🗣 Det er da klart, at der er noget stolthed i at gå først ind.— Odense Boldklub (@Odense_Boldklub) July 17, 2022
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Nordsjaelland Team News
Unlike Odense, Nordsjaelland had several solid seasons in the last decade. In 2012, they even managed to win the title. Then, they were led by Kasper Hjulmand, current head coach of Denmark national team. After that, they played three more times in qualifying for European competitions, but never reached the group stage.
Nordsjaelland sold talented Simon Adingra to Brighton in June for eight million euros. Magnus Kofod Anderson went to Venezia and Maxwell Woledzi to Vitoria Guimaraes. Of the new players, the only one worth mentioning is goalkeeper Andreas Hansen, who arrived from Aalborg. Nordsjaelland has a team for the middle of table, and the eventual fight for places in Europe would be beyond expectations.
Already in the first round against Odense, true quality of Nordsjaelland will be seen. On paper, they are a slightly better team than Odense. However, if they cannot overcome them, then it is clear that the top 5 will not be a realistic range for this club.
🔴2️⃣0️⃣🟡 pic.twitter.com/yyd49g3nHt— FC Nordsjælland 🐯 (@FCNordsjaelland) July 16, 2022
Last season, these two teams played four times against each other in the Danish Superliga. Odense won twice and Nordsjaelland once. Also, it was one tie. They also met in the Danish Cup when Odense advanced after extra time.
Gustav Grubbe won’t play for Odense, while all other players are available for both teams.
Odense vs. Nordsjaelland Prediction
In every clash between these two clubs last season, at least two goals were scored. Odense and Nordsjaelland can play offensively and if one goal is scored in the first 30 minutes, we can expect to see a total of at least three goals.
Date and Time: 18.07.2022 19:00 CET
Pick: Over 2.5 goals