GOG vs. Aalborg Prediction, Tips & Odds – Aug 23, 2022, 20:30 CET
With the end of the summer approaching, sports are finally coming to life. The new handball season is about to start and it immediately has a special treat in store for us. This Tuesday at 20:30h Danish handball giants GOG and Aalborg will open the new season with a Supercup clash, which will be a repeat of last year´s final.
Aalborg Team News
Couple of months ago GOG literally stole the title from Aalborg. They managed to win the decisive game away from home in a two-legged final and completely shocked the reigning champions.
Even though Aalborg´s reign finally ended, they will still play in the Champions League this season. Despite not winning the domestic title, Aalborg received a wildcard to compete in the group stage of the EHF CL. That means they will get a chance to achieve the Scandinavian handball dream which is winning the most prestigious club competition.
Never in history has a Danish team won the Champions League. However, with the most recent investments things could very well change this season. Aalborg´s biggest reinforcement this preseason was without a doubt Mikkel Hansen, who arrived to the club yesterday with a private jet to be present at the player introduction.
GOG Team News
After they almost put the entire upcoming season of the hosts in danger, GOG will try to inflict a double blow to their biggest rivals. They are coming back to win the Supercup on Aalborg´s court, where they celebrated the title in June.
Around two months ago in the league finals, GOG managed to turn around the decisive return leg in a dramatic ending and win their first title after a 15-year drought. In addition, the famous Danish team will also return to the Champions League after a very long dry spell.
During preseason GOG made a lot of roster changes. Two new names that stand out are Nejc Cehte,who arrived from Bundesliga, and Henrik Jakobsen who returned to his old club after playing in France. Despite some key departures, the reigning Danish champions should be able to maintain more or less the same level of quality with the new players they signed.
GOG vs Aalborg Prediction
The new Danish handball season traditionally starts with this Supercup clash. After they put an end to Aalborg´s dominance in the league, at first glance it seems the background is ideal for GOG to end their reign in the Supercup as well.
Aalborg have won this trophy for three consecutive years and have better quality in our opinion. The champions have lost some key pieces which they tried to replace, while Aalborg managed to keep all of their key players and even strenghtened their squad.
The hosts want revenge for the loss in the final, which should be enough for the win with the support of a packed arena and their superior class.
Date and time: 23.08.2022 20:30 CET
Prediction: HT/FT – 2/2