Friday 11 May

Nordjsaelland vs AC Horsens - Match Preview

10 May 2018 Ed Mackey DENMARK: Superligaen, Championship round
DENMARK: Superligaen, Championship round

FC Nordsjalland

  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • L

vs

Kick-off
17:00 GMT
11 May 2018

AC Horsens

  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • W

Kick-off
17:00 GMT 11 May 2018

It’s that time of year where most European leagues are nearing their ends and the same is true in the Danish Superliga as the Championship Round is coming closer to its climax. With just three games for each side left of the campaign, Nordsjælland face Horsens on Friday night.

STATS

  • Nordsjælland had a great chance to push for 3rd spot and a place in the Europa League qualifiers but they’ve hit a tough fixture list and some poor form. They are the only side in the six-team league without a win in their last five and now need to pick up two more points than Kobenhavn to overtake them in 3rd.
  • AC Horsens snuck into the top six late on in the campaign so there’s no surprise to see bottom of the Championship table with just three games to go. Before their 2-1 win over Aalborg, they endured a run of 11 games without a win which was disappointing but probably expected.
  • One player that has particularly stood out for the hosts is Emiliano Marcondes who has a staggering 17 goals in just 19 matches.
  • Horsens’ struggles have come mainly in front of goal with very few prolific strikers. Their leading scorer is Kjartan Finnbogason with just five goals.

HEAD TO HEAD

Horsens have got a shocking record against Nordsjælland with their last win against them coming back in 2009. That’s a run of 16 matches in all competitions that involves 11 Nordsjælland wins and five draws. Two of those stalemates came earlier in the campaign at Casa Arena Horsens while the match at Nordsjælland’s ended 6-0 to the hosts. Marcondes got a brace back in November.

NORDSJAELLAND NEWS

The hosts need three points to keep their European hopes alive as they still have to face the side directly above them. With an attack that has been full of goals this term, it’ll be very hard for the visitors to keep a clean sheet.

Latest matches: FC Nordsjalland

07.05.2018 Supe FC Midtjylland FC Nordsjalland 2:1 L
29.04.2018 Supe Brondby IF FC Nordsjalland 3:1 L
22.04.2018 Supe FC Nordsjalland Brondby IF 3:4 L
18.04.2018 Supe AC Horsens FC Nordsjalland 2:2 D
15.04.2018 Supe FC Nordsjalland FC Midtjylland 1:2 L

HORSENS NEWS

Horsens can move off the bottom of the Championship table with a win but it certainly won’t be easy. They’ve struggled to hit the back of the net and they’re facing a side who definitely had the same problems.

Latest matches: AC Horsens

04.05.2018 Supe AC Horsens Aalborg BK 2:1 W
27.04.2018 Supe AC Horsens FC Copenhagen 2:3 L
21.04.2018 Supe FC Copenhagen AC Horsens 4:1 L
18.04.2018 Supe AC Horsens FC Nordsjalland 2:2 D
15.04.2018 Supe Aalborg BK AC Horsens 2:0 L

SUMMARY

With European football still a very real possibility for Friday night’s hosts, they are expected to be fit and firing looking to secure some important points. They’ve scored 10 goals in their three games with Horsens this season and more goals and a priceless victory should come in this one.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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