Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Esbjerg were on the verge of being relegated last season when they ended just one position above rock bottomed Hobro. However, they will have a very difficult time saving the elite class status in this season as they are currently sitting at the very bottom with a single point won from five starting matches.The match to close the sixth round on Monday evening at Blue Water Arena in Esbjerg will give Odense the opportunity to move up the table with the victory over the worst team in the league.
Esbjerg are having serious issues with the attacking line as none of the three strikers (Hvilsom, Soder and McGrath) scored goals in Superligaen so far in the season. They started the season with a 0 – 4 defeat on home ground to FC Copenhagen which was followed by 2 – 1 defeat to Viborg.The only draw result came against AGF on home ground when the game ended in 2 – 2 while the last weekend saw yet another defeat, this time to AaB.
Odense on the other side are interestingly yet to suffer a defeat in the league. They, however, played four draws at the start of the season, as the first victory came in the last round against Nordsjaelland on home ground with 3 – 1. Thomas Mikkelsen who came from Vejle proved to be the best signing this season, as he scored two goals in three matches in Superligaen.
The visitors are favorites to grab three points and we will back them at the odds of 11/10. HT/FT win for Odense is given at the odds of 5/2 which is another decent betting option worth giving a shot.