FC Copenhagen vs FC Randers: Predictions, Picks & Odds
WSN predicts FC Copenhagen will win to nil (+155).
- Danish Superliga champions FC Copenhagen have won the last six games against Randers FC
- Despite injury problems, Copenhagen must beat Randers FC at home in an eerily empty Telia Parken Stadium over corona-virus concerns
- Randers suffered a shocking defeat last week against Hobro potentially shaking their confidence
|What||FC Copenhagen vs Randers FC|
|Where||Telia Parken Arena, Copenhagen|
|When||Sunday, June 7, 11:00 AM EST|
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FC Copenhagen vs Randers FC Odds
The Danish Superliga restarted last weekend after several months of lockdown. FC Copenhagen (FCC) won their game against local rivals Lyngby BK while title rivals FC Midtjylland suffered a defeat against AC Horsens meaning that the title race just got a bit closer.FCC is currently nine points behind FC Midtjylland, the leading team in the league, but with 33 points to play for nothing is decided yet.
The hosts are favorites for their face-off with Randers FC who have not impressed anyone with their first two games post corona.
|Match winner and Both teams to score||Odds|
|FC Copenhagen and Yes||-115|
|FC Copenhagen and No||-113|
Odds taken June 5, 2020, from DraftKings Sportsbook.
FC Copenhagen to Play Without Offensive Stars
Injuries have been a constant problem for Ståle Solbakken’s, the FC manager Copenhagen team all season and they are having to play without some of the biggest stars in the entire Danish league. Left-back player Nicolai Boilesen has been out for months, but they have a decent back up in Pierre Bengtsson.
The main concern is that Jonas Wind, Viktor Fischer, and Dame N’Doye, who might be the three biggest offensive stars of the team, are still sidelined with injuries.
It was not a problem in last week’s game against Lyngby, but if the injuries persist then it could become very problematic later in the season. Dame N’Doye, who is the club’s all-time goalscorer with 117 goals, will probably be out for months while wunderkind Jonas Wind should be ready to play in the coming weeks.
Randers FC Lacks Creativity
Randers FC is known as a rock-solid side that is never been beaten severely and can always be counted on to deliver when the time comes. They were close to reaching the top six, which after the main round of Superligaen gives qualification for the Championship Round but failed to beat Hobro at home last week.
Randers manager Thomas Thomasberg is known for his ability to build a team with a solid foundation that is difficult to play against, but they lack creativity in the offensive part of the team.
During the January trading window, Randers sold Georgian footballer Saba Lobjanidze who was by far the most important offensive player in the team. His contract was expiring this summer and in order to earn a transfer fee, the club decided to sell him to Turkish team Ankaragücü.
Since his departure, Randers has scored four goals in six games and it is very clear they lack a player who can do the unexpected on his own. Someone who can pull through with a superstar move
Even worse Randers only managed to score one goal in the last six games against FC Copenhagen.
Home Team Advantage Is Gone
The Danish Superliga reopened the season as one of the first top tier leagues in Europe. A forty-page protocol has been distributed to teams outlining strict precautions to minimize the transmission of Coronavirus, but the main thing for bettors to consider is the fact that the games are played without spectators.
The results in both the German Bundesliga and the Danish Superliga have shown that the home-field advantage is very minimal if there are no home town fans in the stands to cheer them on.
In the last round of Superliga no home team managed to score more than one goal. The last time that happened was in 2016 and even though the data sample is relatively small it is fair to conclude that it affects the otherwise reliable home-field advantage.
FC Copenhagen is used to being supported by 15,000 to 20,000 fans at home and they will be sorely missed on Sunday.
Obviously, FC Copenhagen are favorites to win this game against Randers, but the odds on the home team seem a bit short.
FC Copenhagen’s three best offensive players remain sidelined and the visitors have problems creating chances to realistically score so it could be a fairly even game.
Randers only managed to score in one of the last six games against FC Copenhagen and it seems likely that Karl-Johan Johnsson, the FC goal-keeper, will keep a clean sheet.
FC Copenhagen will win to nil (+155).
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