FC Copenhagen vs Lyngby BK: Predictions, Picks & Odds
We predict a narrow Lyngby victory here.
- The Danish Superliga is back after a 3-month break
- Danish Champions from FC Copenhagen will open with a local derby against Lyngby BK
- With a 12 points gap to league leaders FC Midtjylland only a victory counts for FCC
|What||Lyngby BK vs FC Copenhagen|
|Where||Lyngby Stadion, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark|
|When||Monday, 1st of June 2020, 12:00 PM EST|
The Danish Superliga is one of the first European football leagues to restart after it was decided to suspend play in March amid Coronavirus concerns.
One of the most interesting games of the 24th round is the local derby between Lyngby BK and FC Copenhagen.
There is a lot of history backing up this game and it will be a contentious match for supporters of Lyngby BK when they face off against rivals from Central Copenhagen making this match one of the most important of the season.
With only two games remaining in the main season these three points are extremely important.
Lyngby BK was promoted to Superligaen before the season and is looking to secure another season in the best Danish league.
FC Copenhagen, who won their 13th championship a year ago, will have to close the gap with league leaders FC Midtjylland, who are currently 12 points in the lead.
Lyngby BK vs FC Copenhagen Odds
Odds taken from DraftKings
Lyngby managed to win the last two home games against FC Copenhagen despite the latter having four times the player budget.
After three months without competitive football, it is difficult to predict the game, but the odds are in favor of FC Copenhagen.
The Danish Champions have better players at every position and will likely win the game. However, Lyngby has been among the best home teams in Superligaen this season.
The best bet looks to be with the home team with this match.
Lyngby Players Were Sent Home During Corona Lockdown
When the Danish government decided to lock down the country in March the Danish Superliga was suspended shortly after.
Several clubs decided to send players and staff on forced leave in order to apply for special help packages from the government to cover salary expenses.
While FC Copenhagen has been able to train in smaller groups during the quarantine period Lyngby opted to send players home.
This means that the team was not able to train together and have been forced to train individually.
Assuming Lyngby players were able to train successfully in isolation enough to challenge FC remains to be seen.
Injury Problems in FC Copenhagen
FC Copenhagen is once again missing some key players for the game against Lyngby. They have been unlucky all season when it comes to injuries, and even after a three-month break to recuperate, they will nonetheless have to play without some of their biggest profiles.
As it looks now, FCC manager Ståle Solbakken will have to play without Viktor Fischer, Dame N’Doye, Jonas Wind, and Nicolai Boilesen, all of whom are among the teams first string.
Even though they have a complete squad with good back up players injuries remain a persistent problem for FC, who is the biggest club in Scandinavia.
No Spectators on Lyngby Stadium
The Danish Superliga is among the first of the European leagues to reopen, but the games are still played behind closed doors.
As Lyngby Stadium would have been close to sold out for this match it will certainly lack atmosphere from the fans, but the hosts have made some special considerations.
One of the more novel considerations being the famous Lyngby Stadium sausage being made available for online purchase.
The club has managed to sell over one ton of sausages bringing in some much-needed profit for a club that is hemorrhaging money without its fanbase.
As mentioned earlier Lyngby is among the best home teams in the league thanks to the loving support of their dedicated fanbase.
The newly-promoted team has won 25 of the 31 points at Lyngby Stadium, but the home advantage will not be a big as usual on Monday.
A Lyngby win, although typically likely here, is strained under these unusual circumstances. There are several uncertainties concerning this game, but nonetheless we predict a surprise win for Lyngby.