Copenhagen comes from a hard-fought 1-0 win in the visit to Aarhus on March 4, thanks to a late goal from Federico Santander in the 83rd minute of that game.The hosts are already without chances to defend their title, but the 3rd place is an achievable goal for Stale Solbakken's side or in the worst case Copenhagen will try to finish on 4th position, which under certain circumstances can provide a quota for the Europa League.
The hosts suffered a 0-1 loss at the hands of Brondby in the fourth round of the Danish Cup on Feb. 4 and were eliminated by Atletico Madrid in the Round of 32 of the Europa League after a 1-4 loss at Telia Parken on Feb. 15 and a 0-1 loss in Madrid one weeks later, but there is obvious upswing in their performance over the last two weeks, during which period they've recorded three consecutive victories in the league against Odense (1-0/home), Hobro (2-0/away) and Aarhus.
Robin Olsen (g / 23+0) will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury, but Stale Solbakken has enough opitions in Stephan Andersen (g / 2+0), Laszlo Koteles (g / 0+0) and Tim Christensen (g / 0+0).Nicolaj Thomsen (m / 12+0) and Aboubakar Keita (m / 0+0) are also unavailable due to injuries, but Thomsen isn't a regular starter, while Keita hasn't played a single minute since his arrival at Telia Parken in early December.
Helsingor continues to struggle, as the guests come into the game on the back of a 1-2 home loss to Sonderjyske on March 4, fourth for this team in five games in 2018 after those against Odense (1-6/away), Horsens (0-2/home) and Brondby on Feb. 25 (1-6/away), while one match ended with a draw (0-0 in the visit to fellow strugglers Randers on Feb. 28).In addition to that, Helsingor owns the league's worst away record, as Christian Lonstrup's men have recorded just one win and two draws in twelve away games (1-2-9 8/28), while five of the other nine encounters have been lost by two or even more goals difference.Jonas Henriksen (d / 5+0), Christian Kohler (m / 16+0) and Johannes Ritter (f / 3+0) will miss this match due to injuries.
Copenhagen excels Helsingor in terms of individual qualities of the players, the hosts are obviously in a better form than their opponents and I think that they are capable to cover this handicap.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pick1 (-1.50) AH 2
- Odds-161 Bet365
- Match result4-3 (-8.00)
|21 László Köteles|
|22 Peter Ankersen|
|19 Denis Vavro|
|27 Michael Lüftner|
|20 Nicolai Boilesen|
|33 Rasmus Falk|
|16 Ján Greguš|
|7 Viktor Fischer|
|9 Federico Santander|
|28 Pieros Sotiriou|
|1 Mikkel Bruhn|
|22 Pascal Gregor|
|15 Daniel Jorgensen|
|33 Soren Henriksen|
|3 Frederik Bay|
|16 Christian Køhler|
|30 Patrick Olsen|
|25 Adnan Mohammed|
|7 Anders Holst|
|9 Matheus Leiria Dos Santos|
|11 Nicolas Mortensen|
Head 2 head Statistics
Last 5 home FC Copenhagen
|25.02.18||Kobenhavn - OB||1-0||Super|
|15.02.18||Kobenhavn - Atletico Madrid||1-4||UEFA|
|10.02.18||Kobenhavn - Randers||5-1||Super|
|25.01.18||Kobenhavn - Guangzhou||0-0||Club|
|18.01.18||Kobenhavn - Vejle-Kolding||4-0||Club|
Last 5 away Helsingor
|28.02.18||Randers - Elite 3000||0-0||Super|
|25.02.18||Brondby - Elite 3000||6-1||Super|
|11.02.18||OB - Elite 3000||6-1||Super|
|24.01.18||Fremad Amager - Elite 3000||3-5||Club|
|13.01.18||Nordsjaelland - Elite 3000||3-2||Club|
Last 5 away FC Copenhagen
|04.03.18||AGF - Kobenhavn||0-1||Super|
|28.02.18||Hobro - Kobenhavn||0-2||Super|
|22.02.18||Atletico Madrid - Kobenhavn||1-0||UEFA|
|18.02.18||Midtjylland - Kobenhavn||3-1||Super|
|30.01.18||Shakhtar Donetsk - Kobenhavn||1-2||Club|