Market: FC Copenhagen win
Odds: 4/6 @ BetUS
Looking to open the new Superliga campaign with a statement on Saturday afternoon, defending champions Copenhagen will travel to Lyngby.
Starting with the hosts, remarkably only clinging to their Superliga status thanks to their goal difference last season, Lyngby will know that they must make plenty of improvements this time around. However, failing to pick up much momentum during their pre-season preparations as they could only muster a single win from any of their four friendly appearances, the Vikings will know that they face a huge challenge when they open the 2023/24 campaign on Saturday afternoon. Ending last season with just a trio of wins from their final 11 top-flight showdowns, Freyr Alexandersson’s men should be concerned by their woeful record against the reigning Danish champions. Slumping to a routine 3-0 drumming when they made the trip to the Parken Stadium eight months ago, Lyngby have failed to win any of their last nine straight meetings against this weekend’s guests across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to June 2018.
As for the visitors, making even more Superliga history last season as they got their hands on a 15th domestic title, Copenhagen will be looking to make an early statement on Saturday afternoon. Along with being crowned Landspokal Cup champions back on May 18th following a gritty 1-0 victory against Aalborg, the Danish heavyweights certainly impressed during the back end of last season. Signing off the 2022/23 campaign with just a single defeat from any of their final six domestic appearances, Jacob Neestrup’s men should be relishing a trip to Lyngby this weekend. Including that routine 3-0 romp when they welcomed the Vikings to town last season, it should be noted that Copenhagen have won each of their previous three meetings by an aggregate score of 9-1. Two sides who are expected to be battling it out at opposite ends of the Superliga table this season, we are expecting an away win for the defending champions.
Bet: FC Copenhagen 4/6 to beat Lyngby in Saturday’s Superliga opener @ BetUS