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FC Copenhagen vs KuPS Prediction & Betting tips
The Danish side leaves as a big favorite to win the match thanks to its higher quality in various aspects of the game. For this reason and knowing that the difference in level between one team and another is wide, we believe that the local has what it takes to score a goal in the first 45 ‘minutes of play. At stake is to liquidate the key as soon as possible and avoid any further complication. Also do not forget that the “whites” tend to increase their performance a lot in their stadium, taking advantage of the dimensions of it and the encouragement of its fans. As extra data remember that the Finns are not reliable in defense, lacking a certain balance between lines.
The campaign of the Danes in the last tournament was not very good that we say, since they are the largest in the country. Therefore, surprised that they are in the fourth position of the regular phase with 44 points and 16 of the leader Brondby. Then came the “Championship Group”, stage that ended up crowning Midtjylland as champion. In the end the difference of points with the new monarch was incredible (27). He achieved his place in this Europa League after playing a playoff Aarhus, rival who crushed 4-1 clearly. If we talk about the first leg match that he played in Finland, you should know that Copenhagen dominated all aspects of the game by having 56% of the possession, making 13 shots and getting 8 corners in favor. Of course, took a bit to score, since the 0-1 was only given 75 minutes of play. Now the goal of the squad is to liquidate the key and what better way to do it than scoring a goal in the initial stage and especially in the first 25 ‘minutes of the game. He comes from playing his first game in the Danish league last Monday (defeat 1-2 against Horsens after losing 0-2 partially and failing a penalty in the discounts that could mean the final parity).
At home the Nordic team added acceptable results in last season after winning 11 games, draw another 4 and lose the remaining 3 that played (42 goals in favor and 22 against). Apparently is a set that scores and gives goals easily, standing out for proposing and always go forward when acting in the Telia Parken. In order to arrive with good soccer rhythm, the team played several friendlies that ratified their lack of balance in certain occasions (fall 2-3 with Lyngby, defeat 1-0 against Sturm Graz, draw 0-0 with Maribor and victory 4-1 against CSKA Moscow). Finally, we tell you that coach Solbakken will surely keep the 4-4-2 system he used in the first leg. Ideally, strikers Kodro and N’Doye are fine at the moment of definition.
The Finns qualified for this European event after finishing second in their domestic league in the 2017 season (20 away with the HJK champion). The positive for their interests is that they bring football rhythm to be contesting the 2018 campaign. These days are placed in the fourth position with 29 units, being close to European positions and 13 leader HJK (8 wins, 5 equalities and 6 falls, scoring 31 goals and conceding 22 on his fence). The objective of the squad is to be able to fight the classification until the end or in any case not to receive a humiliating win. In the first leg, KuPS had little the ball and did not finish much to the arch. He got some corners, but could not score and avoid the defeat he suffered.
Playing away from home in the Finnish tournament has alternated good and bad markers so far, after winning 5 games, draw another and lose the remaining 4 that played in this condition (14 goals in favor and 10 ceded in their goal). It comes to beat 0-2 to VPS, to equal 0-0 with TPS Turku, to lose 2-1 with Honka, to fall 1-0 with Lahti and to overcome 0-1 to Inter Turku. The logic indicates that in this exit back its lines and seek to defend its arc in the first 25 ‘minutes of play, then look for the goal through a stop ball (corner, free kick or near the area rival). The doubt of the Honkavaara technician lies in whether he uses the 4-3-3 system once more or if he changes it to a more conservative one (4-4-2 in which the laterals do not come out as much and worry more about brand work) .
The meeting held last Thursday was the first that Danish and Finnish played officially.
FC Copenhagen vs KuPS head to head matches
12.07.18 EL KuPS FC Copenhagen 0 : 1