The first match in the fourth round of fixtures in the Danish Superliga sees Horsens welcome Silkeborg to the CASA Arena Horsens. Horsens finished 10th in the Superliga last season and were involved in the relegation playoffs. Having lost to both Viborg and Esbjerg, Horsens won their third-round tie against Vendsyssel of Division 1 to secure their place in the Superliga.
Silkeborg finished one place above Horsens last season and entered the European playoffs, falling at the first hurdle to Odense over two legs. This saw their season end early and Peter Sorensen will be hoping to take them further up the table this season.
Horsens started the season in excellent form, winning their opening 2 games. Victories over AGF away from home and Lyngby at home were enough to see Horsens climb to the top of the table ahead of last weekend’s fixture.
However, they lost 1-0 at OB and this defeat has seen Horsens drop to third place in the table, with 6 points from a possible 9. Only Nordsjaelland have maximum points, with Brondby in second place on goal difference.
Horsens struggled at home towards the end of last season, winning only 1 of their last 5 games. However, a good 4-1 win over Lyngby this season means it is 2 wins in a row at home and Horsens will aiming to make it 3 with a win this week.
It has been a difficult start to the season for Silkeborg, who lost their opening 2 matches of the new Superliga campaign.
A 2-1 defeat at Lyngby was followed by a 2-0 loss at Midtjylland but Silkeborg got their first win of the season last week, defeating AGF 2-1 at home.
Including last season, that makes it 3 wins in 9 Superliga games for Silkeborg, which is relegation playoff form. They must start winning more games if they are to climb the table but away form has been poor.
Silkeborg have won 2 of their previous 11 away league games and have lost the last 3, conceding 7 goals in the process.
Horsens are still without defensive duo Mathias Neilsen and Peter Nymann who are injured. Midfield players Lasse Kryger and Hallur Hansson are also out with injury and Ayo Simon Okosun is suspended.
Silkeborg are without their Brazilian striker Alex who is injured and defensive midfielder Ibrahim Moro is suspended.
Top Betting Tips
Considering their start to the season, especially at home, Horsens should be clear favourites for this match. Silkeborg have struggled when playing away and this makes the 8/5 with Ladbrokes for Horsens to win the match a good bet.
While Horsens have made a decent start to the campaign, they have failed to keep a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 league games at the CASA Arena Horsens. Silkeborg have scored in 4 of their last 5 away games and the home win with both team scoring is available at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.
While Horsens are favourites to win this match, they have failed to defeat Silkeborg in their last 4 competitive meetings. Therefore, if they are to take maximum points it could be via a narrow victory. Horsens to win by 1 goal is 16/5 at PaddyPower.