Competition: UEFA Europa League
Fixture: Randers v Elfsborg
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Venue: AutoC Park Randers, Randers
Kick off time: 17:00 hrs BST
Randers will take on Elfsborg in the second round of qualifying games for the UEFA Europa League this week.
Randers’ form: W-D-W-W-D
The hosts are coming into this game on the backs of a goalless encounter against Viborg on July 11. The side are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions and are in good form in the domestic league.
Other than another draw against BK Hacken at home on June 27, Randers have won their games over Odense BK, and UE Sant Julia twice during this period. Jonas Borring and Mikael Ishak have formed a brilliant understanding for this side in the final third.
Elfsborg’s form: W-D-D-W-W
Elfsborg are also in great shape and head into this game unbeaten in their last five outings on a football pitch. The side had won two back to back games against FC Lahti and BK Hacken in the league, putting five goals past the former.
The two drawn games had come against Lahti and Falkenbergs in the first two games in July while the visitors also beat Gefle IF 5-1 back onJune 7. This team just love to score and the opposition will be wary of their attacking prowess.
Key Players and Team News
Randers: Jonas Borring and Mikael Ishak have each scored twice in their last few wins. However, Ishak has been in really good form and has excelled in his role as an attacking midfielder. His goals from midfield have been an added bonus for this team.
Elfsborg: Viktor Prodell has found the back of the net five times in the past five games and will be the main threat to the hosts. The Swedish striker has really found form and he could prove to be a real handful for this game.
Both teams will be really going for this with a lot at stake and I expect a lot of goals in this game with more than 2.5 goals in this game (2.1) a real possibility. Also trust both teams to score in the match (1.83).
I expect the hosts to ultimately nick the win (2.45) but the visitors can be backed to score at least one away goal if not more (1.35).
Randers to win at 2.45 with BetVictor