After poor opening of the second part of the season and a home loss against Midtjylland, the players of Horsens improved and responded much better with a 2:0 victory last Sunday afternoon away from home against Helsingor. They were set as quite strong favorites against one of the weakest sides in Superliga and have justified that belief.
However, must be said that the game was quite an interesting and balanced one, with the home team also having their fair share of chances created. They were even slightly better in the first halftime, however visitors looked much more concrete in second, taking the lead in 54th minute via Drost, while the hosts tried to react and approach more willing to risk, but conceded the second goal in 83rd via Nymann.
The side now stands at fourth position with thirty points earned, far away from the title battle as first placed Midtjylland has twenty points more, while seventh and out of play-off zone placed Hobro has just two points less which means that the game is a very important one.
Forward Kjartan Finnbogason (21/4) is suspended for this one, while midfielder Jeppe Mehl (11/0) remains out due injury.
Randers, on the other side, continued their streak without a victory in last five matches, coming from a goalless draw at home against Hobro, newly promoted side. It looked like this was one of their chances to record a victory, but the side failed to be more concrete and continued to struggle a lot in offensive part of the game.
Must be said that they were a bit better actually, surely being more agile and concrete with the ball to their feet, but the real goals coring chances were missing, just what usually misses in their offensive part of the game. The side is now still at the rock bottom position with just fifteen points earned till now – a point less than second from the bottom Helsingor but three victories for now in twenty-one round played are far away from a impressive record.
Guests are set to miss defender Kevin Conboy (5/1) and midfielder Andreas Bruhn (4/0). Defender Erik Marxen (15/2) is doubtful.
~ Horsens won last four competitive matches at home against Randers.
Current situation of Randers is far away from a decent one and knowing how poorly they move the ball around, it will be really difficult to see them staying undefeated against decent Horsens. After morale boosting victory over Helsingor, this game might easily turn out to be even easier for the hosts.