The Danish Superliga has four matches on the docket Monday, as things return to some form of normalcy in Denmark. Matches will of course be played without the public in attendance. Denmark has done a fine job containing the coronavirus. Schools are back and further restrictions will be lifted on June 8.
That includes cinemas and amusement parks will be open for business. Some form of tourism will return to the country as well. That will be monitored and only certain countries are permitted into Denmark. Danish officials believe that they have a firm hold on the situation, which means that spectators at football matches will likely be on the horizon in the summer.
That doesn’t mean that the seats will be filled to capacity, but it’s within reason to assume that if cinemas and amusement parks are back, then fans will be in the seats at Superliga matches soon. At least football is back in Europe. There are a plethora of leagues that have resumed or are resuming soon.
The biggest of which include the Premier League, Bundesliga, and La Liga. The Bundesliga has been playing already, while the Premier League and La Liga are expected to begin in June. The Premier League has had players and personnel test positive for the coronavirus as they do mass testing. However, that isn’t deterring them from halting their plans and shutting everything down again.
Positive cases are going to happen. Shutting everything down isn’t an option unless there’s a serious outbreak. Sports leagues and other institutions are going to have to live with it. That goes for the North American sports leagues. As far as Denmark is concerned, they’ve been on top of things and might not have to deal with any positive Covid-19 cases.
Copenhagen have their eyes on a championship, but bypassing the almost untouchable Midtjylland is not going to be easy. Copenhagen enters Monday with a record of 16-2-6 and 50 points, while Midtjylland are at 20-2-2 and 62 points. Catching them in the regular season is out of reach now, but a meeting with them in the Championship Round looks likely. Meanwhile, Lyngby looks destined for the Relegation Round with a record of 9-4-11 and 31 points. Head below for our free Lyngby vs. Copenhagen pick for June 1, 2020 in the Danish Superliga.
Lyngby BK vs. FC Copenhagen Danish Superliga Betting Odds:
Lyngby BK vs. FC Copenhagen Prediction:
There is something to keep in mind regarding the quarantine process for both of these clubs because they went about their breaks differently. Copenhagen trained in small groups while remaining close together as a club. Conversely, Lyngby players were sent home and haven’t been together for that long. They were training, but it was being done individually without any contact with teammates.
With Copenhagen training together in some form, that should bode well for them against Lyngby on Monday. Copenhagen will be dealing with injuries despite the break, though. That’s working against them in this match. However, Copenhagen have had to deal with injuries throughout the year and have been able to navigate through this campaign pretty nicely. With a healthy squad, Midtjylland would likely have to worry about Copenhagen more than they’ve had to this season.
Copenhagen looked great in their friendly match to prepare for the restart of the season. They dispatched SonderkyskE by a score of 3-1 after a draw against OB, 2-2. Copenhagen has scored 1.71 goals per match while conceding 1.12 goals per match during Superliga matches this season. No fans to deal with at Lyndby should help them in this case.
On the other side in this match, Lyngby has scored 1.17 goals per match while allowing 1.62 goals per match. They beat Brondby in their first friendly since the shutdown, 2-0, though didn’t look so good in the next match, losing 2-1 against Brondby. Copenhagen has won 14 of 17 matches against Lyngby. If they are motivated to play on Monday, then another win should belong to Copenhagen.