Danish football : Danish Super League 2017/2018 season preview
Kobenhavn retain Superliga title
Kobenhavn won the Danish Superliga title for the second year running. The league title is their 12th since the club was founded in 1992 and sixth since 2009. Kobenhavn also complete a domestic double with the Danish Cup triumph. A 3-1 victory over Brondby ensured the capital-side won the competition for the third season in a row.
All 14 Superliga teams played each other home and away before the league split in two in April, with the top six playing each other home and away to decide the title while the other eight battle it out to avoid relegation. Esbjerg and Viborg finished as losers in the relegation play-offs.
- Champions and Cup winners: Kobenhavn (Champions League 2nd QR)
- Runners-up: Brondby (UEFA Europa League 2nd QR)
- Third place: Lyngby (UEFA Europa League 1st QR)
- Fourth place: Midtjylland (UEFA Europa League 1st QR)
- Relegated: Esbjerg, Viborg.
- Promoted: Hobro, Helsingor.
Number of titles since the 1912/13 season.
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Danish Super League standings for season 2015/2016.
Bookmakers favor Kobenhavn
Experts are generally in agreement that Kobenhavn will again win the Danish championship, with Brondby and Midtjylland as their main rivals. Manager Stale Solbakken's side have won the league and cup double for the last two seasons and they are big favourites for more success this campaign. Thay lost just twice in the 2016/17 as they marched to the title with a massive 22 points in front of Brondby, with Lyngby a further four points adrift.
Midtjylland have had a busy summer in the transfer market as they bid to shape a squad to challenge Kobenhavn. Brondby's hopes of a first title since 2005 rest firmly on the shoulders of Finnish striker Teemu Pukki. The 27-year-old scored 29 goals last season and he will be relied on for more goals during the new campaign. First Division champions Hobro have returned to the top flight after a one year absence, and they will hope to make their mark alongside fellow newly-promoted Helsingor who are back in the Danish Super League for the first time since the 1936/37 season.
Preseason odds for the outright winner of the 2017/18 Danish football league.
Danish Cup finals in last five seasons
2017 Kobenhavn - Brondby 3:1
2016 Kobenhavn - Aarhus 2:1
2015 Kobenhavn - Vestsjaelland 3:2 (aet)
2014 Aalborg - Kobenhavn 4:2
2013 Esbjerg - Randers 1:0
(transfer market value in m€)
Goalkeeper Nicolai Larsen (0.5); Defense: Jores Okore (2), Jakob Blaabjerg (0.4), Markus Holgersson (0.4), Jakob Ahlmann (0.4); Midfield: Frederik Borsting (0.6), Marco Meilinger (0.6), Magnus Christensen (0.4), Casper Sloth (0.4); Forward: Jakub Sylvestr (0.6), Jannik Pohl (0.3).
Goalkeeper Aleksandar Jovanovic (0.5); Defense: Pierre Kanstrup (0.8), Niklas Backman (0.5), Frederik Moller (0.5), Jesper Juelsgaard (0.4), Alexander Juel Andersen (0.4); Midfield: Jakob Ankersen (1), Mustafa Amini (0.6), Bjorn Daniel Sverrisson (0.4); Forward: Kasper Junker (0.5), Duncan (0.5).
Goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow (2); Defense: Johan Larsson (1.5), Benedikt Rocker (0.8), Hjortur Hermannsson (0.8), Paulus Arajuuri (0.6); Midfield: Hany Mukhtar (2.5), Christian Norgaard (1.5), Zsolt Kalmar (0.5), Kasper Fisker (0.5); Forward: Teemu Pukki (2.5), Kamil Wilczek (1).
Goalkeeper Mikkel Bruhn (0.3); Defense: Soren Henriksen (0.4), Andreas Holm (0.3), Frederik Bay (0.3), Jonas Henriksen (0.2); Midfield: Mads Aaquist (0.3), MIkkel Fossum Basse (0.3), Ricki Olsen (0.3), Anders Holst (0.2); Forward: Andre Riel (0.3), Nicolas Mortensen (0.2).
Goalkeeper Jesper Rask (0.3); Defense: Bjorn Kopplin (0.4), Yaw Amankwah (0.3), Rasmus Minor Petersen (0.3), Jesper Boge (0.3); Midfield: Vito Hammershoj Mistrati (0.4), Wilfried Domoraud (0.4), Danny Olsen (0.3), Jonas Brix-Damborg (0.3); Forward: Pal Alexander Kirkevold (0.5), Sebastian Gronning (0.2).
Goalkeeper Markus Bobjerg Jakobsen (0.1); Defense: Bubacarr Sanneh (0.6), Mathias Nielsen (0.4), Alexander Ludwig (0.4), Jonas Thorsen (0.4); Midfield: Hallur Hansson (0.4), Mikkel Jespersen (0.3), Delphin Tshiembe (0.3), Jeppe Mehl (0.2); Forward: Andre Bjerregaard (0.4), Kjartan Finnbogason (0.4).
Goalkeeper Robin Olsen (1.5); Defense: Pierre Bengtsson (2), Peter Ankersen (1.8), Erik Johansson (1.5); Midfield: Uros Matic (2.5), Rasmus Falk Jensen (1.8), Benjamin Verbic (1.5), Nicolaj Thomsen (1.5); Forward: Federico Santander (2.5), Pieros Sotiriou (2.5), Andrija Pavlovic (1.5).
Goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen (0.5); Defense: Michael Lumb (0.4), Hallgrimur Jonasson (0.4), Jeppe Brandrup (0.3), Oliver Lund (0.3); Midfield: David Boysen (0.5), Jesper Christjansen (0.4), Kristoffer Larsen (0.4), Emil Larsen (0.4); Forward: Mikkel Rygaard Jensen (0.5), Jeppe Kjaer (0.4).
Goalkeeper Jesper Hansen (0.5); Defense: Rasmus Nissen Kristensen (1.5), Kian Hansen (1.3), Filip Novak (1), Zsolt Korcsmar (0.7); Midfield: Bozhidar Kraev (1.1), Mikkel Duelund (1), Gustav Wikheim (0.6), Rilwan Hassan (0.6); Forward: Paul Onuachu (1), Alexander Sorloth (0.9).
Goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson (0.3); Defense: Andreas Maxso (0.8), Mads Pedersen (0.5), Pascal Gregor (0.4), Andreas Skovgaard (0.4); Midfield: Stanislav Lobotka (1), Emiliano Marcondes (1), Ernest Asante (0.5), Mathias Jensen (0.4); Forward: Marcus Ingvartsen (1.8), Godsway Donyoh (0.6).
Goalkeeper Sten Grytebust (0.4); Defense: Jeppe Tverskov (0.5), Mikkel Desler (0.5), Frederik Tingager (0.4); Midfield: Casper Nielsen (0.5), Izu Uzochukwu (0.4), Jens Thomasen (0.4), Mathias Greve (0.4); Forward: Rasmus Jonsson (0.7), Joan Simun Edmundsson (0.6), Nicklas Helenius (0.6).
Goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson (0.4); Defense: Mads Fenger (0.6), Erik Marxen (0.5), Kasper Enghardt (0.4); Midfield: Perry Kitchen (0.7), Nicolai Poulsen (0.6), Saba Lobjanidze (0.6), Joel Allansson (0.4); Forward: Marvin Pourie (0.8), Mayron George (0.4), Nikola Djurdjic (0.4).
Goalkeeper Peter Friis Jensen (0.3); Defense: Jens Martin Gammelby (0.4), Simon Jakobsen (0.4), Mikkel Cramer (0.3); Midfield: Robert Skov (0.7), Ibrahim Moro (0.5), Mikkel Vendelbo (0.4), Sammy Skytte (0.3), Stephan Petersen (0.3); Forward: Davit Skhirtladze (0.5), Alex (0.4).
Goalkeeper Lukas Fernandes (0.4); Defense: Marc Pedersen (0.4), Kees Luijckx (0.4), Simon Poulsen (0.4); Midfield: Marcel Romer (0.6), Troels Klove (0.5), Emil Scheel (0.4), Christian Jakobsen (0.4), Eggert Gunnthor Jonsson (0.4); Forward: Mikael Uhre (0.5), Mads Hvilsom (0.4).