DAVID SMITH - Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Babajide Ogunbiyi and Viborg will look to escape the relegation zone on their trip to Skive while Benny Feilhaber will be in tow as Aarhus try to extend their lead atop the 1. Division against visiting Roskilde.
Skive IK - Viborg FF
After the weekend's blowout win, Viborg will look to keep the momentum running when they hit the road to visit Skive on Wednesday.
The team's three-goal output in First Division action over the weekend - just their third time to score so many this season - kept them within reach of safety, however they have much more work to do in their last ten games should they hope to avoid the embarrassment of a drop to the Danish third tier.
Even a draw against the division's tenth-placed team could be enough to push them above the surface, however they will certainly be gunning for a win to try to push to the top of a tight pack which are all fighting to avoid the drop.
Skive are amongst the group of seven teams separated by a mere four points in the lower half of the standings, and will also be looking for their second straight after easily knocking off Roskilde in their last outing.
The Greens are missing only defender Sune Kiilerich due to yellow card suspension while Skive defender Mathias Olsen is out for several months with a fractured tibia and forward Morten Beck Andersen is unlikely to play while he recovers from a hamstring injury.
AGF Aarhus - Roskilde BK
Following the last-minute collapse in the weekend's road draw at Vestsjaelland, Aarhus will be fired up to take all three points in front of the home crowd on Wednesday night when Roskilde pay a visit.
Aarhus had an apparent last-second winner at Vestsjaelland dramatically overturned just seconds later when sloppy defending in their own area allowed the hosts to pull even at the death.
The failure to win will likely matter very little in the grand scheme of things as they still sit a comfortable seven points ahead of their closest competitors in the First Division and are well on course for a return to the Superligaen.
The first meeting between these two teams back in August was a comfortable victory for the Whites, and they will fully expect to notch up another three points when they meet on Aarhus' home turf.
Feilhaber returned to the field as a second-half substitute after missing one game with a thigh strain with an assist on their lone goal of the game, and will certainly figure into the proceedings in one way or another on Wednesday night.
Aarhus continue to be without defenders Dan Thomassen and Adam Eckersley who both missed the weekend's game against Vestsjaelland, and will additionally have to make do without suspended forward Sanel Kapidzic.
Roskilde have an injury crisis in their midfield with usual starters Andreas Bak and Atli Danielsen both out for the game, and additionally have defender Morten Walldo out for the contest.