LIVE STREAM: Denmark – Triangle Razorbacks @ Søllerød Gold Diggers – Sunday, Sept. 24 3:30p CEST (9:30a EDT)

The Søllerød Gold Diggers will take on the defending Danish champion Triangle Razorbacks Sunday, sept. 24 at Rundforbi Stadion Naerum in the semifinals of the Denmark’s National League.

The Gold Diggers enter the game as the favorites after finishing the regular season with a 9-1 record including two lopsided wins over Triangle, 34-0 and 41-15. Søllerød has not lost a game all year at home.

On the other hand, the Razorbacks have a title to defend and there is no better time to do that.

While Triangle is coming off a 53-7 trouncing of the Herlev Rebels in the wild card round, the Gold Diggers have had an extra week off for preparation. The top two teams in the regular season standings qualified directly for the semifinals.

Gold Diggers head coach Troels Vestergaard told Nationalligaen.dk that he sees both advantages and disadvantages to having a bye week:

“The advantage is that we have extra time to prepare ourselves and get all minor injuries healed. On the other hand, the Triangle Razorbacks have had an extra game to test tactics and game systems. But we had the opportunity to observe them. So we’re ready!”

The Razorbacks may enter the game as the underdogs but in last year’s semifinal they faced the same situation and came away with a 35-28 win over Søllerød going on the win the Mermaid Bowl.

The Razorbacks have appeared in the Mermaid Bowl 10 times since 2006. The last time the Gold Diggers advanced the Denmark’s title game was in 2015 when they lost to the Razorbacks. Søllerød has not won the title since 2010.. The winner will advance to face the Copenhagen Towers in the Mermaid Bowl after Copenhagen whipped the Aarhus Tigers 62-12 in the other semifinal.

Last three matchups

June 24, 2017: Triangle Razorbacks – Søllerød Gold Diggers 15-41

May 27, 2017: Søllerød Gold Diggers – Triangle Razorbacks 34-0

Sept. 23, 2016: Triangle Razorbacks – Søllerød Gold Diggers 35-28 (Semifinal)

Watch the game live here.

Triangle Razorbacks @Søllerød Gold Diggers Sunday, Sept. 24 3:30p CEST (9:30a EDT)

With excerpts from Nationalligaen.dk

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