Brondby IF vs FC Midtjylland
Date: Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Brøndby Stadion, Brondby.
The two Danish Europa League contenders will square off after their respective EL qualification matches on Thursday. Both Brondby and Midtjylland prepared for the upcoming clashes in the preseason, especially Brondby who played five friendlies before facing VPS.
The hosts faced Finnish VPS on Thursday evening in the first leg of UEFA Europa League qualification tie. They were labeled as a favorite, but they approached the match with caution. The main reason was their defensive woes in the preseason – Brondby conceded one goal in each of five friendlies.
Brøndby finished the previous season in the 2nd place and will be aiming to repeat that success and who knows, maybe even shoot for the first place.
Midtjylland had a turbulent night in Hungary where they faced Ferencvaros. Basically, the Hungarians knocked themselves out of further competition. Ferencavros were two goals up but their centre-back Koch earned a red card before the half-time whistle. Poulsen immediately converted the penalty, and Midtjylland were set for the comeback. In the second half, Poulsen tallied another two as he sealed the hat-trick, but Onuachu probably sealed Ferencvaros’ fate in the 90th minute as he set the final score to 2-4.
Four away goals mean almost carefree second leg in Denmark which could grant Midtjylland the crucial advantage in Sunday’s clash with Brondby.
Brondby vs Midtjylland: Head-to-head
When it comes to goals, the last five games between the two sides were fruitful. In each of the last five outings, both teams scored, with three out of five games having over 4.5 goals scored.
Brondby vs Midtjylland: Prediction
The visitors are forcing attacking style on the road so we might see another high-scoring affair at Brondby Stadion.
The hosts are slight favorites due to their solid home performances last season, but Midtjylland have definitely proved they are able to breach their defense.
Brondby vs Midtjylland: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Over 3 goals at the odds of 2.01.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Correct Score 2-2 at the odds of 12.00.