Derry City vs Midtjylland
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 6th July 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: The Showgrounds.
Midtjylland took the first qualifying round tie with Derry City serious which resulted in a horrendous defeat the Irish team suffered in the first leg.
The Danes bagged as many as six goals past the Irish squad to remove all doubts about securing the next round of the competition.
Kenny Shiels has had huge troubles to find the right formation at the back and make Derry City tougher to break down, but the defensive holes were exploited to the max by top qualify strikers of Midtjylland’s.
The defeat from seven days ago marked the disastrous run of three straight losses for the Irish team which conceded 11 goals along the way.
Midtjylland are among top three teams in Denmark. They are even stronger than the last season having signed Lyngby’s keeper Hansen (who had 35 appearances for the third-placed team in the last term of Superligaen), Zsolt Korcsmar (who is a Hungarian national team member) and Bozhidar Kraev (Levski’s top scorer from the last season).
Jess Thorup will be hoping to make it to the group stage of the competition this year after being stopped by Osmanlispor in the last year’s playoffs stage.
Derry City vs Midtjylland: Head to head
Midtjylland’s strikers have been pretty inspired netting as many as six goals past Gerard Doherty in the first leg at MCH Arena in Herning.
Hende, Riis, Poulsen, Kroon and Kraev were on the scoresheet, while it is interesting to mention that the Nigerian star man Paul Onuachu was not among the scorers.
Derry City vs Midtjylland: Prediction
Thorup has a deadly lineup of strikers and Midtjylland will be massive favourite to clinch the victory in the second leg as well.
The Dane’s reserve lineup is stronger than Derry’s first team and we are going to back Midtjylland to claim yet another comprehensive win this Thursday at The Showgrounds.
Derry City vs Midtjylland: Betting Tips
The first bet is HT/FT – Midtjylland/Midtjylland at the odds of 1.90 odds with Bet365
You can alternatively go with Midtjylland Over 2.5 Team Goals at 2.20 odds.