Arka Gdynia vs Midtjylland
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification – Third Round
Date: Thursday, 27th July 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stadion Miejski.
Midtjylland successfully recovered from a painful defeat to Brondby at the start of the new Superligaen campaign and they are ready to continue their impressive Europa League run.
The next obstacle for the Danes comes in the like of Arka Gdynia who have earned their first ever showing in the European competition by beating Lech Poznan in the Polish Cup final in May.
Herrings have barely saved the elite class status in the top flight of the Polish football last year as they finished the season only two points above the red zone last year.
However, the new manager Leszek Ojrzynski has brought so many positives since taking charge in April this year and he is off to a fantastic kick off to the new Ekstraklasa campaign.
Arka have won four points from two opening games having kept clean sheets against both Slask Wroclaw and Sandecja.
As stated in the introduction, Ulvene suffered a horrific 4-0 loss to Brondby at the start of the new Superligaen season, but they got back on track right away as Jess Thorup’s men picked up a 2-0 win over Silkeborg on Sunday.
Marc Hende and Paul Onuachu were on target. It was the fifth goal of the season for the Nigerian striker who has previously bagged four in four Europa League games against Derry City and Ferencvaros.
Arka Gdynia vs Midtjylland: Head to head
The two teams have not had the chance to take on each other previously.
Arka Gdynia vs Midtjylland: Prediction
The Danes are massive favourites both on the night and over two games, but it will be very interesting to see if Arka will be able to keep things tight at the back in front of their fans.
Considering the super strong attacking Potential Ulvene posses, we sincerely doubt in such scenario and we are going to back Midtjylland to win this one at decent-value 8/11 odds.
Arka Gdynia vs Midtjylland: Bet Tips
The main betting pick will be Midtjylland to win at 1.79 odds with Pinnacle.
The alternative bet is Paul Onuachu to score anytime at 2.25 odds.