FC Midtjylland vs Derry City
Europa League qualifier
Date: Thursday, 29th June 2017
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: MCH Arena.
Midtjylland enjoyed quite thrilling summer in Europa League qualifications last year when they skipped three obstacles to fall in the playoffs to Osmanlispor.
The team led by Jess Thorup certainly hopes to make it count this year. The first hurdle should not represent a serious threat since Dane football is currently at a much higher level than the Irish (especially without Dundalk and Cork City).
Midtjylland achieved the main goal in the pre-season by keeping the star man Paul Onuachu.
The Nigerian striker has had a phenomenal campaign in the last season when he notched the total of 18 goals and he will be the main danger for Derry City’s goal this Thursday.
The hosts showed a decent form in the last test before the European journey as they saw off AaB 1-0 in the weekend’s friendly.
Derry City showed plenty of holes at the back in last two of their Premier Division fixtures as they conceded five goals in consecutive defeats to Bray Wanderers and Cork City.
Kenny Shiels’ men are thus far from the very top of the standings in Premier Division at the moment and they will hardly earn the right to join Europa League qualifications in the next season.
Midtjylland vs Derry City: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between Midtjylland and Derry City.
Midtjylland vs Derry City: Prediction
There should be no doubts here. The Danes should storm past Derry City both on the night and over two legs and the margin of their victory is the only realistic question.
We believe that the tie is going to be closed in the first match and we’ll go for Midtjylland to win by three or more goals at 6/4 as the main betting prediction.
Midtjylland vs Derry City: Betting Tips
The first bet will be Midtjylland -2.5 handicap at the odds of 2.25 by Unibet.
You can also take the HT/FT Midtjylland/Midtjylland bet for 1.62 odds at Bet365.