Midtjylland vs Randers
Date: Sunday, 30th July 2017
Kick off at 13:00 UK/ 14:00 CET
Venue: MCH Arena.
Midtjylland successfully bounced back after a shocking 4-0 defeat to Brondby in the season opener by beating Silkeborg 2-0 on the home patch in the second round.
Ulvene are looking to back up the fine display in the third round when they host Randers at MCH Arena.
Jess Thorup obviously has a lot of work to do in order to fix the obvious holes in the defensive line as Ulvene allowed as many as seven goals in back-to-back losses to Brondby and Arka Gdynia in last two games on the road.
The team’s main goal is reaching the group phase of Europa League which is why we can expect Thorup to rest his star men including Paul Onuachu, Jakob Poulsen and Mark –Dal Hende for the rematch with Polish Arka Gdynia.
Randers have been pretty impressive in the final third in pre-season which saw the team bagging at least three goals in each of their four friendlies.
However, Olafur Kristjansson’s men are not off to the best possible kick off to their Superligaen campaign as they have failed to find the back of the net in opening two fixtures with SonderjyskE and Copenhagen.
Midtjylland vs Randers: Head to head
Midtjylland have entirely dominated this match-up historically as they lead the tie by 20 wins ahead of their 41st meeting with Randers.
The gulf in quality has been especially notable at MCH Arena where Ulvene won 18 and lost only a single of 23 H2H encounters with Hestene.
Midtjylland vs Randers: Prediction
Even though Thorup will likely field a mixed lineup, we must back the home win as the top betting option at the odds of 3/4.
On the other side, this is a nice chance for the visitors to finally bag their first goal of the season since Midtjylland have not been playing defense at all lately.