On August 9th, at the BioNutria Park – Auto Sea Park arena, the return match of the Third Qualifying Round of the Champions League will take place, in which Midtjylland and Benfica will play against each other. Their first meeting ended with a score of 4:1 in favor of Benfica. Thus, the return confrontation turns into a formality!
Midtjylland is left to fight for his prestige. If the team really expects to reach the playoffs, then you need to win in regular time with a difference of 3 goals. I’m not sure the Danes are capable of that. Simply because the opponent is of a higher level. At the moment, the “wolves” continues a series without victories in the Champions League, which already has 13 matches (6 draws and 7 defeats). In addition, a week ago they conceded 4 goals in a Champions League match for only the second time in their history. At the moment, Midtjylland has a series without victories at home (talking about the Champions League). Its duration is 6 matches (3 world outcomes and 3 losses). On August 5, Bo Henriksen’s wards played a match in the framework of the Danish Championship. On the road, a draw was recorded against Lognby (3:3).
Before the last meeting with Midtjylland, Benfica had not scored more than 3 goals in the Champions League for 10 years. Once again I remind you that the Portuguese beat the Danes with a score of 4:1. In that game, Goncalo Ramos showed himself perfectly, who scored a hat-trick. In addition, it is worth noting David Neres, who made 2 assists. Roger Schmidt’s men don’t even need to attack in the return game against the Danes. The team can safely play defensively. Their opponent is not of the level that could seriously count on a victory with a difference of 3 or 4 goals. In the last 6 outings, within the Champions League, Benfica has only 1 loss, with 4 draws and one victory.
Midtjylland vs Benfica prediction and bet
Once again I repeat that in this pair everything is already clear. Benfica is not a team that can lose by 3 goals. Yes, and Midtjylland is not the club that is able to win back 3 goals from a stronger opponent. But since the Danes have nothing to lose, I am sure that from the first minutes they will actively go forward. And because Benfica’s defense is not perfect, I think the host side will be able to score at least 1 goal.
I expect to see productive football. I