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Liverpool vs Midtjylland betting tips
This article covers Liverpool vs Midtjylland betting tips and predictions.
Also included is a thorough Liverpool vs Midtjylland betting preview.
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Liverpool vs Midtjylland: Match details
Match: Liverpool vs Midtjylland
Competition: UEFA Champions League, Group D
Date: October 27, 2020
Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, October 27, 2020 (UK time)
Betting prediction: Liverpool 4 – 0 Midtjylland
The Reds welcomes FC Midtjylland of Denmark to Anfield on Tuesday for this UEFA Champions League Group D match.
Tuesday’s match will be the first time these sides meet in competitive action in European competition.
However, it won’t be the first time that Liverpool have welcomed Danish opposition to Anfield. They started off their journey to winning the European Cup in 1984 by facing Odense Boldklub in the first round, who they hammered 5-0 at Anfield.
Their other match here against Danes wasn’t as happy a memory. During the Roy Evans era, they lost 0-1 here in the second round, second leg of the UEFA cup to Bröndby IF. Dan Eggen’s goal turned out to be the only goal over both legs, seeing Liverpool exit Europe early.
Midtjylland also have a mixed record of their visits to England. They won 0-1 at the Etihad against Manchester City back during the 2008/09 season. Their other visits to English soil saw them draw against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium. Their 1-0 win back in Denmark put them through to the next round of the Europa League Qualifiers.
Later that same season, they faced Manchester United in the knockout round of 32, and were thrashed 5-1 at Old Trafford.
Liverpool vs Midtjylland: What are the betting odds?
The Reds won their opening group game of the 2020/21 campaign with a win against Ajax in Amsterdam. They have also been formidable at home in the league, winning 28 of their last 29 home matches in the Premier League. This sees them start the match as huge 1/9 favourites.
Midtjylland drew with Southampton here back in 2015/16 in the qualifiers for the Europa League. Odds of 8/1 are available if you see Midtjylland holding Liverpool to a draw on Tuesday.
‘The Wolves’ won 2-3 at the weekend, against table-topping Bröndby. However, they are unfancied to repeat that feat against the Premier League Champions, as reflected in their odds of 20/1.
Liverpool vs Midtjylland – recent form and head to head statistics
Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:1
Liverpool FC vs Atalanta BC - 0:2
Liverpool FC vs Leicester City FC - 3:0
Manchester City FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:1
Atalanta BC vs Liverpool FC - 0:5
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
FC Midtjylland vs Aalborg BK - 0:0
Ajax Amsterdam vs FC Midtjylland - 3:1
AGF Aarhus vs FC Midtjylland - 1:2
HB Koege vs FC Midtjylland - 0:1
FC Midtjylland vs FC Copenhagen - 4:0
|November 28, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||1 - 1||Liverpool FC|
|November 25, 2020||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Liverpool FC||0 - 2||Atalanta BC|
|November 22, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Liverpool FC||3 - 0||Leicester City FC|
|November 8, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Manchester City FC||1 - 1||Liverpool FC|
|November 3, 2020||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Atalanta BC||0 - 5||Liverpool FC|
|November 28, 2020||Superligaen 20/21||FC Midtjylland||0 - 0||Aalborg BK|
|November 25, 2020||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Ajax Amsterdam||3 - 1||FC Midtjylland|
|November 22, 2020||Superligaen 20/21||AGF Aarhus||1 - 2||FC Midtjylland|
|November 11, 2020||DBU Pokalen 20/21||HB Koege||0 - 1||FC Midtjylland|
|November 8, 2020||Superligaen 20/21||FC Midtjylland||4 - 0||FC Copenhagen|
|Liverpool FC||FC Midtjylland|
|19||Shots on goal||14|
|8||Shots off goal||14|
|57%||Average ball possession||22%|
|2||Shots on bar||0|
|7||Goals by foot||2|
|0||Shots on post||1|
|Liverpool FC||FC Midtjylland|
|2||Average Goals Scored||0|
|October 27, 2020||UEFA Champions League 20/21||Liverpool FC||2 - 0||FC Midtjylland|
Liverpool vs Midtjylland: Recommended bets
Midtjylland lost their first Champions League group match of this campaign 0-4 at home to Atalanta. 101 Great Goals’ prediction of Liverpool defeating Midtjylland by the same 4-0 scoreline is available at odds of 8/1.
Liverpool’s last home victory over Danish opponents came back in the 1980s by a scoreline of 5-1. A repeat of this score on Tuesday is available at odds of 18/1.
Midtjylland’s last win in England was at the Etihad against Manchester City back in 2008. You can back them at 50/1 for the same 0-1 scoreline here on Tuesday.
Three of Liverpool’s four matches against Danish opponents have seen 1 goal scored or less. You can back another low scoring game here on Tuesday with odds of 11/4 for under 2.5 goals.
The Reds won back more points from losing positions than any side in the Premier League last season. They were at it against at the weekend, coming from 0-1 down to beat Sheffield United 2-1. Odds of 5/1 are available for Liverpool to come from behind to win at Anfield on Tuesday evening.
Liverpool vs Midtjylland: Match preview
Alisson shocked Liverpool fans by appearing in the starting line-up at the weekend against Sheffield United.
Brazil’s #1 was expected to be out for a few more weeks with a shoulder injury picked up from a collision in training. However, FIFA’s Best Goalkeeper award-winner made a miraculous recovery in quick time, leaving Liverpool fans delighted to see ‘O Gaúcho’ back between the sticks.
“As soon as the doctor told me four to six weeks I told him ‘No doc, we go to two or three weeks maximum’ and he agreed with me. Then we just went for it and yeah I’m really happy to be back, I just want to thank the physios, the fitness staff, the doctors and goalie coaches who helped me in this process.”
– Alisson Becker, Liverpool Goalkeeper
Alisson will help Liverpool avoid suffering Manchester City’s fate
While Liverpool are clearly the better team coming into this match, upsets are always the worry. Just as when Midtjylland defeated City over 10 years ago, they will likely have less than 40% of the possession and look to nick a goal from a set-piece or counter-attack.
Indeed, it was a counter-attack that proved the undoing of City that night, with Richard Dunne losing possession and Midtjylland surging forward in numbers before Danny Olsen tucked the ball into the corner of the net.
With Alisson in goal though, the fear of such things greatly diminishes. Not only is he less error-prone than Adrian, but he is also a commanding presence in the side acting as a reassuring figure at the back to relatively inexperienced defenders such as Alexander-Arnold, Gomez and Fabinho. In contrast, trepidation can be contagious and with Adrian in goal, confidence seems to quickly erode with every poor control of a pass or flap at a cross.
When Liverpool were eliminated from the competition last season at the hands of Atleti, the blame was laid at the feet of Adrian who was deputising for the injured Alisson. In that match, Adrian had nothing to do as Liverpool dominated the game and got the goals they needed to see them through to the next stage.
However, concentration, when you are not really involved in a match, is difficult and it seemed to be Adrian’s undoing. This is another area where Alisson excels. Therefore, with the chances of Midtjylland nicking a goal greatly diminished, Liverpool are expected to find a way to pick the lock at the back, then run up the score when Midtjylland become more adventurous when looking for an equaliser.
Liverpool team news vs Midtjylland
Virgil van Dijk (above) has been ruled out for the season after rupturing his ACL in the Merseyside derby.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also on the long-term injury list for Liverpool. He is yet to play for Liverpool this season after he suffered a knee injury in pre-season.
Joel Matip has missed Liverpool’s last 2 games with a muscular injury. He is nearing a return to action, although Klopp confirmed in his press conference he doesn’t think he will make it in time. If he isn’t fit, Fabinho will continue to deputise in defence.
Konstantinos Tsimikas has missed the last 6 matches for the Reds due to a thigh injury picked up during the Carabao Cup against Lincoln. He is nearing a return and this would be the perfect game to bring him back for, if he’s ready.
Like van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara has been out since the Merseyside Derby after being on the receiving end of a dreadful tackle by Richarlison. However, his injury isn’t thought to be as serious and he has an outside chance to be in contention here.
Naby Keita is the closest of all Klopp’s rehabbing players to a return. He was expected to be in the matchday squad to face the Blades at the weekend. However, Klopp confirmed in his most recent press conference that he likely won’t be involved on Tuesday.
Midtjylland team news vs Liverpool
Right-back Oliver Olsen has yet to be involved for Midtjylland this season due to injury. He will take no part in Tuesday’s match at Anfield.
Kristian Dirks Riis, their 23-year-old centre-half, is in a similar situation having not played any football yet this season.
Luca Pfeiffer made his debut for the club at the weekend, in a 16-minute cameo. The 24-year-old centre-forward was signed from German 2.Bundesliga side Würzburger Kickers for €1.5m earlier this month. Did he show enough in his cameo to earn his first start against the Premier League champions?
Daniel Höegh is another new face at Midtjylland. The 29-year-old centre-back is yet to feature for the club since signing earlier this month.
First-choice keeper Jesper Hansen was withdrawn on the hour-mark against Bröndby at the weekend. Fans will he is fit for the trip to Anfield. If not Mikkel Andersen, who replaced him at the weekend, will start his first match of the season between the sticks.
Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Midtjylland
Predicted Midtjylland line-up vs Liverpool
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.