After drawing 1-1 in the first leg of their Europa League play-off, Southampton head to Midtyjlland where they’re expected to qualify with ease.
A price of 65/100 says the Saints prevail in Denmark, but having failed to win at home, there’s money to be made opposing Ronald Koeman’s men, just as there was backing Celtic to crash out of the Champions League in Sweden earlier this week.
The hosts are 2/1 to win the match outright, while they’re 11/10 to progress to the group stage of the competition.
Both wagers are worth entertaining on the grounds that they were good enough to get a draw at St Mary’s, it stands to reason they’ll be even better on their own patch.
Were it not for a Jay Rodriguez spot kick, the Danes would be defending a 1-0 lead here and that equaliser aside, they’re still technically ahead in the tie by virtue of away goals.
Should Midtjylland prevent Southampton scoring here, they’re through and the fact they’re yet to concede a domestic goal on the homestead so far this season bodes well for their prospects of stifling the visiting attack.
Three successive SAS Ligaen outfits have drawn blanks at the MCH Arena and the Saints are hardly in the form that suggests they can breach what’s clearly a well-regimented backline.
Mid-ranging Eredivisie outfit Vitesse Arnhem are the only side they’ve been able to beat in a competitive match thus far, with two draws at a pair of Premier League sides expected to be in the relegation skirmish the source of their only domestic points.
The south coast outfit were unable to find the net in two of their three top-tier matches this season, a repeat of which will see them eliminated in Denmark.