Kick-off: 1755, 09/12/2020
Stadium: Arena Herning
TV: BT Sport
This is the definition of a dead rubber, as Liverpool are assured of top spot in Champions League Group D and Midtjylland will finish fourth whatever happens.
However, the hosts should be playing for pride and have improved throughout the pool stage, picking up a first point at Atalanta on Matchday 5.
Let’s go with 11/4 for the Danish outfit to secure another stalemate here for our first Midtjylland vs Liverpool prediction.
A Look At Midtjylland’s Betting Odds
Midtjylland began their campaign with a chastening 4-0 loss to Atalanta at this venue, which suggested they were in for a torrid time in their first appearance at this level.
The Wolves were then far from disgraced in a 2-0 defeat at Anfield, though, restricting the Reds to few chances and only conceding for the second time in the 93rd minute.
Former Brighton player Anders Dreyer had a chance to equalise on Merseyside and then scored in a 2-1 home loss to Ajax.
Midtjylland grabbed a consolation goal via Awer Mabil’s late penalty when going down 3-1 in Amsterdam before holding Atalanta to a 1-1 draw in Italy.
Alexander Scholz gave the Danes a shock lead on 13 minutes with a superb strike from the edge of the area and Sory Kaba’s flick hit the bar just after the hour mark.
Cristian Romero’s superb header levelled things up late on, but that was still a fine effort from Brian Priske’s side.
“I think we gave them a hard time and, from the sideline, I could see their frustration,” said the head coach. “The boys fought and ran the best they could.”
We reckon 31/20 for the hosts to score exactly once for a fourth straight European game appeals from the Midtjylland vs Liverpool odds.
A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds
Liverpool made sure of top spot when Curtis Jones capitalised on a goalkeeping error to give his side a 1-0 victory over Ajax on Merseyside.
The Reds began their campaign by edging out the Dutch giants via the same scoreline in Amsterdam, where Nicolas Tagliafico’s own goal proved decisive.
After a workmanlike win over Midtjylland, Jurgen Klopp’s side claimed a sensational 5-0 triumph away to Atalanta, before bizarrely losing 2-0 to La Dea on home turf.
However, with all of their group-stage objectives now achieved, Liverpool are expected to take advantage of this chance to rest key players.
Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino didn’t even start the home game against Midtjylland and Klopp has never been afraid of making wholesale changes when it suits.
Whatever team he puts out will still be capable of controlling possession, though, so we’re not getting carried away with our final Midtjylland vs Liverpool prediction.
Punters can get 13/2 for a 1-1 draw at Arena Herning and that seems a sensible option to complete our betting tips.
Last Champions League result:
Atalanta 1-1 MIDTJYLLAND – Alexander Scholz
LIVERPOOL 1-0 Ajax – Curtis Jones
Head-to-head: Liverpool 2-0 Midtjylland
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