Total over 2.5
The football season in Denmark has not yet started, which seriously affects the quality of Midtjylland’s preparations. The team played only 4 friendlies before the sparring confrontation with Sporting in the Europa League.
As a result, the “wolves” could not face the “lizards” in the first play-off game. It was only by sheer luck that they managed to snatch an acceptable 1-1 draw from Portugal, which turned out to be almost a victory. According to the expected goals, Midtjylland lost with a devastating result (0.2: 2.6).
Sporting lost to Porto (1:2) in the last round of the Portuguese Primeira, which significantly complicated the task of promotion to the Champions League for the next season. Now the team is 11 points short of matchday 3, which allows them to qualify for the prestigious European tournament.
In away matches, the “lizards” do not look very convincing. Away, they won 37% of the points and scored 32.5% of the goals. But even in this state they must pass through Midtjylland.
Both teams play an offensive style. I think Sporting will work on their mistakes and play a more focused game after the first leg failure. “Midtyuland” does not know how and is not able to organize the defense of the deaf at this stage. I’m hoping for a good match.