Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Liverpool take on Midtjylland in a David-vs-Goliath clash at Anfield in the second round of the Champions League group stages. Despite failing to impress in their opener, the Reds eventually defeated Ajax at Amsterdamm Arena thanks to Tagliafico’s own goal. Jurgen Klopp’s men now aim to overtake Atalanta in top position in Group D, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Midtjylland on Tuesday evening.
Even though Important defender Virgil van Dijk is sidelined with injury, the Premier League giants are seen as hot favourites to win the match. The Danish champions, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Atalanta. Midtjylland do not seem to be competitive at this level, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Liverpool’s party at Anfield. The likes of Hansen, Junior Brumado, and Riis are all likely to miss the game through injury for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Sadio Mané):
Sadio Mane is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Liverpool as a winger. Mane was born in Sedhiou Senegal on April 10, 1992, but he made his senior debut at French club Metz. In 2012 he moved to Red Bull Salzburg, with the pacey winger scoring 31 goals in 63 appearances for the club in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Mane then decided to take a step forward in his career as he joined famous Premier League club Liverpool for a fee of £34 million, signing a five-year contract with the Reds. The Senegal international quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Liverpool and, no doubt, he helped the Anfield outfit make it to the 2017/2018 Champions League final.
Speaking of trophies, Sadio Mane won the Austrian Bundesliga with Salzburg in the 2013/2014 season. In 2017 he was named Liverpool player of the year for the 2016/2017 season. Sadio Mane made his Senegal debut in 2012 and he was part of the Senegal team that participated at the 2012 Olympic tournament.
Highlighted Team (Midtjylland):
Despite being founded on February 2, 1999, FC Midtjylland is considered one of the best Danish clubs. The Wolves have quickly established themselves as one of the dominant forces in Superliga, with the team clinching their first league title in the 2014/15 season.
Three seasons later Midtjylland repeated the success, with the team finishing the process four points clear of second-place Brondby. In the 2019/20 season the Wolves won their third domestic trophy, leaving Danish giants Copenhagen in the second place. Midtjylland welcome their rivals at MCH Arena, the venue which can hold up to 11,432 people.
In the 2020/21 season the Wolves did well to book their place in the Champions League group stages, with the team being grouped with the likes of Liverpool, Ajax, and Atalanta. Midtjylland are well known for their excellent scouting system, with a number of young and talented players from Africa joining the club year by year.