Our prediction for this Champions League match:
After holding Slavia Prague to a goalless draw at Sinobo Stadium, Midtjylland will be looking to book their place in the Champions League group stages when they host the Czech champions at their MCH Arena. The Danes have been producing excellent displays in the qualifiers, and the fact that they outclassed Young Boys 3-0 in their last home fixture is surely giving fans a reason for optimism.
Former Celta Vigo winger Pione Sisto, who returned to the club in the summer transfer window, is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while defender Kristian Dirk Riis remains in the recovery room. Slavia Prague, on the other hand, are the dominant force in the Czech top flight, but they will have a big fish to fry in Wednesday’s Champions League clash. Seeing that Midtjylland are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Prague empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Tomas Soucek):
Tomas Soucek is a Czech Republic international who plays for both Slavia Prague and the Czech national team. Soucek is a product of Slavia Prague football academy and after spending several years at the likes of Viktoria Zizkov and Slovan Liberec, he returned to the Sinobo Stadium outfit in the 2017/2018 season.
Tomas Soucek has established himself as a first-team regular at Slavia Prague and he made his debut with Czech Republic on November 15, 2016 in a friendly against Denmark. The 192-cm tall midfielder has 13 caps for Czech Republic U21 team as well.
His main position on the field is defensive midfield, but he is used as central midfielder and centre-back as well. Tomas Soucek was born in Havlickuv Brod on February 27, 1995. His preferred foot is right and his contract with Slavia Prague should expire on June 30, 2024.
Highlighted Team (Slavia Prague):
Slavia Prague is considered one of the most famous teams in Czech Republic. The Cervenobili won the Czechoslovak First League on 13 occasions and they lifted their fourth Czech First League in 2017. Despite winning the domestic trophy in the 2016/2017 season, Slavia Prague eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League group stages as they were beaten by APOEL of Cyprus in the play-offs. Sparta Prague are regarded as Slavia’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Prague derby.
The club was founded on November 2, 1892 and it has to be noted that the club was initially focused on cycling. In March 1896 Slavia Prague recorded their first ever victory, with the team beating AC Prague 5-0. The Cervenobili play their home games at Eden Arena and the capacity of the venue is 19.084 (football). Slavia Prague are well known for their red and white shirts and white shorts.