Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
David faces Goliath at MCH Arena as Midtjylland and Niedercorn square off against each other in the first leg of the Conference League second qualifying round. Midtjylland kicked off the new domestic campaign with a 1-0 win over Hvidovre, with Korea international Gue-Sung Cho scoring the only goal of the match and they are seen as hot favourites to beat Niedercorn as well. Defender Joel Andersson should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Luxembourgish, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Gjilani. Niedercorn are eager to claim a major scalp in round 2, but seeing that Midtjylland have turned their MCH Arena into a real fortress, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. As for the away team, attacking midfielder Antoine Mazure-Hanus should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in the 2-0 win over Gjilani.
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.