Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Crvena zvezda will look to retain top position in Group F when they host Midtjylland to their Stadion Rajko Mitic. Dejan Stankovic’s troops have been producing fine displays in the Europa League group stages, and, as a result, the bookies see them as favourites to win Thursday’s football match. The good news for the Serbian champions is that key player Aleksandar Katai has recovered from coronavirus, and seeing that Milan Pavkov is fit for the match as well, home win should be considered.
The Danes, on the other hand, are eager to record their first win of the process. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at MCH Arena a week ago, but we are tempted to put our money on Crvena zvezda this time out as Dejan Stankovic welcomes important first-team regulars back to the starting XI. All Cajuste, Hoegh, and Junior Brumado should miss out with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Milan Gajic):
Milan Gajic is a product of OFK Beograd youth academy. The pacey right back, who was born in Vukovar (Croatia) on January 28, 1996 scored four goals in 46 appearances for OFK Beograd from 2013 to 2015 and on July 22, 2015 he signed a five-year deal with Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.
Milan Gajic is a youth international for Serbia and he represented the Eagles at the 2017 European Championship. The Serbs failed to impress at the tournament in Poland, with the team losing to Portugal and Spain in Group B, while sharing the spoils with Macedonia. Gajic was a starter in matches against Portugal and Macedonia, but he missed the Spain clash with injury.
In 2015, though, Milan Gajic did well to win the FIFA U20 World Cup with Serbia as Veljko Paunovic’s men outplayed Brazil in the title game. His main position is right-back (full-back), but he is capable of playing both central and right midfielder. Milan Gajic made 14 appearances for Bordeaux in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign.
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.