Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Thursday’s Europa League game at MCH Arena pits together Midtjylland and Lazio, the two teams who meet for the first time in European competitions. Midtjylland suffered a 1-0 loss to Sturm Graz in their opener, and you should know that they are on a three-game winless run in all competitions ahead of the visit of Lazio. Guinea international Sory Kaba should be recalled to the starting XI after he was rested in a 1-1 draw with Nordsjaelland, while defender Pablo Ortiz Cabezas remains in the treatment room.
The Biancocelesti, on the other hand, aim to build on a 4-2 win over Feyenoord. Lazio proved their worth in a 2-0 win over Verona at the weekend as well, and given Midtjylland’s anything but good form, away triumph should be considered. Luis Alberto should be recalled to the starting XI after sealing the victory against the Mastini, whereas Pedro remains on the sidelines with injury.
Highlighted Player (Max Meyer):
Max Meyer is a footballer who began his youth career at Sardegna Oberhausen. He played for the likes of Rot-Weiss Oberhausen and Duisburg during his youth career as well and in 2009 he joined Schalke 04. Mayer played just one match for the reserve team and he scored a brace against Velbert on his debut for Schalke II.
He made his Bundesliga debut in the 2013/2014 season against Wolfsburg, coming from the bench to replace Jefferson Farfan 20 minutes before the final whistle. Max Meyer is an attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well and he was born on 18 September, 1995 in Oberhausen. Meyer has 17 caps for Germany U21 and he represented the national team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The Schalke footballer made his debut for the senior team on 13 May, 2014 against Poland. He started the match, but he was substituted by Maximilian Arnold in the 76th minute of the game. He made Germany 2014 FIFA World Cup provisional squad, but eventually failed to make the cut.
Highlighted Team (Lazio):
Lazio Roma are an Italian football club based in Rome. Lazio were founded in 1900 and they compete in the Serie A. The Biancocelesti (The White and Sky Blues) have won two Serie A trophies (1973/1974, 1999/2000), while lifting six Coppa Italia titles.
The capital club play their home games at Stadio Olimpico and Roma are regarded as Lazio’s main rivals.
The two teams face each other in the Derby della Capitale and it is considered the fiercest inter-city derby in Italy. Lazio won UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999, with the team beating Mallorca in the title game. The same year they managed to clinch the UEFA Super Cup trophy as they outplayed English giants Manchester United at Stade Louis II, Monaco.
The likes of Pavel Nedved, Giuseppe Favalli, Juan Sebastian Veron, Sinisa Mihajlovic, Roberto Mancini, Giuseppe Signori, Miroslav Klose and Simone Inzaghi are notable footballers who played for Lazio in the past.