Derry City vs FC Midtjylland Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Derry City vs FC Midtjylland Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Derry City will look for a miracle when they welcome Midtjylland at the Showgrounds on Thursday night for the second leg of their Europa League first round qualifying tie. Derry City were thrashed 6-1 in Denmark last week, with their consolation goal being scored by Ronan Curtis. As for Midtjylland, Simon Kroon netted a brace while Marc Dal Hende, Kristian Dirk Riis, Jakob Poulsen and Bozhidar Kraev scored the other four goals. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Both teams have been involved in high-scoring games over the past few months, so I’m expecting an entertaining game here with at least three goals score. I’m fancying goals at both ends of the pitch, but I’m also backing Derry to win as the visitors will make some changes into the starting lineup following their comfortable five goal lead.

Derry City or Draw at 5/2

Over 3.5 goals at 5/4

Derry City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Derry City saw over 1.5 goals in 2 out of their last 2 games played against FC Midtjylland

FC Midtjylland scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

FC Midtjylland are undefeated in all of their last 2 games against Derry City

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Derry City Form Guide

Derry City Team Logo

Derry City

Won

3

Draw

0

Lost

7
W H

24-08-2018

FAI Cup

St. Patrick's Athletic Team Logo St. Patrick's Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

31-08-2018

Premier Division

Bohemian FC Team Logo Bohemian FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

16-09-2018

League Cup

Cobh Ramblers Team Logo Cobh Ramblers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

19-09-2018

FAI Cup

Bohemian FC Team Logo Bohemian FC

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier Division

Shamrock Rovers Team Logo Shamrock Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

25-09-2018

Premier Division

Dundalk Team Logo Dundalk

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

05-10-2018

Premier Division

Limerick Team Logo Limerick

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

19-10-2018

Premier Division

Cork City Team Logo Cork City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

22-10-2018

Premier Division

Bray Wanderers Team Logo Bray Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

26-10-2018

Premier Division

St. Patrick's Athletic Team Logo St. Patrick's Athletic

FT 5 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

FC Midtjylland Form Guide

FC Midtjylland Team Logo

FC Midtjylland

Won

8

Draw

2

Lost

0
W H

16-09-2018

Superligaen

FC Koebenhavn Team Logo FC Koebenhavn

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

23-09-2018

Superligaen

SoenderjyskE Team Logo SoenderjyskE

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-09-2018

DBU Pokalen

Dalum Team Logo Dalum

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-09-2018

Superligaen

Hobro Team Logo Hobro

FT 5 - 2

(HT 4 - 0)

W H

07-10-2018

Superligaen

Vendsyssel FF Team Logo Vendsyssel FF

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

20-10-2018

Superligaen

FC Nordsjaelland Team Logo FC Nordsjaelland

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

29-10-2018

Superligaen

Broendby IF Team Logo Broendby IF

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

01-11-2018

DBU Pokalen

FC Koebenhavn Team Logo FC Koebenhavn

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

04-11-2018

Superligaen

Esbjerg fB Team Logo Esbjerg fB

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-11-2018

Superligaen

Vejle Boldklub Team Logo Vejle Boldklub

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Derry City Preview

Derry were definitely outclassed by Midtjylland last week as the Danes needed just a little over an hour to work up a 5-0 lead. The Irish now need to score five goals in order to qualify further in the competition. Their recent form hasn’t been very good as they have only won once in their last six games across all competitions. Conceding has been Derry’s main issue over the past few weeks as they allowed at least two goals in each of their last three competitive games. Domestically, Derry currently sit in 5th in the Premier Division table with 28 points under their belts after 19 rounds, five points off the third-placed Bray. On home soil, Derry City were on a five-game unbeaten streak prior to their 1-2 loss at the hands of the current leaders Cork City in their most recent home league fixture. Derry haven’t competed in the Europa League over the past three years, but they were thrashed 6-1 on aggregate by Shakhtyor Donetsk the last time out when they participated. Barry McNamee is a player to watch here as he is Derry’s topscorer in the Ireland Premier Division at the moment with seven goals in his 16 league appearances.

Derry City Team News

Boyle and Patterson should lead the attacking line again, alongside Curtis, who also managed to score Derry’s single goal last week.

FC Midtjylland Preview

On the contrary, Midtjylland have enjoyed a strong run of form over the past two months, winning five of their last six games across all competitions. Scoring goals hasn’t been a problem for Midtjylland as they have netted at least three goals in four of their last six competitive fixtures. Actually, nine of Midtjylland’s last ten games across all competitions have ended with at least three goals scored. Midtjylland finished only in 4th in the Superliga table last season and had to play a play-off game against Randers to book their place in the Europa League qualification process. Away from home, Midtjylland have struggled from consistency over the past four months, winning just two of their last seven away games across all competitions. Conceding has been Midtjylland’s main reason for their recent inconsistency on the road as they have allowed at least two goals in each of their last six away games. The Danes already have a five-goal lead in this tie so they might rotate the squad a little bit. Paul Onuachu has been Midtjylland’s most dangerous player in front of goal last season with 18 goals under his belt, including nine in the European play-offs.

FC Midtjylland Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Midtjylland ahead of this tie, but I’m expecting some changes into the starting lineup.

Derry City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Midtjylland Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Derry City vs FC Midtjylland Sidelined Players

Derry City
FC Midtjylland
20 Rasmus Nicolaisen Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Gerard Doherty 188 86
24 CD Scot Whiteside - -
8 LB Harry Monaghan 178 74
23 RB Ben Doherty - -
3 CD Dean Jarvis 180 -
4 CM Aaron McEneff - -
14 CM Rory Holden 169 68
6 CM Nicky Low 168 64
9 RF Ronan Curtis - -
16 CF Nathan Boyle - -
29 LF Lukas Schubert 178 73
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jesper Hansen 188 78
4 CD Zsolt Korcsmar 188 82
18 CD Kristian Riis 189 84
5 RB Marc Dal Hende 178 75
28 LB Andre Roemer 186 78
9 CM Janus Drachmann 179 70
3 CM Tim Sparv 194 84
7 CM Jakob Poulsen 181 75
36 LF Rilwan Hassan 172 64
33 CF Paul Onuachu 202 82
14 RF Simon Kroon 183 72