Midtjylland will welcome Red Star Belgrade to MCH Arena for a matchday 3 fixture in Europe UEFA Europa League this Thursday. Red Star have taken six points from the two matches so far and lead the way at the top while Midtjylland are bottom of the standings with just one point.
Midtjylland have a 100% winless record in group F and come to this match with a desperate need to secure a win to salvage their run in the Europa League. Midtjylland lost in the two fixtures after setting an early start in the score line.
Midtjylland’s latest fixture against Sporting Braga ended in an away 3-1 loss after they set the tone early and scored in the 19th minute. Midtjylland also managed a 1-1 draw with Ludogorets in the game they took lead.
The home side comes into this game on the back of a 2-2 draw away to Nordsjaelland in the Danish Superliga on Sunday. The visitors came from two goals down at halftime to secure a point.
Stankovic’s side on the other hand have been impressive having secured the wins so far and are at the top of the group. Red Star snatched a late win against Braga in their opening group game through Aleksandar Katai’s 85th minute penalty before edging out Ludogorets 1-0 last time out.
Red Star remain unbeaten in their last nine Europa League matches, winning in five of those and have kept a clean sheet in four of their last seven outings. Belgrade come to this match from 7-1 away victory over Kolubara in the Serbian Super Liga six of the goals coming in the first half.
Advancing in the Europa League will be Stankovic’s main target coming to this match.
Midtjylland vs Red Star Belgrade head to head
This will be the first continental meeting between the two sides. Crvena Zvezda haven’t lost in their last 11 games having lost none of their last 6 away matches. Midtjylland haven’t lost in any of their last 5 home matches.
- Nordsjaelland 2-2 Midtjylland
- Midtjylland 4-0 Aarhus
- Braga 3-1 Midtjylland
- Midtjylland 1-0 Randers
- Kjellerup 0-5 Midtjylland
- Kolubara 1-7 Crvena Zvezda
- Crvena Zvezda 3-1 Metalac
- Ludogorets 0-1 Crvena Zvezda
- Novi Pazar 0-4 Crvena Zvezda
- Partizan Belgrade 1-1 Crvena Zvezda
Midtjylland team news
No reported injury in this camp but midfielder Juninho is suspended with a red card.
Red Star Belgrade team news
No reported injuries or suspension.
Prediction and Odds
- Both sides to score
- Goals over 2.5.