Liverpool – Midtjylland
The Merseyside giants Liverpool host Danish side Midtjylland in a game from Group D of the Champions League. In these soccer predictions for this week we will give you an update and a preview for this match.
Even without the injured Virgil van Dijk Liverpool managed to win their first Champions League game for the season. The Reds faced Ajax at the Johan Cruijff Arena and celebrated a 1-0 win in Amsterdam. The only goal was scored in the first half and it was actually an own goal – the Argentine left back Nicolas Tagliafico put the ball in his own net.
Jurgen Klopp’s team won its second game without Van Dijk as well. On Saturday Liverpool hosted Sheffield United in the Premier League. They conceded first, but later they turned the game around with goals from Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota. For the Portuguese winger it was his second goal for the club since his arrival from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
We believe Klopp could be doing some rotations against Midtjylland on Tuesday. Players like James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Takumi Minamino could be included in the starting eleven. The level of the opposition allows it.
Midtjylland are debutants in the Champions League. The Danish team did not start its first campaign very well, though. In the first round Midtjylland hosted Atalanta, but got dominated for a 0-4 defeat. We can say the Danish team now know how difficult it is in this competition – the levels are very, very high.
These are our soccer predictions for this week for the Champions League fixture between Liverpool and Midtjylland. We don’t believe the Reds could have problem against this opponent. These two teams are from a different quality and we are going to see it on the pitch. Klopp’s boys should not have any problems here.