Southampton vs Midtjlland 08/20/2015 UEFA Europa League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Midtjlland vs Southampton
Thursday 20th August 2015 15:00(ET)
The Line: Southampton 3/10 Draw 4/1 Midtjlland 10/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: TV3; Bt Sport
Southampton take on Danish side Midtjlland on Thursday night with the Saints looking to move into the Group stages of the new look Europa League. Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will be looking for a better performance from his side after they succumbed to Everton at the weekend 3-0 in a game which they never really got going. The Saints have some quality players with Pelle, Long and Tadic being among the top talent in the league outside of the top four clubs. Southampton will have Saint Mary's rocking on Thursday night and the fans believe that they can make it to the knockout stages proper.
Midtjlland come into this game in fine form as they top the Danish Super league and were very unlucky to go out of the Champions League in the last round as they lost out to APOEL on away goals after the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate. Rasmussen, Sisto and Onuacho will be the key players for the Danish side but the club will fancy their chances of overcoming Southampton over the two legs. This could be a tougher task than the Danish side realise though and should be a really good game to watch.
I am not sold on the price for Southampton to win and I think that this is going to be a tougher game for the Saints than the bookmakers are pricing it up as. I'm going to take instead the overs as I see lots of attacking talent on both sides and with Southampton having some unusual defensive frailties i think the overs hits easy here.