2020-21 UEFA Champions League Group Stage: Midtjylland vs Liverpool

Midtjylland welcome Liverpool to MCH Arena in a dead rubber Group D clash in 2020-21 UEFA Champions League.

Midtjylland are already eliminated and will finish last but will look to end their European campaign on a high with victory, whilst Liverpool are through as group winners but will want a win for momentum purposes heading into a tough domestic period of fixtures.

 

Team News

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Midtjylland have no fresh injury concerns to report with a full squad available for selection.

Liverpool remain without Alisson because of a hamstring injury which has forced him to sit out their last two matches.

Xherdan Shaqiri (muscle), James Milner (hamstring), Thiago Alcantara, Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (all knee) are all out indefinitely.

 

Stat Attack

  • Midtjylland lost their only previous meeting against Liverpool, losing 2-0 at Anfield in late October.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in two previous away trips against Danish opposition in Europe’s premier competition (W1, D1).
  • One of Liverpool’s six away goals in two away trips in Champions League this season has come from an own goal, courtesy of Ajax’s  Nicolas Tagliafico.

 

Prediction

With this match being a dead rubber, I can see wholesale changes from both teams here with youngsters potentially getting an opportunity to impress, although I do feel that Liverpool do have work to do because they weren’t strongly impressive against an attacking Wolves team on Sunday, despite taking a clinically dominant win through quality goals.

Their defending however was solid as always but this is an opportunity to rediscover their creative gears in midfield and attack and I think that they will take this opportunity, especially because this could be a chance to maintain momentum heading into a tough domestic winter of fixtures rapidly hurtling their way in coming months.

Prediction: Midtjylland 0-2 Liverpool

Result: Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool

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