Friday, March 31, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Midtjylland vs Sporting Lisbon – 23/02/23

Competition: Europa League

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 4/5 @ 888sport

With it all still to play for on Thursday evening, Sporting Lisbon will make the trip to Midtjylland for what could be an enjoyable second-leg showdown.

Starting with the hosts, while Midtjylland might have been tipped as a real Europa League underdog this month, Albert Capellas’ side should be smelling the chance to collect an eye-catching scalp on Thursday evening. Putting in a gritty display as they left Lisbon with a 1-1 draw following their first-leg meeting last week, the Danish outfit are enjoying another extended flurry. Picking up some perfect momentum over the weekend as they claimed a routine 4-0 romp away at Viborg, the Wolves have certainly hit the ground running after returning from the World Cup’s winter break. Riding what has been a recent wave of momentum, Midtjylland have also gained a reputation for their Europa League success on home soil. Including a stunning 5-1 victory against Italian giants Lazio last year, Thursday’s hosts have not suffered a European defeat in front of their own supporters since August 2019.

As for the visitors, while Sporting Lisbon might have been disappointed after settling for their first-leg 1-1 draw last week, the Portuguese heavyweights did come roaring back over the weekend. Making an immediate return to winning ways as they claimed an action-packed 3-2 victory away at Chaves, the Lions have lost just one of their last five matchups across all formats. However, while Ruben Amorim’s side might open Thursday’s showdown tipped as a standout pick, Sporting should be bracing themselves for a stern test on foreign soil. While the midweek guests might have won each of their previous three showdowns away from the Estádio Jose Alvalade, they have gained a reputation for their lively outcomes. With the two sides playing out a 1-1 draw in Portugal last week, we’re backing what could be another enjoyable affair here.

Bet: Both teams to score at Midtjylland vs Sporting Lisbon 4/5 for Thursday’s Europa League second-leg@ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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