Midtjylland vs Bucuresti by 20Legend
The Danish side Midtjylland has the pressure on their shoulders with only five points in their pockets when two games remain in the main round of Champions League. Only a win will therefore be good enough for them here, but they have a weak form to back themselves up with. They have been able to surprise from time to time, but it has not been any consistency, which the last CL-game against the Swedish team Sävenhof (32-24) was a good example of. Sävehof is expected to be the weakest team in the group, but Midtjylland was made look like juniors playing against seniors against the Swedish girls. They will still be missing Burgaard who has been out for a longer period now.
The guests from Romania are having seven points at the moment which means that a draw will be enough to reach the quarterfinals for Bucuresti. They won the first meeting with Midtjylland (24-22) and are therefore ahead of the Danes on mutual settlement if they lose by one goal tonight. No vital injuries is troubling Bucuresti at this moment.
The Romanian team has had a lot of good players over the recent years, and their team today has also more quality than their opponent in my opinion. I actually think that the bookmakers has chosen the wrong favorite in this match and as the odds on an away win is set too high when looking at Midtjylland’s struggles this season. However, Midtjylland must give everything they have left in this match and they have the advantage of playing at home. Their home crowd is known for backing their own team in an extraordinary way and the players will truly need it more than ever. I tend to go for goals instead of risking the 1X2 alternative this time. Their last meeting finished with a total of 46 goals just above a month ago, but this match requires a lot more from the host. Bucuresti can also get a settlement from tonight which I think could result in a total up against and maybe past the 50 goal-mark this time. I therefore think that the over 46.5 goals is a good alternative to this important match.