PSV vs Midtjylland Prediction: Champions League Third Qualifying Round on 03.08.2021
PSV will be looking to take a strong hold on their third qualifying round tie against Midtjylland on Tuesday ahead of the start of their domestic season on Saturday evening. However, the Danish side will also be hopeful of causing a shock result.
Champions League Third Qualifying Round Preview
PSV produced one of the best displays in the Champions League to this point in the second qualifying round. The Dutch outfit essentially made sure of their passage through to the next round with a game to spare, as they hammered Galatasaray 5-1 in the Netherlands. Many expected that tie to be a close affair, but PSV sailed through with a 7-2 aggregate success. Eran Zahavi was in scintillating form in the first leg, as he scored a stunning hat-trick, while Mario Gotze also scored twice. They continued their impressive form with a 2-1 win on the road in Turkey. Noni Madueke scored the opening goal in the first half, before Marco van Ginkel wrapped up the win in the second half. They did lose Oliver Boscagli, who was sent off with 15 minutes remaining, but the result was never in doubt.
Midtjylland have already caused one shock result in the Champions League this season, but they will need to improve further to trouble PSV. The Danish side overcame Celtic in the previous round, as they drew 1-1 away from home, before claiming a 2-1 victory back in Denmark. It was a dramatic finish to the match, as Raphael Onyedika scored in the first half of extra time to give Midtjylland the win. Celtic did lead in that second leg, but Awer Mabil levelled the scores with half an hour of the game remaining. Midtjylland come into this first leg after winning their last three games. Their most recent win was a 2-0 success away from home against Viborg.
PSV vs Midtjylland Head to Head
PSV and Midtjylland haven’t met in a competitive fixture previously. This will be the first meeting between the clubs in any competition, including friendlies.
PSV vs Midtjylland Prediction
Midtjylland have done well to reach this stage of the qualification. However, this could be a tricky tie for them, as they come up against one of the standout teams. PSV have been excellent in recent games, and they could be set for a strong season after a summer of good business. We expect them to have little trouble navigating this tie, and they will claim the victory in the Netherlands.
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