Midtjylland vs Liverpool Prediction, 12/9/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Midtjylland vs Liverpool
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Location: MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Midtjylland (+460) Liverpool (-238)
Mohamed Salah and Liverpool (4-0-1 in Champions League) are headed to MCH Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on Midtjylland (0-1-4 in Champions League). The goalkeepers protecting the net are Jesper Hansen for Midtjylland and Alisson for Liverpool. Midtjylland are at +460 while Liverpool are at -238. The O/U opens at 3.
Midtjylland took the field against Atalanta in their last matchup and got the draw with a final of 1-1. In sharing the ball, they ended with a 67.5% passes received percentage by converting 222 of the 329 pass targets last match. Midtjylland attempted 9 dribbles in this matchup and completed 5 of the dribbles for a percentage of 55.6%. Concerning shot accuracy, Midtjylland finished the game at a 15.4% rate by putting 2 shots on target of 13 total shots. Midtjylland averages 1.73 g/90 (19 total goals) and have accumulated 12 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Pione Sisto is a player who can be a difference maker for Midtjylland. He has 21 assists while accumulating 12 yellow card cautions in his career. Sisto has been a starter in 129 games so far in his career and tallies 0.29 goals per 90 mins. The forward hailing from Denmark has tallied 37 goals in 11,613 minutes. One more player who should impact this match is Sory Kaba, the forward taking the field for Guinea. He has helped on a goal 6 times in his career and he has scored 19 goals. Kaba has totaled 4,554 mins during 49 career starts and has been handed a total of 11 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.38 goals per 90 thus far in his career.
The guy defending the goal for Midtjylland will be Jesper Hansen. Hansen has defended the goal for a total of 30,609 minutes and has earned 955 saves so far in his pro soccer career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.01 (343 goals allowed) and he has a save % of .739. The goalkeeper taking the field for Midtjylland has had 1,293 shots attempted at him in 342 starts. Hansen (177-64-100 mark during his career) has earned 122 clean sheets, which gives him a 35.7% shutout percentage.
In their last outing, Liverpool took home the win by a final score of 4-0 against Wolves. They finished the contest by connecting on 583 of the 656 passing tries earning a percentage of 88.9%. Liverpool ended the game with a 52.4% successful dribble rate by converting 11 of the 21 dribbles they attempted. Liverpool landed 6 shots on goal out of 11 shots tried which gave them a 54.5% rate when they last took the field. With 24 goals and 12 assists in all their games, Liverpool has an average of 2.18 goals and 1.09 assists per 90.
Mohamed Salah will need to provide a spark for Liverpool. He currently averages 0.60 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 215 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Egypt has totaled 19,133 professional minutes while earning 128 goals. He has 9 yellow card cautions so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 58 times. Make sure to watch out for Sadio Mane, the forward representing for Liverpool. He has accumulated 120 goals in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 54 different times. Mane has been handed 42 yellow card cautions in 21,904 mins (254 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.49.
Alisson will be looking after the net for Liverpool. So far in his career, Alisson has allowed 81 goals and has earned 254 saves in 150 starting assignments. He has allowed 0.72 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 100-29-21. He is the owner of a save % of .773 and his shutout rate sits at 47.3%. Alisson has accumulated 71 clean sheets and has defended 331 shots attempted against him in 13,359 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Liverpool (-238)
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