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Europe's newest competition enters the knockout rounds with an intriguing contest between Danish side Midtjylland and Greek side PAOK. Both teams will be looking to look to advance through to the final sixteen so we could have two very closely fought contests on our hands here. Both sides enter this contest full of confidence with Midtjylland leading the way in the Danish League and PAOK second in the Greek League.
Half time result
Both of these teams boast some of the finest defensive records in their respective leagues and this match has all the makings of being exceptionally cagey. With two legs to play we get the feeling that both teams will want to feel each other out and the first leg could be a slow burner. With away goals now abolished both teams have a little bit more time knowing that there isn't the fear or benefit of scoring or conceding an away goal. The draw at halftime is currently priced at 11/10 and we feel that could be one of the better bets on offer.
PAOK over 1.5 goals
Midtjylland have conceded ten goals in their last five home games which will be a concern for the home side's fans. PAOK have a fine scoring record away from home and have managed to find the back of the net at least twice in their last five away games. They have scored 14 goals in these five matches. PAOK are the top scorers away from home in the Greek league and will be fancying their chances of adding to their recent goal hauls here. Odds of 9/4 for PAOK to score over 1.5 goals looks a reasonable bet.
Both teams to score in the second half
If the game turns out how we want it to, we think the game could burst into life into the second half. We have already covered PAOK's goalscoring prowess away from home, but Midtjylland are certainly no slouches at home and have scored the most goals at home in the Danish League. Midtjylland haven't managed to keep a clean sheet in their last five games whilst PAOK has only kept two in their last five games. At odds of 5/2 for both teams to score in the second half, this could be a decent bet.
The Best Match Odds for Midtjylland vs PAOK
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the venue for this fixture?
This game will be played at the home of Midtjylland at the MCH Arena
What is the recent head to head between the sides?
This would be the first time that these sides would have faced off against each other.
What is the kick-off time for Midtjylland vs PAOK?
The match will start at 17:45 GMT on the 17th February.
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