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Champions League preview and statistics: Midtjylland vs Young Boys full pre-match guide

Young Boys have traveled here for an interesting Champions League fight against Midtjylland. Prepare for the match with this cup preview!

Best bookmaker betting odds:

Midtjylland and Young Boys should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

One slightly interesting match fact is that this game is played on grass and that the visiting Young Boys have a different surface at their stadium (artifical turf). The impact of this is hard to measure exactly, but the visitors stats on grass is 18-8-10 (win-draw-loss) from 36 matches.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Young Boys, who are travelling more than 1200 kilometers to play this game.

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Midtjylland form and stats

Midtjylland have reached this Champions League stage through battling and winning against Ludogorets. Midtjylland participated in Champions League the last season, where they reached the 2nd qualifying round and lost against Astana.

Midtjylland lost their last game at SønderjyskE after a 0-2 scoreline. Before that match, a Champions League win away at Ludogorets.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Midtjylland have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found one match with the results: Won zero, drawn zero and lost one.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Superliga game versus Lyngby in only three days. This game is also played here at MCH Arena.

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Young Boys form and stats

The traveling awayteam has defeated KI in order to reach 3rd Qualifying Round of Champions League. Young's mission in Champions League last season failed in the play-offs.

Playing away, Young Boys have won 7 games, drawn 5 and suffered 6 defeats in the Super League this season. Impressively, the visitors are on a six-match winning run which they hope continue versus Midtjylland. It’s been three wins in a row for Young on their travels, an amazing performance which inspire hopes of making this one the fourth consecutive victory.

Two travels in a row for Young, whose manager G. Seoane could celebrate last time after the Swiss Cup win against Basel. Before that one, a nice away victory 2-1 at Basel.

M. Spielmann came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Basel last time out, making the manager G. Seoane feel like a tactical genius.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Young playing away and similar expectations, we found four relevant matches. Results were zero Young Boys wins, two draws and two defeats.

After this away game Young return home for a Super League game against Zurich. That game is only three sleeps after this.

Young has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 29 goals from 18 games. As opposed to that, Young have seen the ball go into their own net 26 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

As for the last two games between these two teams, there's one Midtjylland victory, zero draws and one Young Boys win. Over/under statistics; one of these games ended with three goals or more, one match with two goals or less.

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Competition: Europe Champions League
Competition: Wed 16.September
Match begins: 18:30 (UTC)
Venue: MCH Arena (11809 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Young Boys 36 23 7 6 80 41 18 16 2 0 51 15 18 7 5 6 29 26 39 76
2 St. Gallen 36 21 5 10 79 56 18 11 2 5 42 29 18 10 3 5 37 27 23 68
3 Basel 36 18 8 10 74 38 18 11 4 3 42 17 18 7 4 7 32 21 36 62
4 Servette 36 12 13 11 57 48 18 8 7 3 29 15 18 4 6 8 28 33 9 49
5 Lugano 36 11 14 11 46 46 18 6 8 4 18 17 18 5 6 7 28 29 0 47
6 Luzern 36 13 7 16 42 50 18 8 4 6 28 25 18 5 3 10 14 25 -8 46
7 Zurich 36 12 7 17 45 72 18 7 3 8 26 41 18 5 4 9 19 31 -27 43
8 Sion 36 10 9 17 40 55 18 4 6 8 22 28 18 6 3 9 18 27 -15 39
9 Thun 36 10 8 18 45 67 18 7 4 7 26 29 18 3 4 11 19 38 -22 38
10 Neuchatel Xamax 36 5 12 19 33 68 18 2 5 11 15 26 18 3 7 8 18 42 -35 27

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 SønderjyskE 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
12 Midtjylland 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Young Boys 36 23 7 6 80 41 18 16 2 0 51 15 18 7 5 6 29 26 39 76
2 St. Gallen 36 21 5 10 79 56 18 11 2 5 42 29 18 10 3 5 37 27 23 68
3 Basel 36 18 8 10 74 38 18 11 4 3 42 17 18 7 4 7 32 21 36 62
4 Servette 36 12 13 11 57 48 18 8 7 3 29 15 18 4 6 8 28 33 9 49
5 Lugano 36 11 14 11 46 46 18 6 8 4 18 17 18 5 6 7 28 29 0 47
6 Luzern 36 13 7 16 42 50 18 8 4 6 28 25 18 5 3 10 14 25 -8 46
7 Zurich 36 12 7 17 45 72 18 7 3 8 26 41 18 5 4 9 19 31 -27 43
8 Sion 36 10 9 17 40 55 18 4 6 8 22 28 18 6 3 9 18 27 -15 39
9 Thun 36 10 8 18 45 67 18 7 4 7 26 29 18 3 4 11 19 38 -22 38
10 Neuchatel Xamax 36 5 12 19 33 68 18 2 5 11 15 26 18 3 7 8 18 42 -35 27

Midtjylland Young Boys
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 12   Played P   10 25
15 7   Won W   5 19
3 1   Drew D   2 3
7 4   Lost L   3 3
49 31   Scored S   18 65
25 13   Conceded C   12 24
96% 92%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 96%
76% 75%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   70% 76%
48% 58%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   60% 68%
28% 42%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   30% 52%
16% 33%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   30% 36%
36% 42%   BTTS BTTS   60% 56%
48% 42%   Clean Sheets C S   30% 40%
20% 25%   Failed to Score F T   10% 8%
 
6.7 7   Corners for (avg) C F   7.3 6.8
4.3 3.7   Corners against (avg) C A   4.2 4
1.8 1.9   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.4 1.8
2 1   Red cards R C   2 2
 
293 137   Total Shots T S   146 302
91 47   Shots on Target S O   47 108
43% 49%   Goal Efficiency G E   38% 53%

Bookie Midtjylland Draw Young Boys

Read more about Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is the major international club football tournament in Europe. The competition begins already in late June and lasts for almost a year, ending with the final played in late May or early June. After several qualifying rounds the group stage is where the “true” Champions League begins for many viewers. Eight groups with four teams each battle through six rounds to qualify for the knock-out phase. Then a round of 16, quarterfinals and then semifinals needs to be won before a place in the final is secured.