FC Midtjylland go up against Lazio in the UEFA Europa League 2022-23 at the MCH Arena in Herning on Thursday, September 15. The match will start at 10:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
FC Midtjylland are currently eighth in the Danish Superliga with two wins in nine matches and are in danger of heading into the relegation round. Their UEL 2022-23 campaign also began in a disappointing fashion after a 1-0 defeat to SK Sturm Graz. Midtjylland lost to SL Benfica in the final qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League this season and hence made their way into the Europa League group stage.
Lazio’s form has been on the rise in Serie A this season, winning thrice in six matches so far. After the 2-1 loss to Napoli, Lazio beat Feyenoord 4-2 in their UEL season opener, followed by a commanding 2-0 victory against Hellas Verona in their last Serie A match. The Italian side will be without Pedro and Manuel Lazzari, who are ruled out with ankle and hamstring injuries, respectively.
FC Midtjylland vs Lazio UEFA Europa League 2022-23 odds
Parimatch odds: FC Midtjylland: 3.70, Lazio: 1.96, Draw: 3.90
Betwinner odds: FC Midtjylland: 3.74, Lazio: 1.91, Draw: 3.78
Betway odds: FC Midtjylland: 3.60, Lazio: 1.90, Draw: 3.60
10CRIC odds: FC Midtjylland: 3.64, Lazio: 1.97, Draw: 3.75
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
FC Midtjylland vs Lazio head-to-head
This is the first-ever match between FC Midtjylland and Lazio in any competition as both sides aim for all three points on matchday 2 of the UEL 2022-23 campaign.
Midtjylland have suffered three defeats in their last five matches in all competitions. Meanwhile, the Rome-based club have won thrice in their last five games.
FC Midtjylland vs Lazio UEFA Europa League 2022-23 squads
FC Midtjylland: Jonas Lossl (goalkeeper), Elias Rafn Olafsson (goalkeeper), Henrik Dalsgaard, Erik Sviatchenko (captain), Stefan Gartenmann, Joel Andersson, Pablo Ortiz, Juninho, Paulinho, Emiliano Martinez, Kristoffer Olsson, Edward Chilufya, Chris Kouakou, Valdemar Byskov, Anders Dreyer, Oliver Sorensen, Evander, Gustav Isaksen, Sory Kaba, Pione Sisto, Charles, Mads Thychosen, Juan Moreno, Junior Brumado.
Lazio: Luis Maximiano (goalkeeper), Ivan Provedel (goalkeeper), Mario Gilla, Manuel Lazzarri, Patric, Alessio Romagnoli, Adam Marusic, Toma Basic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Matias Vecino, Luis Alberto, Pedro, Ciro Immobile (captain), Mattia Zaccagni, Luka Romero.
FC Midtjylland vs Lazio probable starting lineups
FC Midtjylland: Jonas Lossl (goalkeeper); Henrik Dalsgaard, Erik Sviatchenko (captain), Juninho, Paulinho; Anders Dreyer, Oliver Sorensen, Evander; Gustav Isaksen, Sory Kaba, Pione Sisto.
Lazio: Ivan Provedel (goalkeeper); Elseid Hysaj, Mario Gila Fuentes, Alessio Romagnoli, Adam Marusic; Matias Vecino, Danilo Cataldi, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile, Mattia Zaccagni.
FC Midtjylland vs Lazio UEFA Europa League 2022-23 combined fantasy XI
Jonas Lossl (goalkeeper), Alessio Romagnoli, Elseid Hysaj, Alessio Romagnoli, Adam Marusic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Evander, Luis Alberto, Anders Dreyer, Ciro Immobile (captain), Pione Sisto.
FC Midtjylland top picks and players to watch vs Lazio UEFA Europa League 2022-23
Pione Sisto: The Danish winger has smashed three goals in the Danish Superliga this season. Sisto’s pace and dribbling ability can be a threat to the Lazio defenders and the 27-year-old showcased his talents a few years ago in this competition with an exceptional performance against Man United in the 2015-16 season.
Evander: The central midfielder will be key to Midtjylland’s attacking efficiency in this game. Evander averages 4.2 key passes per match this season in all competitions and has also netted twice. Evander is efficient from the penalty spot, which he showcased in their Midtjylland’s last Danish Superliga match.
Lazio top picks and players to watch vs FC Midtjylland UEFA Europa League 2022-23
Luis Alberto: The 29-year-old attacking midfielder scored and assisted a goal each in their win against Feyenoord on matchday 1 of the 2022-23 UEL campaign. Alberto also scored against Hellas Verona in Lazio’s last Serie A game and has hit a purple patch in front of goal.
Ciro Immobile: Lazio’s captain is extremely potent and influential in the attack. Immobile has 185 goals to his name in 266 appearances for the Rome-based club and the striker has also netted 18 goals for the Italian national team. Immobile is mobile inside the box and is expected to make life difficult for the Midtjylland defenders in this game.
FC Midtjylland vs Lazio UEFA Europa League 2022-23 prediction
FC Midtjylland and Lazio have been in contrasting form off late, with the visitors evidently performing better. Lazio won a high-scoring contest on matchday 1 of the UEL campaign and they are expected to once again win here.
Midtjylland have a lower win probability in this match but they will have the home advantage in this game. The hosts haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last three matches and are unlikely to outscore Lazio on matchday 2.