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Europa League preview: FC Midtjylland vs Southampton

It's all to play for in Denmark after the first leg's 1-1 draw at St. Mary's.

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Southampton travel to Denmark to face Danish Superliga fans FC Midtjylland tonight as they hope to qualify for the Europa League group stages for the first time.<!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->

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Ronald Koeman's men, who comfortably overcame Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem in the previous round of qualifying, struggled to break down a resilient Midtjylland defence last Thursday.

With the 1-1 draw at home, Saints are at a disadvantage following on from their Danish opponents' crucial away goal.

Ex-Saints youth product Tim Sparv, who we interviewed here, netted the opener for the Danes and his colleagues proved to be tricky customers.

Southampton are missing Victor Wanyama, who reportedly has a stomach bug as transfer rumours surrounding the Kenyan go into overdrive. Sadio Mane also came off injured against Watford last week and could be a doubt.

Ryan Bertrand, Jordy Clasie and Fraser Forster are all confirmed to be out with injury for Southampton, while FC Midtjylland have no injury worries ahead of tonight's game.