Lech Poznan vs Standard Liege
Date: Thursday, 5 November 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Stadion Miejski.
After two match-days, these two teams find themselves placed bottom-most in the table with zero points each, while the other two teams are placed first and second with six points each.
Suffice it to say that the loser of this upcoming encounter at Stadion Miejski will be practically eliminated from the competition. As such, we can expect a fiercely-fought encounter between the two desperate teams, and there’s a high probability that the game will have a lot of goals.
Lech Poznan vs Standard Liege: Head-to-head (h2h)
- This is the first face-to-face game between the two teams. However, the Railwayman had lost three of their previous four match-ups against Belgian opponents.
- They had also failed to keep clean sheets in their past four such clashes against teams from the First Division A.
- Barring one loss, the Reds are unbeaten against Polish opponents, and the loss had come 50 years back.
- Philippe Montanier’s men last locked horns with a Polish team in the Round of 32, 2012 Europa. Then they managed to progress to the next round.
Lech Poznan vs Standard Liege: Prediction
Dariusz Zuraw’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Rangers. In the meantime, the Reds lost 3-0 on the road against Benfica.
Going on, the Railwayman had failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven games on the trot, while their opposite number failed to do so in nine of their preceding ten match-ups. In fact, the Belgians had conceded a total of seven goals from their former four fixtures.
Moreover, this is a do-or-die fixture for both teams. One more loss, and it’s practically the curtains for their respective European campaigns. As such, expect goals to come from both sides of the pitch this Thursday.
However, understand that Montanier’s men are from the Belgian top flight, which is a far more accomplished and better league than that of their Polish counterparts. Moreover, the Reds are also unbeaten against Polish teams in the past 50 years.
Likely, expect Standard Liege to secure at least one point this game week.
Lech Poznan vs Standard Liege: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Double Chance: Standard Liege or Draw @ 1.67 (2/3).