Legia Warsaw vs Astana
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Wojska Polskiego (Warsaw).
Legia Warsaw have a mountain to climb after the humbling 1-3 defeat against Astana in the first leg.
While, FC Astana proved once again that they are no pushovers. This team from Kazakhstan is playing in Champions League qualifiers for the third season in a row and made it to the group stage in their first attempt in 2015/16. Last season, they were knocked out of the qualifiers at the same stage after losing to Scottish giants Celtic.
Astana were beaten only twice in 13 qualifying matches in the Champions League, won 6 and drew 5. However, they have won just once away from home, which came in the second round of the current campaign against Latvian outfit Spartaks.
Legia have a strong home record in the Champions League, combined group stage appearances and qualifiers. Their 6-0 heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund remain the only defeat in 12 games at Warsaw. During the same season, they held Real Madrid to a 3-3 draw before beating Sporting Lisbon 1-0.
Legia Warsaw vs Astana: Head-to-head
The first leg clash is the lone meeting between the two sides.
Legia Warsaw vs Astana: Prediction
Legia have no option, but to go on the attacking front from kick-off. They do have the players to do the job, but it remained to be seen if they can keep things tight at the back.
Therefore, punters must expect a fairly open contest at Warsaw on Wednesday night. Since the result could go either ways, it will be a good option to cash on the goal markets.