Legia Warsaw vs Qarabag
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 1 October 2020
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Stadion Miejski Legii, Warszawa.
Season 2020/2021 has been nothing but a huge disappointment for Legia and their fans. Polish champions were eliminated from UEFA Champions League qualifiers much earlier than expected, while performing really badly in domestic Ekstraklasa matches.
Victory against Qarabag this Thursday would partially mend the wounds and bring significant financial resources from Europa League group stages.
Do they have what it takes to beat Azerbaijan’s representative?
Bookies think so, offering 1.70 odds on home victory. Let’s see how these teams performed in the last couple of weeks.
Legia Warsaw vs Qarabag Prediction
Despite recent 2-0 home victory against Drita, Legia Warszawa’s form is miles away from being stable. They recently sacked Serbian coach Aleksandar Vukovic after a bad run of results and appointed Czeslaw Michniewicz.
It looked like that change had no immediate effect, as Legia were easily defeated at home by Gornik Zabrze 1-3 FT.
Polish champions were eliminated from Europa League last season at this same stage against Glasgow Rangers. Fans will be looking at direction of Toma Pekhart who scored four goals in four Ekstraklasa appearances this season.
Qarabag are sharing a similar story. Their domestic performances have been very poor, winning only five points from opening four matches. They also lost a derby match to Neftchi recently, so team’s confidence is surely at very low level.
When it comes to European experience, Qarabag made it to UEL group stages last season but matches against Sevilla, Dudelange and APOEL didn’t go really well.
We are expecting a narrow match and careful approach from both sides. Under 2.5 FT is the safest choice from betting perspective, while Legia to win 1:0 correct score seems like a good value.
Legia Warsaw vs Qarabag Bet Tips
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.72
Legia to win 1:0 @ 6.50.