Legia Warsaw vs Sheriff
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Play-off
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Miejski Legii Warsaw.
Legia Warsaw disappointed their fans with a shocking third round elimination in Champions League qualifiers to Kazakhstani Astana (2-3 on aggregate).
The Polish champions will thus have an imperative to dispatch the Moldovan champions Sheriff to reach the group stage of Europa League as a consolation for the Champions League failure.
Jacek Magiera’s side comes into the game in a terrific attacking mood as the team notched as many as seven goals in back-to-back wins over Wisla Pulawy and Piast Gliwice.
The weekend’s victory over Piast improved the disastrous record the team had at the start of their title defense quest in Ektraklasa as Legia previously took no more than four points in the opening four fixtures.
Sheriff managed to hold Qarabag to a goalless draw in the first leg of their third round tie in Champions League qualifiers, but they dropped the ball on the home patch where they lost 1-2 to suffer an expected elimination.
The team led by the Italian manager Roberto Bordin currently holds the second position with 14 points in six opening rounds of Moldovan Divizia Nationala.
Legia Warsaw vs Sheriff: Head to head
Legia and Sheriff have not had the chance to play each other previously.
Legia Warsaw vs Sheriff: Prediction
The quality is certainly on Legia’s side and the Poles are favourites both on the night and over two legs.
The Moldovans did not have any attacking-minded intentions in their visit to Qarabag in the mentioned Champions League tie and we don’t see them on target against Legia either.
Legia Warsaw vs Sheriff: Bet Tips
Legia to win the match is a banker bet at the odds of 2/5 @ Bet365.
The alternative pick would be Legia to win to nil at 11/10.