Lech Poznan vs FC Utrecht
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Stadion Miejski (Poznan).
Everything is left to play for when Lech Poznan and FC Utrecht meet for the second leg of the Europa League qualifiers. The first leg clash at Utrecht ended in a goal-less draw, with both teams making little attempt to play the ball forward.
Lech Poznan boast of a strong record in the home legs of the qualifiers. They are unbeaten in the last 10 matches with 9 wins to their name.
On the other hand, Utrecht managed just 1 win for their last 16 away games in Europa League and UEFA Cup games combined. We have already seen their struggles in away games this season, when they struggled to break down a lowly Valletta in the second round of the qualifiers.
Lech defeated Macedonian outfit Pelister and Norwegian club Haugesund in the previous two rounds. The home fixtures were won comfortably on 4-0 and 2-0 margins respectively.
Utrecht have been a tad underwhelming the previous round. Their were held to a goal-less draw by Valletta away at Malta, but bounced back with a 3-1 win on their own turf.
Lech Poznan vs FC Utrecht: Head-to-head
The first leg clash is the lone meeting between the two sides.
Lech Poznan’s one previous meeting with a Dutch club ended in a victory, 1-0 against Feyenoord in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage.
Utrect’s previous Polish opponent was Legia Warsaw, which ended in a humbling 2-7 defeat; 1-3 at home and 1-4 in Poland.
Lech Poznan vs FC Utrecht: Prediction
The Poles have a definite advantage in the second leg sitting on a strong home record in this phase of the competitions. Utrect’s away record in the competition is totally opposite and we don’t expect a change to this.
Lech Poznan vs FC Utrecht: Bet Tips
FT – Lech to win for 1.91 odds with Betway.
Over 2.5 FT goals for 2.10 odds.