Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Bodo will be aiming to make a miracle in Warsaw when they face Legia in the Champions League first qualifying round, return leg. The Norwegian champions need to overcome a one-goal deficit (2-3) in Wednesday’s showdown, but beating Legia in Poland is easier said than done. It has to be noted that Bodo were not in action in the Eliteserien at the weekend due to their participation in the qualifiers for the elite competition.
Midfielder Morten Agnes Konradsen is banned for the visitors. Anyhow, Bodo are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Legia, on the other hand, are on a quest to defend their slim lead in front of home fans. Considering that new signing Emreli looks unstoppable at the moment, both teams to score betting option should be considered. All Boniface, Solbakken, and Sorli remain on the sidelines with injuries for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Bartosz Kapustka ):
Bartosz Kapustka is a Poland international who plays for Freiburg on loan in Bundesliga. Kapustka was born in Tarnow (Poland) on December 23, 1996 and he began his youth career for his hometown club Tarnovia Tarnow. In 2012 he joined Cracovia football academy and he continued playing for the club at senior level.
After scoring six goals in 60 appearances for Cracovia Bartosz Kapustka joined Premier League club Leicester City in the summer of 2016 for a fee of £7.5m. The Polish winger signed a five-year deal with the club and he made his debut for the Foxes in a FA cup win over Everton on January 7, 2017.
Kapustka did not see any game action for Leicester City in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign and that is the main reason why he decided to sign a loan deal with Bundesliga side Freiburg on July 14, 2017. The 179-cm-tall footballer made his debut for Poland national team in a game against Gibraltar, coming as a substitute for Kuba Blaszczykowski.
Highlighted Team (Legia):
Legia is a football club based in Warsaw and it is one of the most successful sides in Polish history. The Militarians – as they are commonly referred to in Poland – have won 11 Ekstraklasa Championship title, while they also hold the record-18 Polish Cup trophies and four Polish SuperCup matches.
Founded as the main official football club of the Polish Army, Legia Warsaw are playing theirhome matches at the Polish Army Stadium which can accommodate 31,000 people. Legia have endured mixed fortunes at the international scene with the Polish giants regularly participating in Europa League, with four group inclusions over the last six years. The Militarians headed into the 2016-17 season feeling buoyed and motivated having succeeded in ending the 20-year Champions League wait, becoming the first Polish team to take part in Europe’s elite competition over the last two decades.
The 3-1 aggregate playoff victory over Irish Dundalk earned them a place in the final showpiece with Legia being thrown into a heavy mix with the likes of Sporting CP, Borussia Dortmund and European champions Real Madrid.