Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Lech Poznan and Djurgarden face each other at Stadion Miejski in the Conference League last 16, first leg. Lech Poznan did well to eliminate Norwegian side Bodo in the previous round, and they are surely capable of matching the fellow Scandinavians in front of home fans. Anyhow, their display in a 5-0 crushing of Lechia is giving fans a reason for optimism. The good news for the hosts is that midfielder Radoslaw Murawski is back from suspension.
Djurgarden, on the other hand, have been producing fine displays in the Swedish Cup of late, but Lech will pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. Since the Poles have turned their Stadion Miejski into a real fortress, we do not believe that Thomas Olof Lagerlof’s men are going to grab something from the match. This will be the first meeting between the two sides in European competitions.
Highlighted Team (Lech Poznan):
Founded on March 19, 1922, Lech Poznan are a Polish club that compete in Ekstraklasa. The Kolejorz (the Railwayman) made their debut in the Polish elite division in 1948, with the team recording a 4-3 win over Widzew Lodz.
Lech play home matches in blue jerseys and white shorts, while white is the dominant colour of their away kit. Stadion Miejski is the club’s home ground. Opened on August 23, 1980, the venue can hold up to 43,269 spectators. Lech Poznan won their first domestic championship in the 1982/83 season, with the team defending the trophy the following season. In the 2014/15 Lech clinched their last (seventh) league title.
The Kolejorz made their debut in the Champions League (former European Cup) in the 1983/84 season, with the team suffering elimination to Athletic Bilbao (2-4 on agg). Legia Warsaw are regarded as the club’s biggest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Derby of Poland.