Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Thursday’s football game at Stadion Wojska Polskiego pits together Legia and Zrinjski, the two teams who are vying for a spot in the Conference League knockout stages. Legia did well to beat Zrinjski in Mostar in the last group game and, as a result, the bookies see them as hot favourites to win the reverse fixture. Both Bartosz Kapustka and Ramil Mustafaev remain in the recovery room, while this game comes too early for teenage midfielder Filip Rejczyk.
The Bosnians, on the other hand, are not regarded as good travellers and given their shaky defence, home win should definitely be considered. As for the visiting side, defender Marin Magdic continues to miss out with a long-term injury. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the visiting team will be experienced forward Nemanja Bilbija, who has already netted eight goals in the national championship this term.
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.