Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Trnava and Lech Poznan face each other at City Arena Trnava in what is expected to be an entertaining Conference League qualifier. The Red and Blacks aim to overcome a one-goal deficit on home soil, but given their slow start to the season, we are not tempted to put our money on the underdogs this time out. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of Thursday’s encounter.
Karol Klimczak’s troops, on the other hand, are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the return leg in order to defend their slim lead. Lech Poznan are more of a team than Trnava, but the visitors should be happy with the share of spoils this time out. A man to watch in the visiting team will be fit-again midfielder Filip Marchwinski, who managed to find the net in the first leg, while providing an assist for Kristoffer Velde.
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.