Our prediction for this Europa League match:
There will be fireworks when Atromitos and Legia Warsaw face each other at Stadio Peristeriou in the Europa League third qualifying round, return leg. Legia failed to turn their dominance into goals in the goalless draw with Atromitos at their Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa im. Marszalka Jozefa Pilsudskiego, but the fact that they were a much better side in the first leg is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the trip to Greece.
Atromitos goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri made no fewer than 14 saves in the goalless draw with Legia a week ago, but keeping yet another clean sheet in this double-header is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Stadio Peristeriou, but we predict that both teams are going to find the net this time out. Anyhow, Legia are closer to making it to the play-offs as they are more of a team than Atromitos.
Highlighted Player (Chris Philipps):
Born in Luxembourg City on March 8, 1994, Chris Philipps is a professional footballer who plays for Ligue 1 side Metz. Philipps made 39 appearances for Metz B before making his debut to the first team on May 23, 2013 in a 1-0 loss to Boulogne.
The Luxembourg international signed a loan deal with SC Preusen Munster in 2015 and it has to be noted that he played 25 games for the German side in the league. Chris Philipps made his debut for Luxembourg national football team on February 29, 2012 in a 2-1 win over Macedonia. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is used as a centre-back as well.
Chris Philipps, whose contract with Metz should expire in June 2018, made only 11 appearances for les Grenats in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign, but, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the French top flight.
Highlighted Team (Legia Warsaw):
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.