Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Lech Poznan and Standard Liege go head to head at Stadion Miejski in the Europa League group stages round 3. Lech Poznan kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 4-2 loss to Benfica, and, to make things even worse for the fans, they suffered a 1-0 loss to Rangers in their second group game. The hosts are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Standard, but they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course.
The Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions of late, and seeing that several first-team regulars have been tested positive for coronavirus, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Lech Poznan. The Polish outfit did suffer the loss at Ibrox Stadium, but their display in the loss to Rangers was anything but poor. That is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Rogne):
Thomas Rogne is a Norwegian footballer who plays for Polish club Lech Poznan as a centre-back. The experienced defender spent his youth career at Norwegian clubs Lommedalen and Stabaek, and he continue wearing the blue shirt at senior level.
Rogne then joined Scottish giants Celtic in the winter of 2020, signing a three and a half-year contract with the club. The Norwegian footballer scored two goals in 50 appearances in the Scotland Premiership for the Hoops. Before moving to Lech Poznan in 2018, the towering defender (193 cm) played for the likes of Wigan Athletic, and IFK Goteborg as well.
Thomas Rogne made his Norway debut on February 29, 2012 in a friendly match against Northern Ireland. The Norwegians won the game by three goals to nil, with Rogne playing all 90 minutes. The Lech Poznan defender wears the No. 4 jersey at the Polish club and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (St Liege):
Standard are a Belgian football club based in Liege. The club was founded back in 1898 and 11 years later they joined Belgian First League. Les Rouches (the Reds) immediately dropped to the lower leagues, but in 1921 they returned to the Belgian top flight. Standard won their first Belgian League trophy in 1958, but you should have in mind that they were level on points with second-placed Royal Antwerp.
In 2009 the Reds clinched their tenth domestic title, beating Anderlecht in the title game. Talented midfielder Axel Witsel scored the winner for Standard in the 1-0 triumph over their bitter rivals. Standard play their home games at Stade Maurice Dufrasne, the venue that was opened in 1909. The capacity of the stadium is 30 023.
Maurice Dufrasne was the club’s chairman from 1909 until 1931. Speaking of the club’s European success, Standard participated in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1982, losing to La Liga giants Barcelona in the title game.