Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Legia and Qarabag, the two teams from the Champions path, take on each other in the Europa League playoffs on Thursday evening. Legia faced no difficulties in a 2-0 win over Drita, but beating the Azerbaijan champions is easier said than done. Poland international Pawel Wszolek, who played for Queens Park Rangers in the past, will be the man to keep an eye on in the home team.
Qarabag, on the other hand, head into the match following the Champions League defeat to Molde. The Azeri suffered elimination in the qualifiers for the elite competition on penalties, but their display in the loss to Molde was anything but poor. Legia and Qarabag seem to be evenly matched ahead of the Europa League playoffs, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. This will be their first encounter in European competitions.
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.