Our prediction for this Europa League match:
There will be fireworks when Legia and Slavia Prague go head to head at Stadion Wojska Polskiego in the Europa League playoffs, return leg. The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in Czech Republic, but it has to be noted that Slavia Prague failed to turn their dominance into victory. The Red and Whites impressed in a 4-0 win over Ostrava at the weekend, and even though Nigeria international Peter Olayinka remains in the recovery room, we are tempted to put our money on the away team.
The Poles, on the other hand, were not in action at the weekend as their clash with Termalica was postponed. Anyhow, Slavia Prague are more of a team than Legia, and we predict that the Czechs are going to book their place in the Europa League group stages. A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Mahir Emreli, who found the net in the first leg.
Highlighted Player (Bartosz Kapustka ):
Bartosz Kapustka is a Poland international who plays for Freiburg on loan in Bundesliga. Kapustka was born in Tarnow (Poland) on December 23, 1996 and he began his youth career for his hometown club Tarnovia Tarnow. In 2012 he joined Cracovia football academy and he continued playing for the club at senior level.
After scoring six goals in 60 appearances for Cracovia Bartosz Kapustka joined Premier League club Leicester City in the summer of 2016 for a fee of £7.5m. The Polish winger signed a five-year deal with the club and he made his debut for the Foxes in a FA cup win over Everton on January 7, 2017.
Kapustka did not see any game action for Leicester City in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign and that is the main reason why he decided to sign a loan deal with Bundesliga side Freiburg on July 14, 2017. The 179-cm-tall footballer made his debut for Poland national team in a game against Gibraltar, coming as a substitute for Kuba Blaszczykowski.
Highlighted Team (Slavia Prague):
Slavia Prague is considered one of the most famous teams in Czech Republic. The Cervenobili won the Czechoslovak First League on 13 occasions and they lifted their fourth Czech First League in 2017. Despite winning the domestic trophy in the 2016/2017 season, Slavia Prague eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League group stages as they were beaten by APOEL of Cyprus in the play-offs. Sparta Prague are regarded as Slavia’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Prague derby.
The club was founded on November 2, 1892 and it has to be noted that the club was initially focused on cycling. In March 1896 Slavia Prague recorded their first ever victory, with the team beating AC Prague 5-0. The Cervenobili play their home games at Eden Arena and the capacity of the venue is 19.084 (football). Slavia Prague are well known for their red and white shirts and white shorts.