Place: Poland. Warsaw. Polish Army stadium.
Date: on the 24th of July, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: UEFA Champions League. 2nd qualification round.
Legia (the head coach Dean Klafurić)
The rival of the Polish grandee in the first qualification round of the Champions league was the Irish club Cork City that has very strongly disappointed the fans. In July, at the beginning of new qualification round of European club championship the game of the team of John Caulfield has experienced a considerable recession. And therefore Polish Legia which didn’t have due game practice in two last matches has scored four unanswered goals into the gate of the rival that was so terrible until recently.
We will remind you that in the first match on home arena of Cork City the team of Dean Klafurić has won with the minimum score (0:1). But during the return leg in Warsaw the advantage of the champion of Poland was overwhelming and has resulted in three scored goals. Guinean José Kanté, Serbian Miroslav Radović and Spaniard Carlitos (3:0) became the authors of these goals. Today Legia is one of the most international clubs of qualification stage of the Champions League. For example, during return game with Cork City seven legionaries were playing as a part of the hosts’ team.
Spartak Trnava (the head coach Radoslav Látal)
The new champion of Slovakia – Spartak Trnava will be the next rival of Legia. Of course, now it is possible to say that this time the team of Dean Klafurić was luckier.
In the previous first round of qualification the champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski, that is, the club which was in absolutely equal conditions of total absence of game practice with Spartak Trnava was the rival of the team of Radoslav Látal. And therefore in this two-matches battle there was very persistent fight with the final minimum advantage of the Red and Whites – 2:1 (1:0 and 1:1).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Legia vs Spartak Trnava
There is one very interesting factor in the forthcoming second round of qualification of the Champions League. Most of the initial favorites of this stage of the tournament are spending their first matches on native arenas. These are Ajax, Celtic, BATE, Legia, Crvena zvezda, Dinamo Zagreb, Ludogorets. Of course, in the forthcoming match on home arena the champion of Poland is considered to be the pronounced favorite: Legia – 1.44, Spartak Trnava – 7.7.
Let us um up! In this pair of the playoffs we have received the meeting of teams which are now in absolutely equal conditions as they have practically simultaneously, on the 21st of July, played the first calendar matches in national leagues. But, Legia is considerably higher that the champion of Slovakia if we compare their game level.