Stadium: Polish Army (Warsaw)
Legia defeated Spartak 1-0 in the opening round of the current Europa League fixture. Will the Muscovites be able to exact revenge and qualify for the tournament’s spring edition? We predict that the Red and Whites will win this time!Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Legia come into the final round of the Europa League in last place in Group C, but they still have a chance of qualifying for the spring round of the tournament, as they are only two points away from first place. After a good start, which saw the Poles take turns beating Spartak and Leicester 1-0, they have now suffered three defeats in a row, with a combined score of 2-10. In the domestic league, things are much worse, with the Army Men currently sitting in 16th place in the standings, suffering eight defeats and one win in their last nine games. Legia are far from their optimum form at the moment.
Spartak’s play in the Russian league also reveals some serious problems. Last weekend, the Red and Whites picked up their first win in two months, beating Akhmat 2-1. That was good enough for the Moscovites to move up to ninth in the table. But in the Europa League, the Russian outfit looks very decent. Yes, in the first round they suffered another embarrassment when they lost on the home field to Legia 0-1, but then followed two victories over Napoli 3-2 and 2-1, a brilliant battle at home against Leicester 3-4, and the away game with the English team ended in a 1-1 draw. So, Spartak are now in second place in Group C.
Expert Betting Tips
Legia and Spartak approach their encounter in completely different forms. Suppose the Poles are falling in the local championship, losing three games in a row in the Europa League. In that case, the Muscovites could finally win the Russian championship, and they reached second place in the European Cup, having a real chance of making the playoffs. To do that, the Red and Whites must win in Warsaw, which looks like an easy task for them, considering the current condition of the Army Men. Therefore, a bet on Spartak’s victory at odds of about 2.45 suggests itself.
Legia and Spartak remain direct competitors for the playoffs by the sixth leg of the Europa League group stage. Just two points separate the opponents, so don’t expect a bright and open game from them, although almost all the matches in this quartet proved to be rich in goals and emotion. Moreover, the most disappointing encounter in Group C saw the Russians and the Poles lose on home soil, with the Red and Whites conceding 0-1. Now, the teams will be just as cautious and try to pick up the important points, so Total Under 2.5 goals for 1.99 might be the best option.
Spartak have serious problems with their attack on the eve of the final match in the Europa League group stage. Jordan Larsson has health problems, and Aleksandr Sobolev will miss the meeting due to excessive yellow cards. In such a situation, you need to rely on the support of other players, especially Quincy Promes, who stands out against the general background. Yes, there is no trace of his former performance. Still, he is the Red and Whites’ second top scorer in the Europa League, having scored two goals, and in the last round of the Russian league, he netted against Akhmat in the penalty shoot-out, which should give him confidence in his abilities. We can bet on Quincy Promes’ goal for 2.62.