Legia Warsaw look to overturn a first leg deficit against FC Astana in the Champions League Third qualifying round. We preview the match and give some of the best betting tips and predictions below.
After a humbling 3-1 defeat in the first leg, Legia Warsaw will once again face off with FC Astana in the Champions League third qualifying round. We think that they should have the strength to ensure a more positive result this time around and are backing them at 4/5 to get the win. For our correct score tip we think that they will also be able to do the business and gain qualification with a little help from the away goals rule, a 2-0 home win should be priced at around 17/2 with most sites.
Last weeks defeat has not sat well in Warsaw but fortunately for the players they were able to make amends almost immediately, as they went on to record a 2-0 victory on home soil this weekend. Home soil has been a fairly comfortable hunting ground for the Poles and the fact that they are undefeated in their previous 13 outings there shows just how intimidating a place the Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego can be. They have also scored in each of their nine matches, which shows that they certainly have the goal scoring form to overturn the first leg deficit.
FC Astana are in excellent form and with eight wins and a draw coming from their last nine outings, they will be more than confident in their ability to qualify for the next round. The fact that 79% of their conceded goals have come away from home however shows that if there is any major vulnerabilities in the side’s defence, then this gets highlighted on their travels.