Match: Legia Warszawa – Zrinjski (Champions League) Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Tuesday, 19 July, 2016
Start time: 19:45 UK
In the second leg of the second qualifying round of the Champions League, the Polish Legia hosts Bosnian Zrinjski Mostar.
Last season, with Stanislav Cherchesov as head coach, Legia managed to make a golden double, but he doesn’t negotiate for а new contract and leave. Besnik Hasi from Anderlecht was appointed as the new coach this summer. Now, Legia have a chance to qualify for the group stage in the Champions League. This weekend they started the Polish championship with a draw against Jagiellonia (1:1) at home.
Zrinjski is the four-time champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina. All titles the team won in the 21st century. Unlike Legia, Zrinjski has not started the championship yet, that may give a slight advantage in freshness before the second leg. Before the first meeting, many thought back then Zrinjski will capitulate and lose any chance to qualify, but they remained in the game.
The team of Legia is better than that of Zrinjski Mostar and could win in Bosnia, but dropped its advance. In the upcoming game, the host team will have a strong support of local fans. I expect a home win with a handicap (-1.5).
Tip: Legia to win -1.5 asian handicap @ 2.10 with Bet365