2014-15 Europa League Match Preview: Trabzonspor vs. Legia Warszawa

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Updated: September 30, 2014
Legia Warszawa

Match Date: 02 October 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadyumu

(Featured image: Legia Warszawa | Source: dziennik.pl)

 

In their respective domestic leagues, Trabzonspor and Legia Warszawa perform on quite opposite directions. In the Europa League, however, they both had brilliant Group stage debuts in the new season of the tournament.

 

Trabzonspor

Although unbeaten in seven consecutive matches in all competitions, Trabzonspor are not making any significant impact on the Turkish Super Lig. The side are currently placed in the league table’s bottom half based on four appearances. This is due to their match results having all ended in draws, thereby making them only three points adrift of the bottom. In the UEFA tournament, however, they earned all the marbles from Metalist to kick off their Group stage campaign with a stunning result. Although they conceded one goal, efforts by Constant and Papadopoulos were good enough to dominate the scoring.

 

Legia Warszawa

The undisputed leaders in the Polish Ekstraklasa, Legia Warszawa remain as favorites to win the domestic title. And with their very successful debut in the Europa League group stage, there is a untapped potential for them to emerge as surprise victors in the tournament. The squad trounced Lokeren in a clean sheet, with Radovic’s second half effort being the only goal scored in the brawl. This helped them rank in the top half of the group table and are among the clubs in the competition to render their rivals goalless.

 

Europa League betting tip: Trabzonspor and Legia Warszawa will each drop two points.