Atromitos vs Legia Warsaw for the Europa League qualification match on Wednesday at Peristeri Stadium.
Atromitos goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri was the hero of the first match between these two teams when he managed to make fourteen saves in a goalless draw in Warsaw. Now at Peristeriou stadium things may be different, but I predict it will be a very complicated game for the Greeks.
The team played some reasonable matches in Europa League, and this has undoubtedly increased the confidence of the hosts. The team achieved an excellent first leg result given the circumstances of the game.
Atromitos have been betting all their weapons on the home factor, as when playing away they have been limited to playing defensively, and proof of that was their last game in Warsaw, with only three finishing opportunities. The team has been prepared exclusively for this competition as the Greek Championship only starts on 24th August.
Legia failed to take advantage of their dominance in the game with Atromitos in their home stadium, but given the power shown by the team in the first leg, it gives their fans a sense of optimism before their trip to Greece. In fact, the Polish do not lose in five games (three draws and two wins) but have scored few goals, which may worry their coach.
The Legia team will try to get the victory they did not achieve at home, and in my modest opinion are of sufficient quality to leave Greece with a positive result, and then move on to the next phase of the competition.
In the Polish league, the team has five points (one win and two draws), occupies the seventh position in the leaderboard. It’s five points below Slask, but this team has one more game.
Atromitos should present a little more offensive football in this match, but they will have to be very careful because if they concede a goal, everything can be broken. This way, due to the quality presented by the Polish in the first leg, my guess is in the outsider’s victory.