KS Lechia Gdansk
16:00 GMT 04 June 2017
As the Ekstraklasa goes into its Championship round after the end of the regular season, Lechia Gdansk make the trip to the capital to face Legia at the Polish Army Stadium. Legia are slowly starting to pull away at the top of the table but the gap between 1st and 4th is only two points as Lechia are currently in 4th and a win over Legia with the other results going their way could see them go the table’s pinnacle.
Legia have dominated the last 5 meetings between the two sides as they’ve managed 3 wins while only losing 1. The last meeting between them ended with Legia winning 3-1 back in March. The games are often quite fiery as in three of the last four fixtures there has been a red card; all three of these red cards have been for Legia.
It’s vital that Legia win this game to make sure they can stay top of the table and they’ll want to give their fans a good showing at the same time. They’ve got a perfect chance to open up an even bigger gap at the top against Lechia. Michal Kucharczyk will miss the game through a knee injury he picked up a few weeks ago but they should have enough strength-in-depth to fill the gap.
Latest matches: Legia Warsaw
|28.05.2017||Ekst||Korona Kielce SA||Legia Warsaw||0:1||W|
|21.05.2017||Ekst||Jagiellonia Bialystok||Legia Warsaw||0:0||D|
|17.05.2017||Ekst||Legia Warsaw||KKS Lech Poznan||2:0||W|
|14.05.2017||Ekst||Legia Warsaw||Termalica Bruk-Bet Nieciecza||6:0||W|
|07.05.2017||Ekst||MKS Pogon Szczecin||Legia Warsaw||0:2||W|
Lechia need a win to keep pressure on the teams above but they’ll have to bring their best if they want to come away with all 3 points. They’ve got a fully available squad for the game which gives them the best chance of beating Legia. They’re known for the passion and work rate instead of sheer quality but they’ll need a good mix of both to win the game.
Latest matches: KS Lechia Gdansk
|28.05.2017||Ekst||KS Lechia Gdansk||MKS Pogon Szczecin||4:0||W|
|21.05.2017||Ekst||KKS Lech Poznan||KS Lechia Gdansk||0:0||D|
|17.05.2017||Ekst||KS Lechia Gdansk||Jagiellonia Bialystok||4:0||W|
|14.05.2017||Ekst||KS Lechia Gdansk||Korona Kielce SA||0:0||D|
|06.05.2017||Ekst||Wisla Krakow SA||KS Lechia Gdansk||0:1||W|
Legia are the favourites going into this match especially with home advantage as well as a great run of form in recent weeks. But Lechia are also on a good run of form after a 4-0 destruction last week and they’ll come into game knowing they’ve got nothing to lose. A Legia win is expected but Lechia won’t lie down easily so it could be a high scoring game.
04 June 2017 - 16:00 GMT
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