From what I’ve seen from this Sheriff side, they don’t impress me much to be honest.
Sheriff: I see this team as a weak one without many solutions. Sure, they dominate Moldavian football but we all know that is a weak league.
Sheriff has played in the previous round of the Champions League’s qualification stage but they were knocked out to this Europa League by Qarabag.
On this play-off round, they surprised everyone by drawing in Poland against Legia, which was a real upset.
Legia even scored late, around the 76th minute but on an organized attack, the Moldovans were able to tie the match, which gives them the advantage going into this 2nd leg, although very slightly.
I should also mention that in their away leg against Qarabag they were also able to get the draw in Azerbaijan, but then eventually lost in the 2nd leg at home and got knocked out.
Legia Warsaw: The Poles have played in the Champions League, where they were even placed in the same group as Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Sporting.
They were even responsible for knocking out Sporting from European competitions and taking their spot in the Europa League.
This season however, they didn’t have a good start: the team hasn’t played well and they are yet to find their usual rhythm.
They were eliminated from the previous Champions League’s qualification round by Astana, since their 1-0 win at home was insufficient after their 3-1 loss in Kazakhstan.
They are the only Polish team still present on the European competitions and they are looking to advance to the Europa League’s group stage. However, they don’t have an easy task in hands, after having tied 1-1 at home in the 1st leg.
That might be a prejudicial result for them, that could compromise their objective. Still, they arrive here after a 1-0 win in the Polish League, away at Wisla Plock, so they have some confidence going into this match.
Sheriff vs Legia Warsaw Betting Tip:
This match should be balanced and despite Legia’s favouritism, things can get complicated now, since the Poles have conceded a draw with goals at home and their offensive ability isn’t very impressive, especially away from home.
I expect a close match, possibly with Legia trying to take control of the match, but struggling to get past Sheriff’s defensive line and the goalless draw prevailing in the first 45 minutes.
We have a match and a play-off to be decided then in the 2nd half, where both teams should risk a bit more, especially Legia.
The odds are good for not having any goal in the 1st half, and I think that is very likely to happen.
|Pick: Under 0.5 Goals – 1st half||