Slask Wroclaw vs Legia Warsaw
Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Date: 9 September 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
At a loss for words… Honestly, I don’t know what to write about the referee’s decision to award Slask Wroclaw with a penalty in the dying minutes of their last match, at home, against Cracovia Krakow. A Slask player went down right on the edge of the box, the referee whistled giving a foul, he headed towards the TV screen on the sidelines (the newly-introduced VAR system is being tested in Poland in selected games every weekend), I was sure he would take his decision back because the Cracovia player had not even touched his opponent, but the referee went a – huge – step further and showed the penalty spot(!!!!!). It really makes you wonder how F O U R people (including the referees in the special booth) failed to see the OBVIOUS, that the Cracovia player did not even touch his opponent, it was pure simulation. Beats me… On August 30, Slask signed (on a free transfer) 30-year-old central midfielder Kamil Vacek, a Czech who spent last season at Maccabi Haifa.
Three days after having their hearts broken by Sheriff Tiraspol (by their own selves, actually), missing out on the opportunity to play Europa League group stage football this season, Legia Warsaw hosted Zaglebie Lubin and beat them 2-1, in a game that its final score is super-super flattering to Legia. Simply put, Zaglebie deserved at least a draw, having more and bigger chances to score. Unlike in the case of Slask Wroclaw vs Cracovia Krakow, the VAR system was used correctly in the Warsaw game, and the referee awarded Zaglebie with a penalty in the dying minutes of the match. The only positive than can come out of not having international obligations, is that Legia will have to focus on the Ekstraklasa, maximizing their chances of retaining their title. They are third in the table, just one point behind co-leaders Lech Poznan and Zaglebie.
Previous five matches:
Slask Wroclaw vs Cracovia Krakow 2-1
Jagiellonia Bialystok vs Slask Wroclaw 1-1
Slask Wroclaw vs Termalica BB Nieciecza 1-1
Arka Gdynia vs Slask Wroclaw 4-2
Piast Gliwice vs Slask Wroclaw 1-1
Legia vs Zaglebie Lubin 2-1
Sheriff Tiraspol vs Legia 0-0
Wisla Plock vs Legia 0-1
Legia vs Sheriff Tiraspol 1-1
Legia vs Piast Gliwice 3-1
Slask’s next game is at Gornik Zabrze, next Saturday. A day later, Legia will be hosting Cracovia Krakow.
Slask Wroclaw vs Legia Warsaw: Head to head Stats
Three (big) wins for Legia, and two draws (1-1, both times) in the last five games between these two in Wroclaw. Legia won 3-1 twice, and 4-1 once.
Slask Wroclaw vs Legia Warsaw: Prediction
Slask have remained undefeated in their last five Ekstraklasa matches (two wins, three draws), but I’m not convinced. As I have been writing since the start of the season, Legia have by far the best roster in the championship, and after a much-needed break, I’m confident they will look good enough to win the game.
Slask Wroclaw vs Legia Warsaw: Betting Tips
Legia’s win is at 2.00. Make it “Legia and over 2.5 combined goals” and you can hope for 3.00.
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