Cork City vs Legia Warszawa Today’s Soccer Prediction
In the shadow of the evening’s World Cup semi-finals between France and Belgium, qualifying for the Champions League is played on a sold-out Turners Cross in southern Ireland. Here the home team from Cork will try to get a good starting point for the return match in Poland next week.
Cork comes to the game with a few less good results in the luggage, which has pushed them down to 2nd place in the best Irish row. Lastly they had to finish 0-0 against Shamrock after losing 1-2 to title challengers Dundalk. Against Shamrock, Cork had to win and should have won, but when Kieran Sadiker’s penalty shootout is rescued by only 16-year-old Gavin Bazunu in Shamrock’s goals, the margins are not on your side.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Cork City vs Legia Warszawa
Doubtful: Garry Buckley (midfield / fast), Mark McNulty (goalkeeper / fast), Colm Horgan (defender / fast), Alan Bennett (midfield / fast), Graham Cummins (attack / fast), Stevie Beattie (defense / reserve).
All of the remaining players are described as “get hit” and will be tested before the match starts. 5 out of 6 played in the last match against Shamrock, and if all is as usual when the Irish team reports squad, they will also play this match.Legia Warszawa has not yet started in the season, which means that they have “only” played training matches where the intensity can not be expected to be the same as they will be more than anything else in play than in the surroundings. The opponents, with the exception of Viitorul from Romania, have been from the lower Polish rows. If you ignore the latest battle against Radomiak Radom (0-0), all showdowns have been extremely target-rich and it is worth noting that Legia Warszawa has failed to keep the goal clean.
Damaged: Krzysztof Mączyński (midfield / solid)
I do not know anything about Polish football, but I do not doubt that a single injury to a championship will not have a big impact on their chance.
There is no doubt that Legia Watszawa is favorites to win over 2 matches. However, I disagree that they will have the next 2/3 chance to win away from one of the top two Irish teams, who are in full swing with the season. Although the surroundings may not be scary at a Polish championship, the small 7500 spectators will give the home team a big backing. At least enough to avoid a defeat of 0-3 that Mariehamn ran into at home last year against Legia Warszawa in the match.I estimate that Cork has almost 50% chance of not losing this showdown. It is always difficult to put 2 teams from different leagues (especially unknown leagues) against each other in a chance assessment, but I would like the bookmakers to be equally legitimate optimistic on behalf of Polish masters.
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