FCSB vs Legia Warsaw by Rostick
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Steaua Bucharest is currently the best team in Romania, they won the league without any problems last season and they continued their solid form this year, being undefeated so far in all competitions. Their strenght lies in coach Reghencampf, a talented manager who made this team play fast paced, direct football. But the problem with Steaua is that they did not meet any quality opponents. They are solid against weak teams, but have yet to prove themselves against tougher competition. Yes, they did reach the last 16 in Europa League last season, knocking out Ajax at penalties and winning at home against Chelsea (1-0), but at the same time they lost 1-5 against Stuttgart. Champions League is another thing, with other kind of motivation from opponents.
Steaua got to the playoff by knocking out Vardar Skophe (5-1 agg.) and Dinamo Tbilisi (3-1 agg.). Actually the poor georgian team posed some problems to Steaua, as they had a missed penalty at 0-0 at home and had good moments in the reverse leg.
Legia will be the toughest opponent Steaua meets in the last months. Legia is hands off the best team in Poland and, despite being rather dissapointing against Molde in the previous qualifying round (won at away goals), they are a solid team.
Steaua has big problems in attack, with only one valid striker for today, Pivoccari, who is not a great player by any means. Nikolic and Costea are unavailable (not great players, but they assured depth), offensive midfielder Chipciu is also out (long-term). These issues in offense will make it hard for them to score even if they manage to keep possesion and dominate the game.
Legia does not have big squad problems.
The romanians are overestimated today and odds on Legia +1 Asian Handicap are fantastic. Expect a close game which could go either way. Steaua has the first chance but is by no means a 1.60 favorite.
I`m looking for something like 1-1 here.
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