Match date: Thursday, 5 November 2020

Football - Europa League

Venue: Stadion Miejski

Lech Poznan

Lech Poznan suffered their second defeat in the group stage of the Europa League last Thursday evening against Rangers, with a 1:0 result, playing as a visiting team.

They entered the match seemingly unsecured, especially their offensive line, which was unable to create a decent chance during the entire encounter. The hosts didn't look well, but they were able to be effective once in the 68th over Morelos and took this narrow victory with a minimal result.

Lech was also convincingly defeated in their opening match against Benfica with 2:4 at home, and are now in a very unpleasant situation, having the imperative in taking points in the upcoming clash against Standard.

Standard Liege

Standard is also having difficulties in Europa League, as they have two consecutive defeats in the group stage. In their opening match against Rangers at home, they come with a 0:2 loss, and in their last encounter on the road with Benfica, convincingly lost 0:3.

They were completely outplayed in Portugal, being in a passive position during the entire game. The visitors managed to keep their sheet clean during the first part, despite numerous attacks by the hosts, but their defense crumbled in the second when they conceded three goals, two of which were from the penalties, leaving with their heads down out of this, more or less, one-sided clash.

Like their opponent, they are yet to take their first points in this campaign, which can lead us to the conclusion that this clash is going to be an open one.

Probably an open game

If any of the teams is to be more competitive in their race for the second position, they will need to approach this clash openly and well, seeking a three-pointer in this one. Having that in mind, it's really difficult to see a passive game and it should result in both teams scoring at least once.

Lech might be a slight favorite, however, Standard definitely knows that they can't stay passive and wait for something to happen and it should something that can spice up the game.

Lech Poznan vs Standard Liege betting tips

Both teams to score @ 1.78

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