Lech Poznan vs Cracovia Krakow
Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Date: 10 December 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
They tried everything, long shots, driving into the box, crosses, absolutely everything, they had two attempts on the post, but… the ball would just not go in, which was actually great for me, and those of you who followed my “Piast double chance” (1.80) and “draw alone” (3.40) tips last weekend, when Lech Poznan visited Gliwice. Piast’s goalkeeper was chosen best GK of the week, which gives you a pretty clear idea who was the most important guy on the pitch. Lech looked absolutely dominant, but… that’s football, sometimes, the better team have to settle for the same… reward as the other team, a single point. Lech are fifth in the table, having won just one of their last seven(!) matches. They’ve lost just one, but… draws are not going to push them much higher (if at all) in the table…
Cracovia were considered slight favorites to beat Korona Kielce last Monday, which… was just beyond me, so I had no dilemma backing Korona to earn at least a draw. Yes, sure, Cracovia took the lead twice, but if you watched the game, you know that a rather average, just average Korona, had way more chances than the hosts, and should have scored more than twice, despite the fact that their coach “feared” the game in the last 20-25 minutes, avoiding strengthening his attack. Deep down, I feel Cracovia should be glad they avoided defeat last Monday, despite taking the lead twice. An interesting detail is that the team have shaped up recently, only after coach Probierz decided to start leaving on the bench two of his top, quality-wise, players, Zenjov and Michalik. Both are good players, but at Cracovia, since the start of the season, they simply… didn’t click with the team, didn’t manage to adapt, to make themselves useful. They still play, occasionally, but way less than before, and it works out, as Cracovia have lost just one of their last eight(!) matches (winning three).
Previous five matches:
Piast Gliwice vs Lech Poznan 0-0
Lech Poznan vs Wisla Plock 2-1
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Lech Poznan 0-0
Gornik Zabrze vs Lech Poznan 3-1
Lech Poznan vs Wisla Krakow 1-1
Cracovia Krakow vs Korona Kielce 2-2
Cracovia Krakow vs Lechia Gdansk 2-1
Piast Gliwice vs Cracovia Krakow 1-0
Zaglebie Lubin vs Cracovia Krakow 1-2
Cracovia Krakow vs Nieciecza 1-1
Lech’s next game is at Zaglebie Lubin on Wednesday. Same day, Cracovia will be hosting Wisla Krakow (both Poland Ekstraklasa matches).
Lech Poznan vs Cracovia Krakow: Head to head Stats
Three wins for Lech and two draws in the last five games between these two in Poznan. Three of those five matches (Lech’s victories) went over 2.5 goals.
Lech Poznan vs Cracovia Krakow: Prediction
The fans of the two teams are on fantastic terms, when these two play against each other you have visiting fans watching the game from the stand where normally only “ultras” of the host team are to be seen, but on the pitch, in this specific game, I strongly feel that Lech will look ruthless, beating Cracovia, by at least two goals.
Lech Poznan vs Cracovia Krakow: Betting Tips
A simple Lech win pays 1.55. Over 2,5 combined goals is at 1.85. These two put together, promise a satisfying 2.35.