Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Wisla Krakow
Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Date: 7 April 2018
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
Sandecja Nowy Sacz took advantage of Gornik Zabrze’s ridiculous defensive attitude and earned a 2-2 draw away from home last weekend. Not that it changed much in the table, they remained last, they will finish last no matter what happens in this match, but… even a point is something, ahead of the “relegation round”. Plus, it’s a morale boost, a positive result away from home against a team sitting fourth in the table. Sandecja had four wins in their first nine Ekstraklasa matches early in the season, and haven’t won a single game since that. Yes, 20 game weeks without a single victory, and, another interesting detail, is that they have kept a clean sheet just twice in their last 20 matches. They will need to look VERY improved in the “relegation round” to leave not just one, but TWO teams below them in the final table.
Three wins in a row, including a huge one at Legia Warsaw, had… opened Wisla Krakow’s appetite, but that 1-3 defeat at home to Lech Poznan last weekend sort of… landed them, “reminding” them of all their weaknesses against teams that are… cynical enough to neutralize them, and strike on counterattacks. Wisla took the lead thanks to a brilliant Carlos López free-kick, but a penalty late in the first half sent them to the dressing room level 1-1. The… shocking part of their performance was how they looked in the second half. They created zero, ZERO chances, while Lech not only scored twice more, but missed two-three other glorious chances to extend their lead. Mind you, Wisla are not safe yet in the top 8. They are 7th, but if they lose this game, and Arka Gdynia beat Lechia Gdansk, they will finish level on points, and it’s Arka who have the advantage. There is 8th-placed Zaglebie as well, of course. If all three finish level (Wisla defeat, Arka win, Zaglebie draw), it’s Wisla who will be left 9th. Bottom line, Wisla need at least a point in this match to not depend on others.
Previous five matches:
Gornik Zabrze vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz 2-2
Cracovia Krakow vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz 2-1
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Piast Gliwice 0-3
Slask Wroclaw vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz 0-0
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Zaglebie Lubin 0-1
Wisla Krakow vs Lech Poznan 1-3
Legia Warsaw vs Wisla Krakow 0-2
Wisla Krakow vs Slask Wroclaw 3-1
Jagiellonia Bialystok vs Wisla Krakow 2-0
Wisla Krakow vs Korona Kielce 1-1
Both teams’ next game will be determined after this final game week of the Ekstraklasa regular season.
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Wisla Krakow: Head to head Stats
Wisla beat Sandecja 3-0 in Krakow in the first round, this season, and that’s their only recent game against each other.
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Wisla Krakow: Prediction
Wisla Krakow are considered rather clear favourites to win the game, but I don’t trust them.
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Wisla Krakow: Betting Tips
Sandecja’s double chance is at 1.70 betting odds, and that’s my first choice. “Yes” on “both teams to score” is at 1.75, and pushing it a bit, “over 2.5 goals” promises a decent 1.91.
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