Lechia Gdansk vs Nieciecza
Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Date: 27 February 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
From bad to worse. Or, maybe, from worse to worst… A week after losing 2-0 at home to bottom-of-the-table Piast Gliwice (a game in which at least they were “just” 1-0 down until added time, and had the excuse of playing with a man less since the 70th minute), Lechia visited Jagiellonia Bialystok and “allowed” a usually uninspiring team to… throw a party. Marco Paixão put Lechia in front in the 26th minute, but they were 2-1 down by halftime, and just a few minutes into the second half the game was practically over, after Jagiellonia’s third goal. Lechia conceded again, having allowed the hosts more chances. All in all, it was a performance that underlined once again Lechia’s huge defensive problems. You may be thinking, “they were playing against one of the top teams in the table”, yes, definitely, but a team (Jagiellonia) who are that high in the table without having impressed offensively, excluding only a couple of games. Lechia are 12th, just three points above bottom-of-the-table Sandecja.
Nieciecza had lost their two previous 2018 Ekstraklasa matches by a total score of 0-6 before hosting Sandecja Nowy Sacz last weekend, they were by far the worst-performing team after the restart of the season, but somehow managed to beat Sandecja 1-0, thanks to an own-goal in the 80th minute. Truth is, they looked better than Sandecja, as if they wanted the win more than them, and as it often happens in football, the one who goes for it, gets rewarded, no matter how that happens (a weird own-goal late in the game). This win pushed Nieciecza 14th in the table. No team have scored less than them, only Lechia have conceded more than them (one goal more), so it’s no wonder they are that low in the table.
Previous five matches:
Jagiellonia Bialystok vs Lechia Gdansk 4-1
Lechia Gdansk vs Piast Gliwice 0-2
Lechia Gdansk vs Wisla Krakow 1-1
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Lechia Gdansk 2-2
Lechia Gdansk vs Pogon Szczecin 1-3
Nieciecza vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz 1-0
Gornik Zabrze vs Nieciecza 3-0
Nieciecza vs Korona Kielce 0-3
Lech Poznan vs Nieciecza 3-1
Nieciecza vs Slask Wroclaw 2-1
Lechia’s next game is on Friday at Zaglebie Lubin. Same day, Nieciecza will be hosting Wisla Plock (both Poland Ekstraklasa matches).
Lechia Gdansk vs Nieciecza: Head to head Stats
One win for Lechia, one for Nieciecza, and a draw, in the last two years in Gdansk. Only Nieciecza’s win (1-2) went over 2.5 goals.
Lechia Gdansk vs Nieciecza: Prediction
The teams with the two worst defending records meet in this match, so we can expect some poor defending, allowing at least three goals.
Lechia Gdansk vs Nieciecza: Betting Tips
If Lechia don’t bounce back in this match, at home, against this team, I don’t know when, where, and against whom they will bounce back… Their win is at 1.72 betting odds. “Over 2.5 goals” pays 1.95. Those two combined, offer a very good 2.87, suiting my 2-1 or 3-1 hunch.
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