Lechia Gdansk vs Slask Wroclaw
Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Date: 27 July 2018
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
Against Jagiellonia Bialystok last weekend, Lechia Gdansk got to benefit from… how “unfair” football can be. They had way-way less attempts than Jaga, just two shots on target, but one of those two went in early in the game (Flávio Paixão did what his brother – transferred to a Turkish club – did many times last season, scoring for Lechia), and the Gdansk side managed to hold on to that lead. In the 68th minute, Jagiellonia were reduced to 10 men, making Lechia’s mission to protect that 1-0 lead less hard. Lechia lost a player too (Slawomir Peszko), but only in added time. “Fair” or not, at the end of the day, Lechia left the home of the second-placed team in last season’s Ekstraklasa with all three points, an absolutely awesome start for them.
Slask Wroclaw beat Cracovia Krakow last weekend, 3-1, a score that feels like… a bit of an exaggeration, keeping in mind how the 90 minutes went. Slask had only 50% of ball possession, just two attempts more than Cracovia, slightly more on goal compared to their visitors, but Jakub Kosecki’s goal in the 89th minute drew a very different picture, turning the fragile (and more fair) 2-1 to a… triumph-ish 3-1. Great start for Slask, in front of their fans, three goals, a lot of passion shown by their players, so all in all, it was a good-good day for them.
Previous five matches:
Jagiellonia Bialystok vs Lechia Gdansk 0-1
Gryf Słupsk vs Lechia Gdansk 2-1
Lechia Gdansk vs Asteras Tripolis 0-1
Lechia Gdansk vs Podbrezová 3-0
Lechia Gdansk vs Pogon Szczecin 2-1
Slask Wroclaw vs Cracovia Krakow 3-1
Slovan Liberec vs Slask Wroclaw 1-1
Slask Wroclaw vs Opava 1-2
Piast Gliwice vs Slask Wroclaw 0-1
Arka Gdynia vs Slask Wroclaw 0-1
Lechia’s next game is at Legia Warsaw, next Saturday. A day later, Slask will be hosting Lech Poznan (both Poland Ekstraklasa matches).
Lechia Gdansk vs Slask Wroclaw: Head to head Stats
Lechia have three wins in a row at home over Slask. Before that, the Wroclaw side had three victories in a row themselves in Gdansk.
Lechia Gdansk vs Slask Wroclaw: Prediction
I find it close to impossible to… pick a side in this game. I do see goals though, coming from both teams.
Lechia Gdansk vs Slask Wroclaw: Betting Tips
“Both teams to score” is at 1.80, my main tip. “Over 2.5 goals” pays slightly better, 2.00.