Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Lechia Gdansk
Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Date: 16 December 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
Sandecja haven’t won a game since September 17, but there are certain draws that feel like victories, when you leave the pitch having earned a point, but having been the second best team for most of the 90 minutes. Sandecja took the lead at Wisla Plock on Wednesday, went 2-1 down before the first half was over, but somehow managed to go to the dressing room at 2-2. Second half, they were mere spectators, as Wisla lost one chance after another. They had at least four big ones, with non bigger than the chance missed in the third minute of added time. All in all, Sandecja earned a point that wasn’t exactly gifted to them, they did score twice, but looking back on the game, the entire game, you have to feel that Wisla deserved to earn all three points. Twenty points from 20 matches is a decent tally for Sandecja, a newly-promoted team, that are playing in the Ekstraklasa first season ever, and, they’re using another team’s stadium as their home. This shouldn’t go unnoticed.
Someone was going to pay the price for Pogon’s improvement the last weeks, and it was Lechia. They hosted them last Wednesday, they should have looked better prepared, they should have seen this coming, Pogon were looking vastly improved in their last games, but… 33 minutes into the game, 0-2, and not by chance. Pogon were better, felt better, acted better, and their 3-0 in the 72nd minute came as cherry on top, to reward them even further for their very-very good performance, against a Lechia side that had been doing well lately. Lechia got one back late in the game, but it was just a consolation goal. After beating Slask 3-1 and earning a draw at former leaders Gornik Zabrze last weekend, losing at home to Pogon was definitely a major let-down, but, I repeat, last two weeks’ Pogon is a different team. Again, Lechia should have looked better prepared.
Previous five matches:
Wisla Plock vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Jagiellonia Bialystok 0-1
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Legia Warsaw 2-2
Arka Gdynia vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz 5-0
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Lech Poznan 0-0
Lechia Gdansk vs Pogon Szczecin 1-3
Gornik Zabrze vs Lechia Gdansk 1-1
Lechia Gdansk vs Slask Wroclaw 3-1
Cracovia Krakow vs Lechia Gdansk 2-1
Lechia Gdansk vs Wisla Plock 3-0
Next official game both for Sandecja and Lechia is in February.
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Lechia Gdansk: Head to head Stats
Sandecja have never hosted Lechia before.
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Lechia Gdansk: Prediction
I like Sandecja’s chances of earning at least a point.
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Lechia Gdansk: Betting Tips
Sandecja’s double chance doesn’t may much, just 1.60, but I do consider it very-very probable. “Over 2,5 goals”, at 1.95, looks good, keeping in mind how vulnerable Lechia have looked defensively since the start of the season, but also how they tend to score a lot themselves. Only Gornik’s games have had more goals than Lechia’s games thus far this season.
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