Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Zaglebie Lubin
Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Date: 27 February 2017
Kick-off: 20:30 CET
Ok, they lost the game because of a weird own-goal in the last 10 minutes, they came very close to earning that point against Nieciecza which was their target, but truth is, Sandecja Nowy Sacz looked poor last weekend, looked… second best on the pitch almost throughout the match, which is unforgivable, given that they were facing the weakest side of the league, one click below even them (I reckon). Generally, these are the two teams I expect to get relegated at the end of the season, Nieciecza and Sandecja, but at least Sandecja had put on some very gutsy performances before facing their neighbors. Poor, very poor, despite missing a couple of chances in the first half, and then another couple after they went 1-0 down.
After back-to-back defeats to Legia Warsaw and Wisla Plock, Zaglebie Lubin needed to bounce back hosting Arka Gdynia last weekend. All they managed was a goalless draw (0-0 or 1-1 was what I expected), a rather disappointing result for them, but the glass can be seen half-full. They created several chances against the team with the second best defensive record in the league. Plus, they limited Arka to… half a chance in the entire match. Bottom line, it… sucks (for them) to have dropped two more points at home, but they definitely looked very improved compared to their previous game, so they now have something to build on.
Previous five matches:
Nieciecza vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz 1-0
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Korona Kielce 3-3
Pogon Szczecin vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz 4-1
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Lechia Gdansk 2-2
Wisla Plock vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz 2-2
Zaglebie Lubin vs Arka Gdynia 0-0
Wisla Plock vs Zaglebie Lubin 2-0
Zaglebie Lubin vs Legia Warsaw 2-3
Wisla Krakow vs Zaglebie Lubin 1-2
Zaglebie Lubin vs Lech Poznan 0-0
Sandecja’s next game is at Slask Wroclaw on Saturday. On Friday, Zaglebie will be hosting Lechia Gdansk (both Poland Ekstraklasa matches).
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Zaglebie Lubin: Head to head Stats
Sandecja hosted Zaglebie twice in 2014 and 2015, losing 1-0 and 5-0.
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Zaglebie Lubin: Prediction
I have to admit, I found Sandecja very-very disappointing last weekend. So disappointing that I find it impossible to back them to avoid defeat in this match. I’m going with Zaglebie’s victory, expecting them to build on their very good performance against Arka Gdynia, despite the fact that the pitch will be “heavy”, and not the best possible for a team like Zaglebie, who enjoy creating football keeping the ball down. Even so, I expect them to score once and win the game.
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Zaglebie Lubin: Betting Tips
Zaglebie’s win pays 2.20, and is my only tip. I feel they are ready to start their counterattack, winning their first game in 2018.
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