Vitkovice vs Kometa Brno
Competition: Czech Extraliga
Date: 22nd November 2016
Kick-off: 17:00 CET
After a win and a loss for both teams over the weekend, Vitkovice and Brno meet in Ostrava for midweek action in the Extraliga.
Vitkovice kept themselves moving away from the relegation play-off sides with a good win in Pilsen on Friday before being blanked at home by Liberec – the side they knocked out of the CHL. That defeat ended a run of two straight wins, however they are now four points clear inside the top ten from the teams below. What is worrying however for the Ostrava team is that they’ve won only three of their last eight.
Brno suffered a little bit of a wobble after the international break, hitting a .500 win/loss ration and suffering back-to-back defeats for the first time this season. They did however bounce back by beating Trinec at home on a penalty shootout, and curiously all of their last three games have ended 3-2. They are however still only three points off the lead, and have two games in hand on Trinec – this being one of them.
Vitkovice got a first road win in a long time on Friday, but it has been their home form that has kept them from falling any lower in the league. A top 6 side on their own ice, they’ve won half of their 12 matches in regulation – but have lost five in the same way. The team averages 2,3 goals a game at home, while giving up just over 2.
Kometa have not been as great on the road as you might expect from a team that’s one of the league’s pace-setters. They are however still a top five road side, but have won only four of their nine games away – on the other hand, only one of their four losses was without taking a point. High scorers, Brno average 3,6 goals a game on the road, but give up 3,2.
Vitkovice vs Kometa Brno: Head-to-Head
The teams played early season in Brno, with Vitkovice winning 1-0 thanks to a shootout win after a goalless 65 minutes. Vitkovice have won three of the last four in Ostrava.
Vitkovice vs Kometa Brno: Prediction
Brno are the favourites for this, but their recent wobble plus Vitkovice being good at home does make it interesting.
Vitkovice vs Kometa Brno: Tips
- Vitkovice+0.5 at 1.79