Wisla Plock vs Arka Gdynia
Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Date: 2 December 2017
Kick-off: 15:30 CET
If you’re tired of reading how unfit for an Ekstraklasa team I consider Kiełpin to be, I don’t blame you, I do repeat it a lot, but… he keeps giving me reasons to do so. Wisla Plock’s poor-poor goalkeeper… did it again last weekend at Lech Poznan. First decent shot on goal by Makuszewski in the 13th minute, net, 1-0, just like that, with Kiełpin reacting poorly to the Lech player’s shot from a distance. Wisla equalized in the 36th minute, Varela, Kanté and Štilić combined to produce a very beautiful goal, but… it wasn’t meant. Kiełpin was super lucky that Gytkjær was offside, so his goal right after Wisla’s equalizer was disallowed (Wisla’s goalkeeper had… gifted the Dane a rebound), but even so, just before half time, Lech took the lead again. No, this time it wasn’t Kiełpin to blame (for a change), Gytkjær just acted smart, punishing Wisla’s defensive error. All in all, Wisla didn’t deserve a point, but at least they scored, making one of my tips (both teams to score), come good.
Arka Gdynia’s win (2.05) and their win combined with a clean sheet (3.20) were my two tips last weekend, when Arka hosted Sandecja Nowy Sacz, and the Gdynia side won 5-0, throwing a party on the pitch, especially in the first 14-15 minutes. During that period they scored their first three goals, even though… it was a bit weird how the referee wasn’t urged by his VAR assitants to go check the screen in Arka’s first goal, as Jurado appeared to be a little, just a little, but still, offside. Interestingly, the referee did consult with his VAR assistants and did check the special screen next next to the sideline to award two penalties to Arka in the first half. Both were penalties, both were handballs, so… good job by the referee, but… no offside in Arka’s first goal? No VAR used? Weird. That was Arka’s second win in a row after their triumph at Slask Wroclaw. They sat 7th in the table after last weekend’s matches, while midweek they drew 1-1 at home to Chrobry Głogów, to qualify for the semifinals of Poland’s Cup, matches that will be played in spring.
Previous five matches:
Lech Poznan vs Wisla Plock 2-1
Lechia Gdansk vs Wisla Plock 3-0
Wisla Plock vs Jagiellonia Bialystok 1-2
Piast Gliwice vs Wisla Plock 2-1
Wisla Plock vs Slask Wroclaw 4-1
Arka Gdynia vs Chrobry Głogów 1-1
Arka Gdynia vs Sandecja Nowy Sacz 5-0
Slask Wroclaw vs Arka Gdynia 1-2
Arka Gdynia vs Lechia Gdansk 0-1
Legia Warsaw vs Arka Gdynia 2-0
Wisla’s next game is at Wisla Krakow, next Sunday. A day earlier, Arka will be visiting Korona Kielce (both Poland Ekstraklasa matches).
Wisla Plock vs Arka Gdynia: Head to head Stats
Just one win for Wisla, three for Arka, and a draw, in the last five games between these two in Plock. Only one of those five matches went over 2.5 goals.
Wisla Plock vs Arka Gdynia: Prediction
First things first; I will be very-very-very surprised if Arka don’t score. They have scored seven goals in their last two Ekstraklasa games, and they are facing the team with the worst goalkeeper in the league, so… Will Arka’s goal be enough to give them the win, or at least a point? I think so, seeing Wisla Plock play with rather battered morale last week (and not only). They have lost four games in a row, four, and I don’t see many players in their roster with… balls big enough to lead by example.
Wisla Plock vs Arka Gdynia: Betting Tips
Arka’s double chance pays 1.65, not that great, but it should come good. “Both teams to score” is at 1.75 betting odds, and I like it a lot. For something closer to 2.00, I would risk with “over 2.5 combined goals”, at 1.95, counting on Arka to score twice.
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