Zaglebie Lubin vs Wisla Plock
Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Date: 8 September 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
Just before the international break, Zeglebie Lubin lost 2-1 at Legia Warsaw, but even so, they showed once again that there is a reason why they are at the top of the table (co-leaders with Lech Poznan). Until the 60th minute they were the better team on the pitch, despite the fact that they were facing the current champions in their own home. Zaglebie had more chances to open the score, including an incredible one in the first half, but saw many little details go against them, like a deflection in Legia’s second goal, in one of the very-very few scoring chances the hosts created. That was their first defeat of the season, after four wins and two draws. On the last day of the transfer window, Zaglebie loaned Czech center-forward Martin Nešpor out to Albanian side Skenderbeu. The 27-year-old will play Europa League group stage football. In four Ekstraklasa matches in July and August, he scored twice, and was Zaglebie’s second scorer behind Jakub Świerczok.
Wisla Plock… showed up in the last 30 minutes of their game at Gornik Zabrze, just before the international break, but by that time, the… ship had sailed. They were already 4-0 down, having gotten totally, absolutely, 100% outplayed by the impressive hosts. In the last half hour, even playing with ten men for part of that, after Jose Kante’s red card, they created four chances to score, taking advantage of the fact that the hosts had… pulled the brake. They are sitting 13th in the table, level on points with Pogon Szczecin and Arka Gdynia, two points above Cracovia Krakow and Nieciecza, who… unwillingly occupy the bottom of the table. A few days ago, after the transfer window was shut down, Wisla Plock signed two free agents (they were perfectly allowed to, since the free agents fall under a different ‘transfer’ category), 23-year-old center-back Alan Uryga, and 29-year-old attacking midfielder Semir Štilić. The former is a ‘product’ of Wisla Krakow’s academy, and this is the first time he’ll play for another club. Coincidentally, Štilić as well spent the second half of last season at Wisla Krakow.
Previous 5 matches:
Legia vs Zaglebie Lubin 2-1
Zaglebie Lubin vs Wisla Krakow 3-0
Lech Poznan vs Zaglebie Lubin 1-1
Zaglebie Lubin vs Jagiellonia Bialystok 2-1
Zaglebie Lubin vs Pogon Szczecin 3-0
Gornik Zabrze vs Wisla Plock 4-0
Wisla Plock vs Legia Warsaw 0-1
Sandecja Nowy Sacz vs Wisla Plock 0-1
Wisla Krakow vs Wisla Plock 2-1
Wisla Płock vs Wisla Krakow 0-1
Zaglebie’s next game is at Arka Gdynia, next Friday. A day later, Wisla Plock will be hosting Pogon Szczecin.
Zaglebie Lubin vs Wisla Plock: Head to head Stats
Zaglebie have hosted Wisla Plock very few times these last years, since they had been playing in different categories most of the seasons. A year ago, in September 2016, Wisla Plock won 2-1 in Lubin. Their previous game before that one was in 2012, when the visitors won as well, 3-1.
Zaglebie Lubin vs Wisla Plock: Prediction
I will be very-very surprised if Zaglebie don’t win this match.
Zaglebie Lubin vs Wisla Plock: Betting Tips
Zaglebie’s win is at 1.67 betting odds. The Lubin side has the best defence in the Ekstraklasa, Wisla Plock have the worst offence, they have scored just three goals in seven matches(!), so for more than 1.67, I’m going with Zaglebie to win and keep a clean sheet, at a very good 2.70 betting odds.
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