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Karviná will take to the pitch with visiting club Baník Ostrava at Městský Stadion Karviná in this First League match on Wednesday.
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Karviná will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-2 First League loss in their previous game against Slovan Liberec.
The only name on the scoresheet from Karviná was Marco Túlio (17'). Michael Rabušic (38') and Abdulla Yusuf Helal (91') scored for Slovan Liberec.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Karviná have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Karviná have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 11 goals in the process.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Karviná:
- have not emerged victorious against Baník Ostrava in games played at home for the previous 2 league games.
- have not lost a league tie with Baník Ostrava in their previous 2 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 league matches. That's never good.
In their previous fixture, Baník Ostrava drew 2-2 in the First League match with Viktoria Plzeň.
In that match, Baník Ostrava had 56% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Baník Ostrava was Jiří Klíma (67', 83'). At the other end, Viktoria Plzeň had 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. Jhon Mosquera (12') and Jean-David Beauguel (36') scored for Viktoria Plzeň.
Indicating their fondness for action-packed encounters, goals have been seen as many as 20 times in the last six games in which Baník Ostrava have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have managed 8 of these goals. That pattern isn’t assured to follow through into this match, though.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings going back to 20/10/2018 shows that Karviná have won 1 of these and Baník Ostrava 2, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A combined total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 5 for Karviná and 7 being from Baníček. The average goals per game has been 2.
The last league encounter between these clubs was First League match day 34 on 29/05/2021 when it finished Baník Ostrava 1-1 Karviná.
The referee was Miroslav Zelinka.
Team News: Karviná
The Karviná boss Bohumil Páník has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Baník Ostrava
Due to a fully healthy group available for selection, the Baník Ostrava manager Ondřej Smetana has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this clash.
We’re envisaging that Karviná will need to put in a solid display to break down this Baník Ostrava outfit who we think might score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 victory for Baník Ostrava at the conclusion of the game.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Městský Stadion Karviná (4,833)
Captain: Martin Šindelář
Chairman: Petr Hort
Manager: Bohumil Páník
Competitions: First League position 15
🔑 Star Man: Michal Papadopulos
Usually taking up the Striker position, Michal Papadopulos was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Having made a first senior appearance for Baník Ostrava in the 2001 - 2002 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 4 league goals in this First League 2021 - 2022 season to date in 11 appearances.