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Slezský FC Opava visit Městský Stadion Ostrava on Saturday for the First League meeting with home team Baník Ostrava.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Baník Ostrava v Slezský FC Opava match are shown here - plus the latest match odds.
Baník Ostrava go into this match following on from a 0-0 First League draw vs Slovan Liberec.
In that game, Baník Ostrava managed 54% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Slovan Liberec got 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Ondřej Smetana's Baník Ostrava have managed to score a sum total of 10 times in their preceding 6 outings. The corresponding number of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures amounts to 8.
Looking at their past form shows that Baník Ostrava:
- have not lost a league tie with Slezský FC Opava in their previous 4 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
Slezský FC Opava
After suffering a loss in their previous game against FC Slovácko in First League competition, Slezský FC Opava and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only scorer from Slezský FC Opava was Lukáš Kania (63'). Jan Kliment (73') and Lukáš Sadílek (87') scored for FC Slovácko.
The strike force from Slezský FC Opava have been starved of goals over their previous 6 encounters, contributing the unsatisfactory return of only 4. In those matches, Slezský have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 10. Regardless, it remains to be seen if that trend shall continue on in this upcoming match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Slezský FC Opava:
- have left without a victory over Baník Ostrava in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 29/03/2005 tells us that Baník Ostrava have won 3 of these games and Slezský FC Opava 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A combined sum of 10 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them for Baníček and 3 belonging to Slezský. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was First League match day 10 on 05/12/2020 when it ended Slezský FC Opava 1-2 Baník Ostrava.
The referee was Pavel Franěk.
Team News: Baník Ostrava
Baník Ostrava manager Ondřej Smetana will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash with a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Slezský FC Opava
SFC Opava manager Radoslav Kováč has not got a full squad to pick from. Vaclav Jurena (Ankle Injury), Denis Darmovzal (Ankle Injury), Bartosz Pikul (Muscle Injury) and Adam Rychly (Knee Injury) can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Baník Ostrava are likely to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
In contrast, Slezský FC Opava could well struggle to score themselves although we do think that they will probably end up being dangerous at times, too.
We’re tipping a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Baník Ostrava when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Městský Stadion Ostrava (15,123)
Captain: Jan Laštůvka
Chairman: Václav Brabec
Manager: Ondřej Smetana
Competitions: First League position 8
⭐ Star Player: Tomáš Zajíc
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Tomáš Zajíc was born in Czech Republic. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Slovácko in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in the First League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 21 appearances.