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Baník Ostrava are the guests at Stadión U Nisy on Saturday for the First League showdown with hosts Slovan Liberec.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Slovan Liberec v Baník Ostrava game - along with the latest match odds.
Slovan Liberec won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 2-1 First League losing effort in their last game against Baumit Jablonec.
The only player to score from Slovan Liberec was Michael Rabušic (52'). Ivan Schranz (17') and Vojtěch Kubista (54') scored for Baumit Jablonec.
Slovan Liberec haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have hit an aggregate of 11 during that period and have conceded a total of 5. Such a trend won’t necessarily be sustained here, however.
Pre-game facts show that Slovan Liberec:
- haven't won against Baník Ostrava in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 8 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against FC Slovácko in First League action, Baník Ostrava and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Vlastimil Daníček (20'), Michal Kohút (26') and Patryk Šimko (54' Own goal) scored for FC Slovácko.
Baník Ostrava have been good when going forward leading up to this encounter, scoring 12 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Baníček have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same games.
Leading up to this clash, Baník Ostrava:
- are winless against Slovan Liberec when they have played them away from home in the previous 9 league games. An awful away record.
- have not been beaten by Slovan Liberec in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 16/02/2019 shows that Slovan Liberec have won 3 of these games and Baník Ostrava 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 11 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 of them from Modrobílí and 5 netted by Baníček. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The previous league match featuring the two was First League match day 9 on 27/01/2021 when it ended Baník Ostrava 1-0 Slovan Liberec.
The match was refereed by Pavel Julínek.
Team News: Slovan Liberec
Jan Matousek (Muscle Injury) and Mohamed Tijani (Knee Surgery) won’t be available for Slovan manager Pavel Hoftych.
Team News: Baník Ostrava
With a fully healthy group available to select from, Baník Ostrava boss Ondřej Smetana does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
We’re of the opinion that Baník Ostrava will have to perform well to be putting a goal past this Slovan Liberec outfit who we think will likely manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore anticipating a 1-0 advantage for Slovan Liberec at the end of the 90 minutes.
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: Stadión U Nisy (9,900)
Captain: Jan Mikula
Chairman: Zbyněk Štiller
Manager: Pavel Hoftych
Competitions: First League position 5, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Michael Rabušic
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Michael Rabušic was born in Czech Republic. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Brno in the 2008 - 2009 season, the gifted Forward has hit 9 league goals in the First League 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 23 appearances.