Baník Ostrava come up against visitors Teplice at Městský Stadion Ostrava in the First League match on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Baník Ostrava v Teplice are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Baník Ostrava will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 3-2 First League loss in their previous game against Pardubice.
For Baník Ostrava, the scorers were Daniel Tetour (75') and Patrizio Stronati (91'). Jan Jeřábek (41'), Filip Čihák (74') and David Huf (87') scored for Pardubice.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Baník Ostrava have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Baníček have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals during that time.
Heading into this fixture, Baník Ostrava haven't beaten Teplice in their previous 3 league games.
In the game prior to this, Teplice drew 1-1 in the First League tie with Slavia Prague.
The only name on the scoresheet from Teplice was Jakub Mareš (64'). Oscar Dorley (43') scored for Slavia Prague.
The numbers tell their own story, and Teplice have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 13 goals overall. In defence, Skláři have been far from perfect. We will just have to see whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Going into this contest, Teplice are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels dating back to 24/02/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Baník Ostrava winning 2 of those games, Teplice 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A total of 11 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 for Baníček and 5 belonging to Skláři. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The previous league game between these sides was First League match day 5 on 26/09/2020 when it finished Teplice 2-1 Baník Ostrava.
The referee was Pavel Julínek.
Team News: Baník Ostrava
Baník Ostrava manager Luboš Kozel has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match thanks to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Teplice
Teplice manager Radim Kučera has multiple availability issues to deal with. Jan Knapik (Knee Problems), Jan Shejbal (Muscular problems) and Jan Plachy (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game. Ruben Droehnle cannot play in this game through suspension.
We feel that Baník Ostrava look set to score a couple of goals when they line up against Teplice, who might well find it a difficult task scoring.
We can therefore see a decent 2-0 margin for Baník Ostrava at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Městský Stadion Ostrava (15,123)
Chairman: Václav Brabec
Manager: Luboš Kozel
Competitions: First League position 9
🔑 Key Man: Tomáš Zajíc
Mostly played in the Striker position, Tomáš Zajíc was born in Czech Republic. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Slovácko in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has struck 4 league goals in this First League 2020 - 2021 season so far in 17 appearances.