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The First League meeting at Městský Stadion Ostrava on Saturday will see home side Baník Ostrava ready themselves for the visit of Tescoma Zlín.
Our Baník Ostrava v Tescoma Zlín predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Baník Ostrava are hoping to win again after their last result, the 3-1 First League success versus Tescoma Zlín.
For Baník Ostrava, the goalscorers were Ewerton (11'), Filip Kubala (50', 64'), Tomáš Rigo (57') and Abdullahi Tanko (82'). Dominik Simerský (38') scored for Tescoma Zlín.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Baník Ostrava have been participants. Breaking down the goal weighting during this period, opposing sides scored a total of 5 and Baník Ostrava managed a tally of 8.
Looking at their past form shows that Baník Ostrava:
- have not beaten Tescoma Zlín in their last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
The stats tell the story, and Tescoma Zlín have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 14 goals in all. Defensively, Tescoma Zlín have not been doing too well. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Tescoma Zlín:
- have not won against Baník Ostrava when having played them away from home in the previous 4 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/05/2021 tells us that Baník Ostrava have won 3 of these & Tescoma Zlín 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 25 in total which averages out at 4.17 goals per match.
The previous league game featuring the two was First League match day 4 on 24/05/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Tescoma Zlín 2-1 Baník Ostrava.
The referee was Ladislav Szikszay.
Team News: Baník Ostrava
The Baník Ostrava manager Pavel Hapal will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this match thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Tescoma Zlín
With a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Tescoma Zlín boss Pavel Vrba doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
For this match, we think that Tescoma Zlín have the ability to score a goal against this Baník Ostrava outfit, but it may not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re predicting both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Baník Ostrava at the end of this one. Let’s see what eventuates.
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)
Chairman: Václav Brabec
Manager: Pavel Hapal
Competitions: First League position 7
⭐ Key Man: Matěj Šín
Usually deployed in the Right Wing position, Matěj Šín was born in Czech Republic. After having made a senior debut playing for Baník Ostrava in the 2021 - 2022 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this First League 2023 - 2024 season to date from a total of 8 appearances.