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The Ekstraklasa match at Stadion Cracovii on Saturday will see home team Cracovia do battle with opponents Pogon Szczecin.
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Cracovia will be wanting a better result here after a 2-0 Ekstraklasa defeat last time out to Widzew Łódź.
In that game, Cracovia had 56% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cracovia was Jakub Jugas (71' Own goal). For their opponents, Widzew Łódź got 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Bartłomiej Pawłowski (36') was the scorer for Widzew Łódź.
Cracovia have been quite ineffective in attack in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 against opponents during their last six fixtures. In those meetings, Cracovia have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 4. We will see if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Their previous form shows that Cracovia:
- have not beaten Pogon Szczecin in their previous 5 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Pogon Szczecin go into this clash after a 3-1 Ekstraklasa win against Korona Kielce in their last match.
In that game, Pogon Szczecin had 54% possession and 25 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. For Pogon Szczecin, the scorers were Vahan Bichakhchyan (45'), Alexander Gorgon (66') and Danijel Lončar (81'). At the other end, Korona Kielce got 9 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Nono (36') scored for Korona Kielce.
The stats don’t lie, and Pogon Szczecin have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 8 goals overall. At the back, Pogon Szczecin have seen their frailties exposed.
Their previous form shows that Pogon Szczecin:
- haven't beaten Cracovia when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- remain unbeaten by Cracovia when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 22/08/2020 shows that Cracovia have won 1 of these games & Pogon Szczecin 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A combined sum of 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 for Pasy and 8 belonging to Pogoń. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league game between these clubs was Ekstraklasa match day 27 on 08/04/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Pogon Szczecin 3-2 Cracovia.
In that game, Pogon Szczecin managed 59% possession and 21 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. The goals were scored by Leonardo Koutris (15'), Vahan Bichakhchyan (17') and Alexander Gorgon (88').
At the other end, Cracovia had 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Mateusz Bochnak (3') and Jani Atanasov (54') scored.
The match was refereed by Bartosz Frankowski.
Team News: Cracovia
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Cracovia gaffer Jacek Zieliński to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. David Jablonsky (Torn Ligament) misses out.
It looks as if Pasy may well use a 3-4-3 system for this game and select Sebastian Madejski, Andreas Skovgaard, Kamil Glik, Virgil Ghita, Cornel Emilian Rapa, Takuto Oshima, Mateusz Bochnak, Pawel Jaroszynski, Jani Atanasov, Benjamin Kaellman and Michal Rakoczy.
Team News: Pogon Szczecin
Pogon Szczecin manager Jens Gustafsson has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Olaf Korczakowski (Muscle Injury), Wojciech Lisowski (Ruptured sideband) and Marcel Wedrychowski (Unknown Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We believe Pogon Szczecin might make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, going with Valentin Cojocaru, L. Wahlqvist Egnell, Benedikt Zech, Mariusz Malec, Leonardo Koutris, Fredrik Ulvestad, Rafal Kurzawa, Vahan Bichakhchyan, Alexander Gorgon, Kamil Grosicki and Efthimios Koulouris.
We feel that Pogon Szczecin and Cracovia could find scoring goals difficult here.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, and it’s not easy to pick a clear winner. We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter, finishing with a 0-0 score at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Cracovii (15,016)
Chairman: Janusz Filipiak
Manager: Jacek Zieliński
Competitions: Ekstraklasa position 8
⭐ Star Player: Benjamin Källman
Usually played in the Striker position, Benjamin Källman was born in Tammisaari, Finland. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Inter Turku in the 2016 season, the talented Forward has managed 2 league goals in this Ekstraklasa 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 7 appearances.