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Raków Częstochowa will be taking on visiting club Cracovia at Miejski Stadion Piłkarski in this Ekstraklasa tie on Saturday.
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Raków Częstochowa will play in this game following a 1-1 Ekstraklasa draw against Pogon Szczecin.
In that game, Raków Częstochowa had 47% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Raków Częstochowa was Bartosz Nowak (54'). Pogon Szczecin had 20 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Alexander Gorgon (67') scored for Pogon Szczecin.
Raków Częstochowa have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, but they’ve also done enough to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Raków Częstochowa have been punished defensively in 5 of them as well as managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained here, though.
Pre-game facts show that Raków Częstochowa:
- haven't been defeated by Cracovia in games played at home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 9 league matches at home. It's been impressive.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Śląsk Wrocław in Ekstraklasa competition, Cracovia will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Cracovia had 64% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. On the other side, Śląsk Wrocław got 5 shots on goal with 3 on target. Nahuel Leiva (15') scored for Śląsk Wrocław.
Over the course of 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Cracovia, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell works out to a meagre 2.33, with the number of goals averaged by Pasy being 1.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head to head clashes going back to 26/09/2020 shows us that Raków Częstochowa have won 1 of these games & Cracovia 2, with the tally of drawn games standing at 3.
An aggregate of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 for Raków and 8 created by Pasy. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Ekstraklasa match day 25 on 18/03/2023 when the final score was Raków Częstochowa 4-1 Cracovia.
On that day, Raków Częstochowa managed 63% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorers were Vladislavs Gutkovskis (38'), Bartosz Nowak (59'), Ivi López (65') and Marcin Cebula (84').
On the other side, Cracovia had 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Michał Rakoczy (16') was the scorer.
The referee was Jarosław Przybył.
Team News: Raków Częstochowa
The Raków Częstochowa manager Dawid Szwarga does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash with a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Cracovia
From a largely full-strength group, there is only a single fitness problem for the Cracovia gaffer Jacek Zieliński to be concerned about. David Jablonsky (Torn ligaments) won’t be in action.
In this match, Raków Częstochowa should really create the chances to score more than once when they play Cracovia, who won’t find it easy getting goals.
We’re predicting a pretty comfortable 2-0 win for Raków Częstochowa 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: Miejski Stadion Piłkarski (4,200)
Captain: Zoran Arsenić
Chairman: Piotr Obidzińsk
Manager: Dawid Szwarga
Competitions: Ekstraklasa position 4, Superpuchar Polski (Superpuchar Polski), Europa League (Group D), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Bartosz Nowak
Generally played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Bartosz Nowak was born in Radom, Poland. Having made a first senior appearance for Ruch Chorzów in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 4 league goals in the Ekstraklasa 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 13 appearances.