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Cracovia will be hosting away team Warta Poznań at Stadion Cracovii in this Ekstraklasa fixture on Sunday.
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Cracovia go into this fixture following on from a 3-3 Ekstraklasa tied result vs Stal Mielec.
In that match, Cracovia managed 57% possession and 13 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Cracovia, goals were scored by Sergiu Hanca (7') and Otar Kakabadze (62'). Stal Mielec had 8 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Maksymilian Sitek (9'), Mateusz Mak (22'), Fabian Piasecki (45') and Krystian Getinger (77' Own goal) scored for Stal Mielec.
It has been seldom in recent times that Cracovia have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Cracovia have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals during that time. That sort of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this game, of course.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Raków Częstochowa in Ekstraklasa action, Warta Poznań will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Warta Poznań managed 43% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Raków Częstochowa got 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Milan Rundić (22'), Vladislavs Gutkovskis (45') and Andrzej Niewulis (47') scored for Raków Częstochowa.
Over the course of 5 of the previous six games featuring Warta Poznań, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes to a mere 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Warta equalling 0.17.
Going into this one, Warta Poznań haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
The last league contest between these sides was Ekstraklasa match day 30 on 16/05/2021 when it finished Cracovia 0-1 Warta Poznań.
That day, Cracovia had 46% possession and 5 shots on goal with 0 on target.
For their opponents, Warta Poznań got 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Makana Baku (82') scored.
The referee was Paweł Malec.
Team News: Cracovia
There is just a single fitness concern for the Cracovia boss Michał Probierz to contend with from a near full-strength set of players. Thiago (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Warta Poznań
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, the Warta Poznań manager Piotr Tworek has no fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
Our assessment here is that Warta Poznań will really need to work well to score against this Cracovia lineup who we reckon will be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 win for Cracovia when the full-time whistle blows.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Cracovii (15,016)
Captain: Sergiu Hanca
Chairman: Janusz Filipiak
Manager: Michał Probierz
Competitions: Ekstraklasa position 10
🔑 Key Player: Sergiu Hanca
Customarily deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Sergiu Hanca was born in Târgu Mureș, Romania. After making a first senior appearance for Cracovia in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in this Ekstraklasa 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 10 appearances.