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The Ekstraklasa match at Stadion Widzewa Łódź on Sunday sees hosts Widzew Łódź go up against Cracovia.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Widzew Łódź v Cracovia game - along with the latest match odds.
Widzew Łódź will be hoping for a better result following the 3-1 Ekstraklasa defeat last time out to Legia Warsaw.
In that game, Widzew Łódź had 40% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Widzew Łódź was Jordi Sánchez (44'). Legia Warszawa had 19 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. Ernest Muçi (5', 75') and Josué (97') scored for Legia Warsaw.
It has not been often in recent games where Widzew Łódź have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Widzew Łódź have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 10 goals during that time.
Coming into this meeting, Widzew Łódź have not lost a league tie with Cracovia in their previous 3 games.
In their previous fixture, Cracovia drew 0-0 in the Ekstraklasa tie with Korona Kielce.
In that game, Cracovia managed 56% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Korona Kielce had 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
A succession of resolute performances by the Cracovia defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes overall. Over that same period, their own forwards have managed to score 6. While that may be of interest, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern will persist in this next match or not.
Going into this contest, Cracovia are undefeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 20/04/2012 tells us that Widzew Łódź have won 2 of these games and Cracovia 1, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
In all, 12 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 7 from Czerwona Armia and 5 belonging to Pasy. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The last league encounter between the two was Ekstraklasa match day 26 on 02/04/2023 and the score finished Cracovia 1-1 Widzew Łódź.
In that game, Cracovia managed 51% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Takuto Oshima (81').
At the other end, Widzew Łódź got 8 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Martin Kreuzriegler (94') was the scorer.
The referee was Damian Sylwestrzak.
Team News: Widzew Łódź
The Widzew Łódź boss Janusz Niedźwiedź has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Cracovia
Out of a mainly available squad, there’s just the lone fitness issue for the Cracovia manager Jacek Zieliński to be concerned with. David Jablonsky (Torn Ligament) won’t be in action.
We feel that Cracovia and Widzew Łódź could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
We’ll see, but this could easily end up all-square. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very close game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of this game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Widzewa Łódź (18,008)
Captain: Patryk Stępiński
Chairman: Michał Rydz
Manager: Janusz Niedźwiedź
Competitions: Ekstraklasa position 12
⭐ Key Man: Jordi Sánchez
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Jordi Sánchez was born in Barcelona, Spain. After having made a senior debut playing for CD Numancia in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has struck 3 league goals in the Ekstraklasa 2023 - 2024 season to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.