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Górnik Zabrze take on away side Ruch Chorzów at Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla in the Ekstraklasa tie on Friday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Górnik Zabrze v Ruch Chorzów are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Górnik Zabrze head into this match following on from a 1-1 Ekstraklasa drawn game vs Lech Poznań.
In that match, Górnik Zabrze managed 29% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Górnik Zabrze was Daisuke Yokota (45'). For their opponents, Lech Poznań had 19 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Alan Czerwiński (70') scored for Lech Poznań.
Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Górnik Zabrze have taken part. Breaking down the goal distribution during that period, their opponents scored a total of 8 and Górnik Zabrze totted up 4.
A look at their previous results shows us that Górnik Zabrze:
- have not beaten Ruch Chorzów in their previous 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
In their last game, Ruch Chorzów drew 1-1 in the Ekstraklasa match with Stal Mielec.
In that match, Ruch Chorzów managed 48% possession and 17 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ruch Chorzów was Daniel Szczepan (18'). On the other side, Stal Mielec had 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Ilya Shkurin (45') was the scorer for Stal Mielec.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, Jarosław Skrobacz's Ruch Chorzów have turned their attacks into goals a total of 5 times therefore earning them the goals scored per game average of 0.83.
Looking at their past form shows that Ruch Chorzów:
- remain unbeaten by Górnik Zabrze when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 6 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 07/12/2013 tells us that Górnik Zabrze have won 2 of them and Ruch Chorzów 3, with the number of draws being 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 of them from Trójkolorowi and 8 belonging to Niebiescy. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Ekstraklasa match day 23 on 21/02/2016 when the final score was Górnik Zabrze 0-2 Ruch Chorzów.
On that occasion, Górnik Zabrze had 49% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
At the other end, Ruch Chorzów had 14 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Paweł Oleksy (45') and Kamil Mazek (80') scored.
The match was refereed by Tomasz Kwiatkowski.
Team News: Górnik Zabrze
The Górnik Zabrze boss Jan Urban does not have any fitness concerns at all before this clash with a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Ruch Chorzów
Owing to a completely healthy group available to select from, the Ruch Chorzów manager Jarosław Skrobacz doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
We believe that Ruch Chorzów will really need to work well to be putting a goal past this Górnik Zabrze outfit who should emerge victorious.
We therefore fancy a 1-0 winning margin for Górnik Zabrze at the end of this one.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion im. Ernesta Pohla (24,563)
Captain: Erik Janža
Chairman: Adam Matysek
Manager: Jan Urban
Competitions: Ekstraklasa position 16