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The Ekstraklasa game at Stadion Poznań on Saturday sees home team Lech Poznań welcome guests Stal Mielec.
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Lech Poznań will be looking for a repeat result of the 0-2 Ekstraklasa success vs Warta Poznań.
In that game, Lech Poznań managed 66% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Lech Poznań, goals were scored by Filip Marchwiński (28') and Filip Dagerstål (81'). On the other side, Warta Poznań had 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Lech Poznań have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Lech Poznań have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals on the way.
Stal Mielec will go into this game following on from a 4-2 Ekstraklasa win vs Zagłębie Lubin in their previous outing.
In that match, Stal Mielec had 56% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Stal Mielec, goals were scored by Ilya Shkurin (21'), Maciej Domański (45'), Kai Meriluoto (68') and Krystian Getinger (71'). For their opponents, Zagłębie Lubin had 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Juan Muñoz (26') and Mateusz Wdowiak (90') scored for Zagłębie Lubin.
Looking at their form, and Stal Mielec have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 7 goals in all. At the back, Stal Mielec have seen their frailties exposed. Putting that to one side, it remains to be seen if the trend might persist in this next game or not.
Going into this one, Stal Mielec are without a win away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes dating back to 13/12/2020 shows us that Lech Poznań have won 1 of these and Stal Mielec 2, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A sum of 11 goals were produced between them in these games, with 5 for Kolejorz and 6 netted by Mielec. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.83.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Ekstraklasa match day 18 on 27/01/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Stal Mielec 0-0 Lech Poznań.
On that occasion, Stal Mielec had 45% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Lech Poznań got 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Paweł Raczkowski.
Team News: Lech Poznań
The Lech Poznań manager John van den Brom has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Stal Mielec
Due to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, the Stal Mielec boss Kamil Kiereś has no fitness worries at all before this match.
It looks to us that Lech Poznań are likely to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the other end, Stal Mielec could well find it tough getting on the scoresheet but do we see them being dangerous at times.
Accordingly, we see a pretty comfortable 3-1 win for Lech Poznań at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Poznań (41,609)
Captain: Mikael Ishak
Chairman: Karol Klimczak
Manager: John van den Brom
Competitions: Ekstraklasa position 7
⭐ Star Man: Filip Marchwiński
Customarily played in the Centre Midfield position, Filip Marchwiński was born in Poznań , Poland. After making a first senior appearance for Lech Poznań in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Ekstraklasa 2023 - 2024 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.