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Pogon Szczecin will be hosting away side Stal Mielec at Stadion Miejski Floriana Krygiera in this Ekstraklasa clash on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Pogon Szczecin v Stal Mielec - as well as up-to-date odds.
Pogon Szczecin go into this match following a 1-1 Ekstraklasa drawn result against Raków Częstochowa.
In that match, Pogon Szczecin managed 53% possession and 20 shots at goal with 8 on target. The only player to score for Pogon Szczecin was Alexander Gorgon (67'). For their opponents, Raków Częstochowa had 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. Bartosz Nowak (54') scored for Raków Częstochowa.
Their latest results reveal that much respect should be given to the Pogon Szczecin backline. Pogon Szczecin have given the opposition little, with the total number of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their past six clashes standing at 2. Let’s see whether or not that trend can be sustained here.
Stal Mielec go into this game following on from a 2-1 Ekstraklasa win against Górnik Zabrze in their previous outing.
In that match, Stal Mielec had 36% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Stal Mielec, goals were scored by Mateusz Matras (15') and Ilya Shkurin (51'). Górnik Zabrze got 24 shots on goal with 8 on target. Szymon Czyż (9') scored for Górnik Zabrze.
The numbers tell their own story, and Stal Mielec have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 11 goals overall. At the back, Stal Mielec have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 07/12/2020 shows us that Pogon Szczecin have won 4 of these games & Stal Mielec 2, with the number of drawn matches being 0.
An aggregate of 21 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 13 of them from Pogoń and 8 for Mielec. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Ekstraklasa match day 29 on 22/04/2023 when it finished Pogon Szczecin 4-2 Stal Mielec.
In that game, Pogon Szczecin had 56% possession and 16 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. The scorers were Kamil Grosicki (5'), Sebastian Kowalczyk (56') and Pontus Almqvist (75').
Stal Mielec got 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. Mateusz Matras (45' Own goal) and Rauno Sappinen (60', 68') scored.
The match was refereed by Piotr Lasyk.
Team News: Pogon Szczecin
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Pogon Szczecin boss Jens Gustafsson to be concerned about due to a largely intact group. Marcel Wedrychowski (unknown injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Stal Mielec
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there is only a single fitness worry for the Stal Mielec manager Kamil Kiereś to be concerned with. Piotr Wlazlo (Achilles heel problems) misses out for this game. Bert Esselink will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In our view, Pogon Szczecin will most probably stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
In contrast, Stal Mielec will not find it easy to find the back of the net although we do think that they will probably end up managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
We’re predicting a controlled 3-1 victory for Pogon Szczecin at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Miejski Floriana Krygiera (4,200)
Captain: Kamil Grosicki
Chairman: Jarosław Mroczek
Manager: Jens Gustafsson
Competitions: Ekstraklasa position 5
⭐ Star Man: Alexander Gorgon
Mostly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Alexander Gorgon was born in Vienna, Austria. After having played his first senior match for Austria Wien Amateure in the 2007 - 2008 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored 5 league goals in the Ekstraklasa 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 14 appearances.