Match preview Esiliiga: Pärnu - Vaprus at Pärnu Rannastaadion

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Competition: Estonia Esiliiga
Competition: Thu 22.October
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Pärnu Rannastaadion

Struggling Pärnu will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Vaprus in the upcoming league round. It’s 8th vs 1st and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Pärnu form and stats

Pärnu have played 13 Esiliiga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 6-2-5 (wins-draws-losses). We have seen two home losses in a row now for Pärnu, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

An away draw last time out for Pärnu, facing Nomme United in a game that ended 1-1. Ahead of that match, Pärnu lost 2-3 at home to Flora II.

Goals decide football matches and Pärnu are scoring many of them at home; 30 on target from 13 league matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 20 goals have been conceded.

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Vaprus form and stats

The visitors, who have the fewest conceded goals (23) in Esiliiga, are W7-D3-L3 on the road this term. That's in the Esiliiga. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Vaprus hope to make it five in this match. It could be a hat trick of victories away for Vaprus, as they have won on their previous two travels.

Impressive finishing from U. Kõrre, R. Ristikivi, V. Vallik, T. Vihmoja and R. Tiismaa (2) secured the home win 6-2 against Vandra in their previous game. A 0-1 loss hosting Tammeka before that.

As you can tell from the results above, Vaprus was very dominant against Vandra, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 6-2 (!) with U. Kõrre, R. Ristikivi, V. Vallik, T. Vihmoja and R. Tiismaa (2) providing the goals.

Vaprus are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 25 times in 13 away games so far. Vaprus have conceded 14 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Pärnu - Vaprus 1-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last two matches): Pärnu zero wins, two draws and Vaprus zero victories. As for goals, zero matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.

Pärnu missing players

Vaprus missing players

Pärnu Vaprus
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
26 13 2 Played P 4 13 26
8 6 0 Won W 3 7 17
6 2 0 Drew D 0 3 6
12 5 2 Lost L 1 3 3
48 30 1 Scored S 11 25 62
54 20 4 Conceded C 4 14 23
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
92% 92% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 85% 77%
62% 54% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 69% 65%
54% 46% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 31% 38%
42% 38% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 15% 27%
69% 54% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 62% 54%
15% 23% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 38% 46%
19% 23% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 4%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.2 2 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 2.2 1.8
2 2 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
281 152 12 Total Shots T S 54 142 357
129 70 6 Shots on Target S O 22 60 179
36% 43% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 42% 35%
Key stats in Esiliiga this season:
  • Pärnu haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Vaprus has the fewest conceded goals (14) away in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus has the fewest conceded goals (23) in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (9) in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (14) in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus has the most clean sheets (12) in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus has the most clean sheets (5) away in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus has the most points (24) away in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus has the most points from losing position (14) in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus has the most scored goals in the first half (29) in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus has the the best goal difference (+39) in Esiliiga
  • Vaprus have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Vaprus have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Vaprus have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Vaprus haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Vaprus is in the best form (5-0-1)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Vaprus 26 17 6 3 62 23 13 10 3 0 37 9 13 7 3 3 25 14 39 57
2 Maardu 26 17 3 6 54 34 13 11 2 0 33 7 13 6 1 6 21 27 20 54
3 Nomme United 26 13 7 6 63 32 13 6 5 2 26 11 13 7 2 4 37 21 31 46
4 Elva 26 12 6 8 45 44 13 8 2 3 28 17 13 4 4 5 17 27 1 42
5 Flora II 26 10 6 10 42 33 13 5 2 6 23 17 13 5 4 4 19 16 9 36
6 Tammeka II 26 11 2 13 42 50 14 7 2 5 31 26 12 4 0 8 11 24 -8 35
7 Levadia II 26 9 5 12 34 39 12 6 3 3 18 16 14 3 2 9 16 23 -5 32
8 Pärnu 26 8 6 12 48 54 13 6 2 5 30 20 13 2 4 7 18 34 -6 30
9 Vandra 26 9 2 15 42 62 12 6 1 5 23 25 14 3 1 10 19 37 -20 29
10 K-Jarve JK Jarve 26 1 3 22 13 74 14 1 1 12 9 39 12 0 2 10 4 35 -61 3

Read more about Esiliiga

The Esiliiga is the second highest level of football in Estonia. The season runs from March to November with ten teams playing each other four times for a total of 36 fixtures. Esiliiga has several reserve teams of top Estonian clubs. These are ineligible for promotion even if they win the league.