Nõmme Kalju fights Flora in Meistriliiga battle

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Competition: Estonia Meistriliiga
Competition: Sun 22.November
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)
Venue: Hiiu staadion (1000 seats)

Nõmme Kalju will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 22 points behind Flora.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

This stadium uses artifical turf, unlike Flora's home stadium. The visitors last six games on artifical turf have ended in 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

This is a local derby, usually meaning added tension and importance.

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Nõmme Kalju form and stats

Overall Meistriliiga stats at home this season for Nõmme Kalju, who have the most clean sheets (14) in Meistriliiga, are 5-3-4 (wins-draw-losses).

The home team returns to Hiiu staadion after being equal after 90 minutes with Kuressaare on their last time out; the Meistriliiga game ended 1-1. Before that, Nõmme played out a draw 0-0 when visiting Flora.

S. Puri was able to secure the draw 1-1 in the game against Kuressaare after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

The Nõmme fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 15 in 12 matches. Nõmme have only conceded 11 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Flora form and stats

Flora, who have the fewest conceded goals (16) in Meistriliiga, have been very strong on the road so far with a massive 36 points collected from 13 Meistriliiga games. 12 wins, 0 draws and 1 defeat is the record so far. Things are running smoothly for Flora who hasn't tasted defeat in their last 15 matches, regardless of venue and tournament. Their last defeat was against Tulevik. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Tulevik game have they lost an away game, meaning Flora has taken points from eight away matches in a row.

The Flora goalkeeper Matvei Igonen is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 397 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Flora play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 1-0 victory visiting Tammeka. A 0-0 draw was the result before that, hosting Nõmme Kalju.

Flora are a potent attacking force on the road with their 36 goals in 13 league games. Flora are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 11 times in 13 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Flora - Nõmme Kalju 0-0. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Nõmme Kalju won two games, five matches ended with a draw and Flora has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: six / four

Top Goalscorers

FloraR. Sappinen
R. Sappinen
22 goals
Nõmme KaljuV. Khomutov
V. Khomutov
9 goals
FloraK. Vassiljev
K. Vassiljev
9 goals

Nõmme Kalju missing players

Flora missing players

Nõmme Kalju Flora
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
27 12 3 Played P 3 13 26
14 5 1 Won W 2 12 23
7 3 0 Drew D 0 0 2
6 4 2 Lost L 1 1 1
48 15 3 Scored S 5 36 64
19 11 4 Conceded C 3 11 16
89% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 92%
74% 75% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 92% 81%
44% 42% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 92% 81%
22% 8% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 62% 46%
11% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 15% 8%
44% 50% 33% BTTS BTTS 67% 69% 54%
52% 42% 33% Clean Sheets C S 33% 31% 46%
15% 17% 33% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 8%
 
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 3.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.2 1.2
3 3 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
332 142 25 Total Shots T S 39 159 348
135 54 8 Shots on Target S O 18 69 150
36% 28% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 28% 52% 43%
Key stats in Meistriliiga this season:
  • Flora has the fewest conceded goals (16) in Meistriliiga
  • Flora has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (6) in Meistriliiga
  • Flora has the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in Meistriliiga
  • Flora has the fewest matches under the total-line (6) in Meistriliiga
  • Flora has the most matches over the total-line (20) in Meistriliiga
  • Flora has the most points (36) away in Meistriliiga
  • Flora has the most scored goals (36) away in Meistriliiga
  • Flora has the most scored goals in the second half (40) in Meistriliiga
  • Flora has the the best goal difference (+48) in Meistriliiga
  • Flora have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Flora have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Flora have scored at least twice as many goals away as Nõmme Kalju have scored home.
  • Flora have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Flora haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Flora is in the best form (5-1-0)
  • Nõmme Kalju has the most clean sheets (14) in Meistriliiga
  • Nõmme Kalju have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Flora 26 23 2 1 64 16 13 11 2 0 28 5 13 12 0 1 36 11 48 71
2 Paide 27 20 0 7 70 30 14 11 0 3 38 17 13 9 0 4 32 13 40 60
3 Levadia 26 16 5 5 62 33 13 10 2 1 35 11 13 6 3 4 27 22 29 53
4 Nõmme Kalju 27 14 7 6 48 19 12 5 3 4 15 11 15 9 4 2 33 8 29 49
5 Tammeka 27 8 7 12 30 41 13 2 4 7 12 21 14 6 3 5 18 20 -11 31
6 Tulevik 27 9 3 15 27 43 14 4 2 8 15 24 13 5 1 7 12 19 -16 30
7 Legion 27 6 7 14 21 42 14 3 3 8 10 24 13 3 4 6 11 18 -21 25
8 Trans 27 5 6 16 26 45 13 4 2 7 13 16 14 1 4 9 13 29 -19 21
9 Kuressaare 27 4 8 15 26 59 14 2 5 7 16 33 13 2 3 8 10 26 -33 20
10 Tallinna Kalev 27 5 3 19 18 64 14 3 1 10 11 37 13 2 2 9 7 27 -46 18

Read more about Meistriliiga

The Estonian Meistriliiga is the highest level of football in Estonia. The season starts in March and ends in November, with ten teams playing each other four times for a total of 36 fixtures. After the final league table the bottom team is relegated and the second last team plays a relegation playoff.