Gornik Zabrze vs Arka Gdynia match preview

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Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Competition: Fri 14.February
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Arena Zabrze (24413 seats)

An important duel in the bottom section of the Ekstraklasa, with both Gornik Zabrze and Arka Gdynia experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic \"six-pointer\" with the home team placed 12th and the visitors in 13th place.

Górnik Zabrze and Arka Gdynia should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Górnik Zabrze form and stats

When playing at home in the Ekstraklasa, Górnik Zabrze have managed 5 wins, 4 draws and suffered 1 defeat from 10 games. Hopes of three in a row are alive for Górnik Zabrze after consecutive victories at their own ground.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Górnik Zabrze, as their goalkeeper Martin Chudy has completely shut out the opponents for 188 minutes in the Ekstraklasa.

Górnik Zabrze drew their last game, 0-0 away at Korona Kielce (placed 13th). Before that game, the 3-0 home victory against Jagiellonia Białystok.

This is expected to be a close game, with Górnik Zabrze perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Górnik Zabrze as a small favourite), we find nine games. Górnik Zabrze has won five of these, drawn two and lost two.

A decent goal production from Górnik Zabrze in their home games so far, with 17 goals from 10 league matches. Górnik Zabrze are not conceding a lot of goals here at Arena Zabrze in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 9 from 10 matches.

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Arka Gdynia form and stats

Arka Gdynia have only collected 10 points from their away games in the Ekstraklasa, after 3-1-7 (11 played).

This game can not go any worse than the last one, a Ekstraklasa home defeat versus Cracovia Kraków with 0-1 on the scoreboard. Before that, Arka Gdynia travelled to Lech Poznań and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Arka Gdynia playing away and similar expectations, we found six relevant matches. Results were one Arka Gdynia win, one draw and four defeats.

The visitors have scored 10 goals from 11 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Arka Gdynia have conceded 19 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

Arka Gdynia - Górnik Zabrze 1-0 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. Górnik Zabrze-Arka Gdynia H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Górnik Zabrze one win, Arka Gdynia four wins, five draws. two of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Górnik ZabrzeI. Angulo Albóniga
I. Angulo Albóniga
9 goals
Górnik ZabrzeJ. Jiménez Núñez
J. Jiménez Núñez
8 goals
Arka GdyniaM. Nalepa
M. Nalepa
4 goals

Górnik Zabrze missing players

Arka Gdynia missing players

Górnik Zabrze Arka Gdynia
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
21 10 4 Played P 4 11 21
5 5 3 Won W 3 3 5
9 4 1 Drew D 0 1 6
7 1 0 Lost L 1 7 10
24 17 9 Scored S 6 10 17
27 9 3 Conceded C 3 19 29
90% 90% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 90%
71% 70% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 82% 67%
38% 50% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 36% 33%
24% 30% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 27% 19%
10% 10% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 18% 10%
57% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 25% 45% 43%
29% 50% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 18% 24%
24% 10% 0% Failed to Score F T 25% 36% 43%
 
4.8 5.4 7 Corners for (avg) C F 4.2 3.7 4.2
6.6 6.2 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 5.8 6.4 6.2
2.1 1.7 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.9 2.1
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
219 118 52 Total Shots T S 41 86 212
85 44 20 Shots on Target S O 17 41 84
28% 39% 45% Goal Efficiency G E 35% 24% 20%
Key stats in Ekstraklasa this season:
  • Arka Gdynia has the fewest scored goals in the first half (6)
  • Arka Gdynia have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Arka Gdynia haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Górnik Zabrze have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Legia Warszawa 21 13 2 6 43 21 11 8 1 2 30 9 10 5 1 4 13 12 22 41
2 Cracovia Kraków 21 12 3 6 30 16 11 8 1 2 19 6 10 4 2 4 11 10 14 39
3 Pogoń Szczecin 21 11 5 5 25 18 10 5 2 3 12 8 11 6 3 2 13 10 7 38
4 Slask Wrocaw 21 9 8 4 29 23 11 5 5 1 20 17 10 4 3 3 9 6 6 35
5 Lech Poznań 21 9 7 5 36 20 11 5 3 3 21 9 10 4 4 2 15 11 16 34
6 Piast Gliwice 21 10 4 7 24 21 11 7 2 2 15 9 10 3 2 5 9 12 3 34
7 Lechia Gdańsk 21 8 7 6 25 24 11 4 4 3 13 11 10 4 3 3 12 13 1 31
8 Wisła Płock 21 9 3 9 27 35 11 6 2 3 18 13 10 3 1 6 9 22 -8 30
9 Jagiellonia Białystok 21 8 5 8 31 29 10 6 1 3 18 10 11 2 4 5 13 19 2 29
10 Zagłębie Lubin 21 8 4 9 31 30 10 5 3 2 19 11 11 3 1 7 12 19 1 28
11 Rakow Czestochowa 21 9 1 11 24 32 10 6 0 4 14 12 11 3 1 7 10 20 -8 28
12 Górnik Zabrze 21 5 9 7 24 27 10 5 4 1 17 9 11 0 5 6 7 18 -3 24
13 Korona Kielce 21 6 4 11 12 24 11 4 2 5 8 8 10 2 2 6 4 16 -12 22
14 Arka Gdynia 21 5 6 10 17 29 10 2 5 3 7 10 11 3 1 7 10 19 -12 21
15 Wisa Krakow 21 6 2 13 25 35 10 5 0 5 14 8 11 1 2 8 11 27 -10 20
16 ŁKS Łódź 21 4 2 15 21 40 10 3 1 6 13 16 11 1 1 9 8 24 -19 14

Read more about Ekstraklasa

The Ekstraklasa, which carries the sponsorship name Lotto Ekstraklasa, is the top football league in Poland. It has 16 teams playing each other home and away to decide a regular season league table. The top eight teams then play a championship round while the bottom eight play a relegation round.