Ekstraklasa match preview and statistics: Lechia Gdansk fight Arka Gdynia

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Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Competition: Sun 15.March
Match begins: 16:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Energa Gdańsk (41984 seats)

With their 13 point advantage in the league table, Lechia Gdansk fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Arka Gdynia.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

Arka Gdynia are still fighting for top positions and their benefits.

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Lechia Gdańsk form and stats

Lechia Gdańsk have collected 19 points from their Ekstraklasa home games so far after 5-4-4.

An away draw last time out for Lechia Gdańsk, facing Zagłębie Lubin in a game that ended 4-4. Preceding that match was a defeat to Legia Warszawa (0-2).

A disappointing finish for Lechia Gdańsk in their match versus Zagłębie Lubin as their 4-2 lead was destroyed and replaced with a 4-4 full time score. A goal frenzy last time out for Lechia Gdańsk, with a total of 8 goals in the match against Zagłębie Lubin. Fun stuff to watch!

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Lechia Gdańsk have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found nine games) they have won six times, drawn one and lost two.

The Lechia Gdańsk fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 14 in 13 matches. Lechia Gdańsk's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 13 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Arka Gdynia form and stats

Arka Gdynia have only collected 10 points from their away games in the Ekstraklasa, after 3-1-9 (13 played). The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Arka Gdynia have lost on their last two travels.

Arka Gdynia failed to get anything from their last game, a Ekstraklasa home match vs Wisla Plock (placed 10th) that ended with defeat 1-2. A 0-1 defeat away at Piast Gliwice before that.

Arka Gdynia are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, three draws and seven defeats. From a total of 13 matches.

The visitors have scored 10 goals from 13 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. Arka Gdynia struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 22 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Arka Gdynia - Lechia Gdańsk 2-2. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Lechia Gdańsk won six games, four matches ended with a draw and Arka Gdynia has zero wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: six / four

Top Goalscorers

Lechia Gdańsk
F. Lopes Paixão
10 goals
Arka GdyniaM. Vejinovic
M. Vejinovic
5 goals
Arka Gdynia
M. Nalepa
4 goals

Lechia Gdańsk missing players

Arka Gdynia missing players

Lechia Gdańsk Arka Gdynia
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
26 13 5 Played P 4 13 26
10 5 2 Won W 0 3 6
8 4 2 Drew D 0 1 7
8 4 1 Lost L 4 9 13
32 14 7 Scored S 1 10 22
33 13 4 Conceded C 10 22 37
92% 92% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 92%
77% 77% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 77% 69%
50% 31% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 31% 35%
15% 8% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 23% 19%
4% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 15% 12%
54% 46% 60% BTTS BTTS 25% 38% 46%
23% 31% 40% Clean Sheets C S 0% 15% 19%
31% 31% 20% Failed to Score F T 75% 46% 42%
 
5.2 5.1 5.8 Corners for (avg) C F 4 3.4 4
6.3 5 3 Corners against (avg) C A 6.2 7.1 6.5
2.8 2.2 2.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 1.9 2.3
4 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
272 142 61 Total Shots T S 32 99 259
107 53 23 Shots on Target S O 13 45 103
30% 26% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 8% 22% 21%
Key stats in Ekstraklasa this season:
  • Arka Gdynia has the fewest scored goals in the first half (6)
  • Arka Gdynia have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • Arka Gdynia have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Arka Gdynia haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Arka Gdynia is in the worst form (1-1-4)

  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 26 16 3 7 54 26 14 10 1 3 37 12 12 6 2 4 17 14 28 51
2 Piast Gliwice 26 13 4 9 28 25 13 9 2 2 17 9 13 4 2 7 11 16 3 43
3 Lech Poznań 26 11 9 6 45 25 13 7 3 3 27 10 13 4 6 3 18 15 20 42
4 Cracovia Krakow 26 13 3 10 35 25 13 9 1 3 21 9 13 4 2 7 14 16 10 42
5 Śląsk Wrocław 26 11 9 6 34 29 13 7 5 1 24 19 13 4 4 5 10 10 5 42
6 Pogoń Szczecin 26 11 8 7 27 23 12 5 3 4 13 10 14 6 5 3 14 13 4 41
7 Lechia Gdańsk 26 10 8 8 32 33 13 5 4 4 14 13 13 5 4 4 18 20 -1 38
8 Jagiellonia Biaystok 26 10 7 9 35 35 13 7 3 3 20 11 13 3 4 6 15 24 0 37
9 Raków Częstochowa 26 11 3 12 32 37 13 7 2 4 18 14 13 4 1 8 14 23 -5 36
10 Wisla Plock 26 10 6 10 32 41 13 6 3 4 19 16 13 4 3 6 13 25 -9 36
11 Zagłębie Lubin 26 9 6 11 41 40 13 6 4 3 26 17 13 3 2 8 15 23 1 33
12 Gornik Zabrze 26 8 9 9 34 36 13 8 4 1 25 12 13 0 5 8 9 24 -2 33
13 Wisła Kraków 26 9 4 13 33 38 13 6 2 5 19 11 13 3 2 8 14 27 -5 31
14 Arka Gdynia 26 6 7 13 22 37 13 3 6 4 12 15 13 3 1 9 10 22 -15 25
15 Korona Kielce 25 6 5 14 14 30 12 4 2 6 9 10 13 2 3 8 5 20 -16 23
16 ŁKS Łódź 25 5 5 15 25 43 13 4 3 6 16 18 12 1 2 9 9 25 -18 20

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.