Betting preview: LKS Lodz vs Gornik Zabrze should be interesting

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Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Competition: Fri 13.March
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion MOSiR (12160 seats)

LKS Lodz are welcoming Gornik Zabrze for another important game after their 0-1 result against 14th-placed Korona Kielce.

These are busy days for the home team, as they were in action only four days ago in the Ekstraklasa. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Korona Kielce.

ŁKS Łódź have had a bad season and will be relegated from Ekstraklasa. Górnik Zabrze are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

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ŁKS Łódź form and stats

When playing at home in the Ekstraklasa, ŁKS Łódź, who have the most conceded goals (44) in Ekstraklasa, have managed 4 wins, 3 draws and suffered 6 defeats from 13 games.

ŁKS Łódź lost their last game at Korona Kielce (placed 14th) after a 0-1 scoreline. Ahead of that match, ŁKS Łódź won a home game hosting Zagłębie Lubin (3-2).

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

The ŁKS Łódź fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 16 in 13 matches. ŁKS Łódź's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 18 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Górnik Zabrze form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Górnik Zabrze so far with only 5 points returning home. The records show 0-5-8 (win-draw-lose). Travelling has not been lucrative for the away team as they have returned home without a win in 13 away games in a row.

Impressive finishing from Erik Jirka, Stavros Vasilantonopoulos and Jesús Jiménez secured the home win 3-2 against Cracovia Krakow in their previous game. It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Lech Poznań wasn't a success with a 1-4 loss.

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

The visitors have scored 9 goals from 13 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. Górnik Zabrze struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 24 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Górnik Zabrze - ŁKS Łódź 1-1. Last ten meetings between the teams: ŁKS Łódź won two, Górnik Zabrze won three and five draws. one game with over 2,5 goals, nine matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Górnik ZabrzeI. Angulo Albóniga
I. Angulo Albóniga
11 goals
Górnik Zabrze
J. Jiménez Núñez
10 goals
ŁKS ŁódźŁ. Sekulski
Ł. Sekulski
4 goals

ŁKS Łódź missing players

Górnik Zabrze missing players

ŁKS Łódź Górnik Zabrze
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
26 13 4 Played P 4 13 26
5 4 2 Won W 0 0 8
5 3 0 Drew D 1 5 9
16 6 2 Lost L 3 8 9
25 16 10 Scored S 0 9 34
44 18 11 Conceded C 4 24 36
88% 77% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 92% 92%
69% 54% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 25% 77% 77%
50% 46% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 38% 46%
35% 38% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 23% 31%
19% 38% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 15% 15%
54% 46% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 69% 62%
19% 38% 0% Clean Sheets C S 25% 8% 27%
38% 38% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 31% 19%
 
4.7 5 4.2 Corners for (avg) C F 5.2 4.6 5.1
6.3 5.1 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 5.5 6.5 6.1
2.5 2.6 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.2 2.2
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
325 190 61 Total Shots T S 34 125 280
121 69 29 Shots on Target S O 14 47 108
21% 23% 34% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 19% 31%
Key stats in Ekstraklasa this season:
  • Górnik Zabrze has the most points from losing position (12)
  • Górnik Zabrze have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Górnik Zabrze have yet to win a game away.
  • ŁKS Łódź has the most conceded goals (44)
  • ŁKS Łódź has the most conceded goals in the second half (27)
  • ŁKS Łódź has the most dropped points from leading position (17)
  • ŁKS Łódź has the the worst goal difference (-19)

  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 Gdansk 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 Wisła Płock 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 Górnik Zabrze 26 8 9 9 34 36 13 8 4 1 25 12 13 0 5 8 9 24 -2 33
13 Wisa Krakow 26 9 4 13 33 38 13 6 2 5 19 11 13 3 2 8 14 27 -5 31
14 Korona Kielce 26 7 5 14 15 30 13 5 2 6 10 10 13 2 3 8 5 20 -15 26
15 Arka Gdynia 26 6 7 13 22 37 13 3 6 4 12 15 13 3 1 9 10 22 -15 25
16 ŁKS Łódź 26 5 5 16 25 44 13 4 3 6 16 18 13 1 2 10 9 26 -19 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.