Ekstraklasa duel: Close contest expected between Warta Poznań and Stal Mielec

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Competition: Poland Ekstraklasa
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 15:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion przy Drodze Dębińskiej (4694 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Warta Poznań are in the 7th position while the guesting Stal Mielec worry at 15th.

Insights:
  • Warta Poznań have the fewest scored goals in the first half (7) in Ekstraklasa
  • Stal Mielec have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

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!

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Warta Poznań form and stats

When playing at home in the Ekstraklasa, Warta Poznań, who have the fewest scored goals (10) at home in Ekstraklasa, have managed 5 wins, 1 draw and suffered 5 defeats from 11 games. The opportunity of a proper winning streak is there for the hosts, with two straight wins here at Stadion przy Drodze Dębińskiej.

Before that, Warta Poznań had a home game versus Podbeskidzie which ended with a victory 2-0.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Poznań have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found twelve matches with the results: Won six, drawn two and lost four.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Poznań here at Stadion przy Drodze Dębińskiej in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (10 from 11 games). It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Poznań have only conceded 10 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Stal Mielec form and stats

Stal Mielec have only collected 6 points from their away games in the Ekstraklasa, after 1-3-7 (11 played). Three might be a magic number, but there's been little wizardry in Mielec's last three away games as they have all been lost.

It might be tough going out on the road again for Mielec, facing their second straight away game. Especially as the previous game, ended with a defeat 1-3 versus Wisa Krakow (placed 11th). That result followed a home victory 2-1 versus Podbeskidzie.

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

The visiting Mielec have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 13 goals from 11 games. For Mielec, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Stal Mielec - Poznań 0-1. Head-to-head totals (for the last five meetings): Poznań won two games, zero matches ended with a draw and Stal Mielec has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: one / four

Top Goalscorers

Warta PoznańM. Kuzimski
M. Kuzimski
6 goals
Stal MielecM. Domański
M. Domański
5 goals
Warta PoznańJ. Grzesik
J. Grzesik
4 goals

Warta Poznań missing players

Stal Mielec missing players

Warta Poznań Stal Mielec
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
23 11 4 Played P 2 11 22
10 5 4 Won W 0 1 4
2 1 0 Drew D 1 3 7
11 5 0 Lost L 1 7 11
26 10 7 Scored S 3 13 24
26 10 1 Conceded C 4 22 39
96% 91% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 91%
57% 55% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 91% 77%
43% 36% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 64% 55%
13% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 36% 36%
9% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 18% 18%
43% 27% 25% BTTS BTTS 100% 82% 64%
30% 45% 75% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 9%
30% 36% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 18% 36%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.5 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.2 2
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
8.3 7.3 6 Shots (avg) S ( 6.5 8.1 9.9
3 2.8 2.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 4.1 4.2
38% 32% 70% Goal Efficiency G E 43% 29% 26%
Key stats in Ekstraklasa this season:
  • Stal Mielec have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Stal Mielec have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Stal Mielec haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Warta Poznań have the fewest scored goals (10) at home in Ekstraklasa
  • Warta Poznań have the fewest scored goals in the first half (7) in Ekstraklasa

  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 23 16 3 4 45 24 12 8 1 3 28 19 11 8 2 1 17 5 21 51
2 Pogoń Szczecin 23 12 5 6 28 17 11 6 4 1 12 4 12 6 1 5 16 13 11 41
3 Rakow Czestochowa 22 10 7 5 32 22 12 6 3 3 13 8 10 4 4 2 19 14 10 37
4 Piast Gliwice 23 9 7 7 29 23 11 4 3 4 12 11 12 5 4 3 17 12 6 34
5 Lechia Gdansk 22 10 3 9 29 25 11 5 1 5 17 13 11 5 2 4 12 12 4 33
6 Gornik Zabrze 23 9 5 9 26 24 12 5 2 5 18 16 11 4 3 4 8 8 2 32
7 Warta Poznań 23 10 2 11 26 26 11 5 1 5 10 10 12 5 1 6 16 16 0 32
8 Slask Wrocaw 22 8 6 8 25 22 11 6 4 1 15 8 11 2 2 7 10 14 3 30
9 Lech Poznan 23 7 8 8 31 30 11 3 5 3 14 14 12 4 3 5 17 16 1 29
10 Zagebie Lubin 22 8 5 9 26 28 11 5 3 3 15 14 11 3 2 6 11 14 -2 29
11 Wisa Krakow 22 7 7 8 33 29 11 4 1 6 17 19 11 3 6 2 16 10 4 28
12 Jagiellonia Biaystok 22 8 4 10 29 35 10 4 3 3 16 13 12 4 1 7 13 22 -6 28
13 Wisła Płock 23 6 7 10 27 35 12 3 3 6 11 14 11 3 4 4 16 21 -8 25
14 Cracovia Krakow 23 6 10 7 24 28 12 4 5 3 16 17 11 2 5 4 8 11 -4 23
15 Stal Mielec 22 4 7 11 24 39 11 3 4 4 11 17 11 1 3 7 13 22 -15 19
16 Podbeskidzie 22 4 6 12 21 48 11 4 3 4 13 20 11 0 3 8 8 28 -27 18

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.