A REVELATION FROM GLIWIC.
Hardly anyone could have guessed that the team from Gliwice, who in the last season won the team from Nieciecza (4: 0) only guaranteed their livelihood in the last round, will lead the league in the current campaign. Piast is in third place and you can see how great Waldemar Fornalik does in this club. On the other hand, Wisła after a defeat in Sosnowiec is in a difficult situation, as it takes a place outside the championship zone (9th place).
- Wisła Kraków – a defeat with Zagłębie may not have been a surprise, but it was confirmed by the important fact that there is a problem in the case of staffing problems. Marcin Wasilewski, who suffered a knee injury and could not play for several weeks, could not play with Zagłębie. Jakub Błaszczykowski also got health problems and his performance in the Saturday match is uncertain. Such losses in the current situation of the “White Star” are very visible on the pitch. Before a difficult match with Piast Maciej Stolarczyk stated: There is no doubt that he brought the right players to his concept and brought this team to a higher level. Personally, I am impressed by the work of this trainer. Piast plays a good, offensive ball, it is well organized on the pitch. A very difficult task is certainly waiting for us, but I believe that with the support of our fantastic supporters who will once again fill the stands in large numbers, we will manage and the points will remain in Krakow. Also Vullnet Basha’s performance is in question, and Łukasz Burliga will pause for the cards.
- Piast – another good matches and good results are building players from Gliwice. Before leaving for Krakow, this confidence was very strong in the statements of Piast players, as can be seen in the words of Marcin Pietrowski: We will go to Krakow as our own, we know our value and respect the rival with whom we play. We know that Wisła is very strong especially in this offensive formation and shoots a lot of goals, but also loses a lot. We are consolidated, our defensive game looks very good, so that in my opinion it promises to be a very interesting match.
Forecast: Maciej Stolarczyk will have to make a big mistake with arranging the composition for the Saturday meeting. First of all, the lack of Marcin Wasilewski and Łukasz Burliga can be very noticeable, as they were two important characters of the defensive line. Piast lost at least one goal in 11 of the 12 previous away matches in Ekstraklasa. Considering how offensive Wisła is, one can expect their goals in this match. On the other hand, Piast scored a goal or more in 10 of the last 12 clashes in the league, and considering the defensive deficiencies of the Vistula, their goals can also be expected. Proposed types for this match: both teams will score – YES (odds 1.61) / goal in both halves – YES (odds 1.69) / over 2.5 goals (odds 1.86).