Krakow and Piast Gliwice face off at Stadion Cracovii im. Józefa Piłsudskiego, in a match for the 7th round of the Ekstraklasa. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 7 matches won 4, tied 2 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, in 16 ‑09‑2019, for the Ekstraklasa, Cracovia Kraków won by (2‑0). T. Huk (42 ‘Autogolo) and M. Rakoczy (47′) scored the goals for Krakow. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
Krakow Kraków :
The home team is currently in 15th position, with 2 points won, after 1 victory, 4 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against Raków Częstochowa by (2‑2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Śląsk Wrocław by (3‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the Super Cup, they beat Legia Warszawa away by (4‑5), in the shoot-out on penalties. In their last 10 home games, Krakow has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches for this competition. This is a team that has had difficulties in opening the scoring and that only managed to score the first goal once in the last 9 games. In 9 games, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 13 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 7 of their 16 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Krakow suffered their first defeat in the championship and of course they didn’t like that. By needing to get out of the bottom of the table, you will have to show more desire and determination on the field. This should happen from now on, because little by little the competition is approaching the end. As he will face the last classified, it is his obligation to add the three points, especially for playing in his stadium.
Piast Gliwice :
After 1 draw and 5 losses, the visiting team is currently in 16th position, with 1 point won. In their last match, they lost to Lech Poznań at home by (1‑4), after losing away in the previous match, in a match against Stal Mielec, by (3‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 8 victories, 3 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 12 suffered. In their last 10 away matches, Piast Gliwice has recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 6 matches. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition.
Piast are having a terrible campaign in the Polish league, so they are in last position. He added only one of the eighteen points contested and also has the worst attack and one of the worst defenses in the competition. So it is clear that many things have to change, because otherwise you will be in serious risk of falling for the second division. Therefore, you will have to present a different stance on the pitch or you will remain in this dire situation.