Piast Gliwice vs. Wisla Krakow 5/30/20 Polish Ekstraklasa Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Piast Gliwice vs. Wisla Krakow 5/30/20 Polish Ekstraklasa Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Piast Gliwice 13-4-9, Wisla Krakow 9-4-13

5/30/20 11:30 am

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Piast Gliwice is hosting Wisla Krakow at Stadion Miejski w Gliwicach in round 27 of Polish Ekstraklasa. 

Piast is one of the best teams in Polish Ekstraklasa this season and they are in 2nd place in the standings with 43 points, 8 points less than Legia at the top. Ekstraklasa has 16 teams competing, with the top 8 teams going into the Championship round, while the bottom 8 are going to the Relegation round. Piast hasn’t been overly good in the attacking end and they have scored only 28 goals in 26 games, but their defense on the other hand has been one of the best in the league with only 25 conceded goals. Jorge Felix has scored 12 goals for Piast this season, while Parzyszek added 7 goals. In their first match since the season started again, Piast was playing against Lechia Gdansk in the Polish Cup. Piast has had 44% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, and 8 corner kicks in that match. This was the first match in over two months for either of the teams which means it’s not showing the true quality of the team. Piast has lost this match 1-2. Piast has lost only 2 of their last 6 games in the Ekstraklasa, and they will probably go to the Championship round, but the only question is from which position.

When you think of Polish soccer, Wisla Krakow is probably one of the first teams that come to mind, but as of late, Wisla has been far from their old fame. With 31 points, Wisla is in 13th place in the standings, 5 spots away from the Championship round, but only 6 points. Before the season was paused, Wisla was on the roll with 8 games without a loss. In their last match in the Ekstraklasa back in March against Lech Poznan, Wisla has had 55% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, and 4 corner kicks. Wisla has gotten an early lead, but Lech tied the result at the end of the first half. The result didn’t change again, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. Brozek has scored 8 goals for Wisla this season, while Blaszczykowski added 5 goals. Wisla Krakow is alongside Gornik the club that has the most Ekstraklasa titles, but they have had financial problems over the last few seasons, and that is why Wisla has been far from the title race for years now. There is still enough time for Wisla to go to the Championship round, but only if they can continue with their form before the stoppage.

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The trends are mixed here, but Piast has won their last 5 home games. It’s hard to say who has the advantage here as Piast has one game in their feet since the season started, while Wisla is coming into this game fully rested but without a single game in over 2 months. There are not a lot of goals scored in this matchup so I will avoid that. 

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