Lechia Gdansk V Jagiellona Bialystok Betting Tips: Lechia – 12 August 2019

Lechia to register fifth straight win over Jagiellona

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Lechia Gdansk V Jagiellonia Bialystok

Monday 12th August 2019 – 17:00 Kick-Off
Polish Ekstraklasa
Pick: Lechia Gdansk to WIN
Odds: 29/20
Bookmaker: BetVictor

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6/5 23/10 11/5

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of 10th August 2019 at 10:20)

Preview: In a repeat of last season’s Polish Cup final, Lechia Gdansk take on Jagiellona Bialystok, only this time it will be three points at stake on matchday four of the 2019/20 Polish Ekstraklasa. Last season’s corresponding fixture produced a 2-0 victory for the home side, who have now won each of the past four meetings in all competitions.

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Lechia Preview – Polish Cup winners to claim fifth straight win over this opponent?

The best team in the country last season. At least that was the case right up until the conclusion of the regular part of the season, as the club nicknamed Gdanskie Lyw (Gedenian Lions) finished top of the pile but only before crumbling in the Championship Round. A run of two wins from their final eight matches (W2 D1 L5) meant a first league title slipped through their grasp, finishing down in third.

Nevertheless, the club still enjoyed a rich amount of success during the last campaign. Results in the league were consistent for the most part, and where they came up short in the league they more than made amends in the cups, claiming both the Polish Cup and Super Cup. Of particular relevance to us was their victory in the former, beating Jagiellona 1-0 in the cup final back in May.

Perhaps still nursing a slight hangover due to their woeful form in the closing stages of the league last time around, but Lechia have made a relatively slow start to the new term. Currently unbeaten and occupying fourth position is far from a crisis, but two draws and a win – with both draws being goalless affairs – still seems a fairly subdued start. Interestingly, though, they did begin last season in identical form and at this same stage embarked on a four game winning run.

A 2-1 victory away at Wisla Plock last time out was certainly timely, therefore, and could be the catalyst for further improvement. They’re also back at home, where their record in 2018/19 was superb (W12 D5 L2, GF33 GA16). So the side from Gdansk will be confident about making it two wins in a row, what would be their fifth in consecutive fashion versus this opponent.

Lechia Gdansk Win to Nil



Jagiellonia Preview – Poor start to new season to continue in Gdansk?

Recent meetings would suggest Jagiellona have it all to do if they are to leave Gdansk with any sort of positive outcome, losing all four previous meetings. The most painful of those was likely the narrow one suffered at the very end of the last campaign, when they went down 1-0 in May in the final of the Polish Cup. Can they avenge that heartache?

For a team that finished 2018/19 with a fairly decent record on their travels, the visitors cannot be discounted. Just two teams could better their record away from home in the league (W7 D2 L7), while their tally of 25 goals scored was the fifth best figures when focusing exclusively on away performances.

However, this is also a team that finished the previous league campaign in the sort of form they would much rather forget, certainly away from home. While they may have finished unbeaten in their final four fixtures at home, on their travels the club ended with three straight defeats in the books. Their final nine away fixtures, meanwhile, produced six defeats in total (W2 D1 L6), and it was this form which ultimately condemned them to a fifth place finish overall and cost them their place in Europe.

The new season has brought about some indifferent form as well. Despite beginning with a very satisfactory 3-0 victory away to Arka Gdynia, Jagiellona since failed to win either of their proceeding matches against Rakow (L0-1) and Zaglebie Lubin (2-2). Hardly ideal form ahead of a fixture which has brought them nothing but misery in recent times.


Lechia V Jagiellona Key Facts:

  • Lechia produced the second strongest home record in the league last season (W12 D5 L2).
  • Jagiellona finished last season with the third best away record (W7 D2 L7), but also having lost their final three away fixtures.
  • The previous four meetings in all competitions have been won by Lechia, who are unbeaten in the last nine as the home side (W6 D3).


Betting Summary

Following their captures of both the Polish Cup and Super Cup, Lechia are now a team to be feared in Polish football. Their record at home last season was very strong, producing the second best numbers in the division in this area (W12 D5 L2, GF33 GA16), while their form so far this season is solid enough having made an unbeaten start with a win and a couple draws.

The visitors are desperately bidding to avoid a fifth consecutive loss versus this opponent, with the most recent of those no doubt hurting the most after losing last season’s cup final. Jagiellona’s record away from home last season was reasonable (their record of W7 D2 L7 was actually the third strongest away record in the division) but a mixed start comprising of a win, draw and a loss dampens their appeal.

Lechia appear to have the beating of Jagiellona at present, not only winning the previous four meetings but having not lost a home fixtures against their opponent since 2013 (W6 D3 since then). Moreover, Lechia’s home form was strong last season. They’ve also made the brighter start to the new season of the two, so it could pay to stick to form and back another victory for the team from Gdansk.