Stal Mielec vs Gornik Zabrze
Poland – Ekstraklasa
Date: Friday, 29 August 2020
Kick-off 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadion MOSiR (Mielec).
Stal Mielec return to Ekstraklasa after a 14-year hiatus and can be happy to have earned a point at Wisla Plock on the matchday 1 of the 2020/21 campaign.
Next in their way is Gornik Zabrze, a team that finished 8th in the league last season.
Gornik started with a 4-2 home win over another promoted side Podbeskidzie. But this didn’t come without some scary moments, 3-0 up by half-time, given away 2 easy goals to squander the lead to just 1 before star of the day Jesus Jimenez strike in injury time to seal all three points.
Anyhow, this is no different from what they used to be in last season and clearly they are team relying wholly on the attack to deliver positive results. However, this rarely work for them while playing away from home and ended up with just 3 wins from 18 matches last season.
Stal Mielec, topped the goal tally in the 1st division last season, were also the best defensive side in the league. Judging by how the started the season, it is evident that they could trouble a lot of teams.
For the same reasons, the bookies price the teams as even favourites and without any doubt this could be a tightly fought battle.
This is why we feel that goals will be at a premium in this match and thus under 2.5 goals full-time qualify as the best bet for this Polish Ekstraklasa match.
Relying on Zabrze’s poor record on the road, brave punters can back the home side on a draw no bet for 2.00 odds.
The teams met for a last time in 2016 first division, the first leg was a 1-1 stalemate following by a narrow 2-1 away win for Gornik.
Stal Mielec vs Gornik Zabrze Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.95
Draw no bet @ 2.00 odd.