Pogon performed quite well in their last clash back in October, as they were able to outplay Jagiellonia and record a routine 3:0 victory at home.
They showed that they know how to use the ball possession advantage and put quite a pressure on the visiting side, that crumbled in the 29th minute and scored an own goal. From that point on, the match was pretty much straight forward, as the hosts added two more to the scoreboard in the 49th( a penalty) and the 69th, leaving the visitors without the means to respond in this encounter.
Pogon is currently in 4th place, two points behind the Europa League places, having a perfect chance to improve their rankings in the upcoming clash.
Defender Malec (2/0) is out injured, as well as forward Fraczczak (3/1) plus a couple of more who didn’t play anyway in the new season.
Having only one victory in the first eight rounds of Ekstraklasa league, Podbeskidzie is entering this clash a bit shaken.
In their last clash, they were convincingly defeated on the road to Wisla with a 3:0 result. The home side had a 2:0 advantage after the first sixty-one minute of the match and having a player less on the pitch since the 72nd, practically sealed the fate of the guests in this one. They conceded another one in the last minute of the encounter, and suffer their second consecutive defeat in Ekstraklasa.
Podbeskidzie is currently in 14th place on the table, having difficulties with their appearances, and are three points above the rock bottom position.
The guests continue to miss defender Osyra (2/0) and midfielder Sieracki who didn’t play so far anyway. Goalkeeper Polacek (5/0) most likely won’t appear either. Defender Komor (7/1) should be suspended.
Should be an easy one for the hosts
With their poor performances, it is very difficult to see the visitors doing something significant in this clash. Simply said, the home side has shown much more since the beginning of the season and is more than capable to record a victory here easily. The quality gap remains, and I am pretty confident that they will have no problems in this clash against already shaken visitors from Bielsko-Biala.