Polish 2nd league, West division
Odra Opole - Gryf WejherowoMatch of polish 2nd league, west division between Odra Opole and Gryf Wejherowo. both teams are newcomers in this division.
Gryf came to Pole yestarday morning to better prepare for this match, since they have about 550 kms to Opole. Iny my opinion its is very unpredictable team. Their form is very shaky and they lost a lot of stupid goals. Its young team, and for Gryf as i remember it is highest league in which they ever played. It is small and poor club but with some good fans.
Anyway hosts of that match - Odra Opole is maybe not big, but for sure well-known club with some history, with very good fans and from big city. For sure they have far much bigger ambitions than Gryf.
This season 10 teams will be relegated from this league due to reaorganization in polish football, so if Odra wants to stay in this league they just have to win matches like this.
So far their form is not as good as it could be. Some draws with weak teams, lost 0:4 with Bytom, or 0:4 home with Rozwoj are not the best results. Anyway i can see some potential in this team, 2 weeks ago they have won comfrotable home 4:1 with strong Rakow Cz-wa, and for sure it shows that this team has some quality. Gryf lost several weeks ago to Rakow 1:3. Gryf's form seems like far from good, lost home 1:2 to calisia which is team weak as hell is not something to be proud of. The same 1:3 with weak Ostrovia. I see quality difference between these 2 teams. Home factor and home fans will be also on hosts side.
Odra Opole will play today with full fit squad. No one is missing. What's more they have contracted new player Pawel Giel (23yo), who was primay midfielder of Ruch Radzionkow in I liga (2011/12), and last season was playing in GKS Belchatow and Warta Poznan. So for sure he will bring some quality to Odra. Anyway it's not sure if he will play today. He had been training in opole for several weeks already but i can't say for 100% if he will be in squad for today match.
Gryf Wejherowo has two important missings. First is Piotr Kolc - captain of a team. He is out due to yellow cards limit. He is 'brain' of this team and very creative player. Just to say that in last's week match won against Ruch Zdzieszowice 4:3 he was a player who generated all of this goal actions for Gryf. For sure big missing for Gryf's team. Second is Patryk Szlas, he is out due to illness. He is a 'bench' players.
I think that Odra will win here, everyone in Opole counts on this team today, and say that any other result than win will be lost. They have chances today to get out from relegation zone and i expect that they will handle to do it.
Pick: Odra Opole