Rakow Czestochowa v Lech Poznan

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May 12, 2023

Lech Poznan travel to Rakow Czestochowa on Sunday 14th May in the antepenultimate match in Poland's Ekstraklasa.

Rakow Czestochowa will be missing Piasecki, Papanikolau, Arsenic (Captain) and Berggren after yellows against Korona last weekend. This means roughly half of their squad is unavailable.

Rakow's best player, Fran Tudor, had an awful performance and it seems like he's already been sold, but nobody is talking about it openly. Even the best attacking player in the entire Ekstraklasa, Ivi Lopez, didn't make it into the match squad. Similar to the Fran Tudor situation, he also appears to be a player who has been sold.

Rakow were crowned Ekstraklasa Champions for the first time in their history on 7th May despite losing away to Korona as 2nd placed Legia failed to beat Pogon Szczecin. This is Rakow's first Ekstraklasa title and there was a massive celebration. In my opinion, the four suspensions were not just a coincidence on Sunday.

Another factor to consider is the Ekstraklasa's Pro Junior System, where teams can earn extra cash for playing U21 players. Rakow, who were chasing the title, chose to skip this system and focus on winning early with the plan to play U21 players later on. However, given the above, now might be the time for them to field juniors in order to catch up with the Pro Junior System and avoid financial penalties for not playing U21s so far.

The recommended bet here is to take a Double Chance on Lech Poznan or Draw. The Asian Line of +0.5 is the same as Double Chance and available at odds of 1.70 on Bet365. This is a 4u stake.

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