Hello everyone! There are two matches left in the 14th round of the PlusLiga that we need to dissect for excellent betting prospects. First up is a clash between two teams at opposite ends of the table. Stal Nysa hosts Slepsk Suwalki. If the visitors win, after the next round, both clubs could find themselves in the same playoff group, a situation the South-West Polish team would prefer to avoid.Stal Nysa
Following a series of early-season setbacks, Daniel Plinski's volleyball players began to improve. Granted, Stal Nysa still lags behind the higher-class opponents, but what's important is that they're scoring points in evenly matched confrontations.
In the previous round, the South-Western Polish club lost an away match to "Projekt Warsaw" (0:3), highlighting all their shortcomings in a single game. Nothing worked for Stal Nysa, even their attack fell short. By the third set, Daniel Plinski's volleyball players started to warm up but, despite grabbing an early lead, they simply missed the opportunity to at least hold onto a set within the match.
In terms of standout players, nothing changes for Stal Nysa. Zuheir El Graoui is still in excellent condition and it will be interesting to see whether he participates in the Olympics for beach volleyball again, having competed in Tokyo. Michal Gerzhot was not part of all the league's matches, but whenever he did step on the court, he instantly became one of the most valuable players in his team.
"Stal Nysa" is well-organised, thus they very much wish to avoid falling into the 2nd group of playoff contenders, where the possibility of receiving a pass into the prestigious Eurocupe tournament doesn’t exist. The upcoming match against "Slepsk Suwalki" is critical given the current standings, meaning Daniel Plinski's players will be aiming high, especially when playing against one of the underdogs on their home court.
If anyone is losing in the current season, it's usually the club from North-East Poland, typically featuring a score of (0:3). Only with "Barkom Kazhany" they managed to lose but taking one set away from their opponent.
On the other hand, Slepsk Suwalki wins in a similar fashion, often outplaying their opponents, going mostly under the total. Dominik Kwapisiewicz's team's most significant victory can be deemed as (3:1) over Skra Belchatow, secured in the 10th round, notably being an away game.
Slepsk Suwalki boasts a rather accomplished squad. Ziga Stern sometimes does well, Bartosz Filipiak is almost always effective in attack, earning plenty of points even in matches against strong opponents. Pawel Halaba fills his position nicely, although he experiences games where he doesn't quite get things to work and often finds himself on the sub's bench.
Stal Nysa outranks Slepsk Suwalki significantly, making this match have a clear favourite and underdog, thus, we're basing our assessment on this fundamental criterion.
My choice here seems rather evident. I'd wager on the handicap 1 (-1,5) by sets in this match, where logically Stal Nysa should secure victory without much hassle in three sets.