The fight for the Ekstraklasa will continue at the GOSiR Stadium. Arka Gdynia will face Motor Lublin.

Arka Gdynia

After two defeats and a loss in the fight for direct promotion, the Yellow and Blues have finally recovered from their setbacks. In the semi-final match, the players confidently beat Odra Opole with a score of 4:2. The players from Gdynia actually reminded everyone how strong they are during the matches watched by their own audience. At the GOSiR Stadium, the club suffered only one defeat in the last 16 matches of the Fortuna First League. During this time, they also won a 2-0 home match against Motor Lublin. It was the last obstacle on the way to the Ekstraklasa.

This time, Arka did not repeat the situation of 2021 and 2022, when the club from Gdynia left the playoffs after the first game. Wojciech Łobodzinski’s team is aiming for promotion to the top flight, so they need to be as effective as they were in Thursday’s semi-final.

Motor Lublin

Motor Lublin will secure their second consecutive promotion with a win. Mateusz Stoliarski’s players proved in the semi-finals that they are ready for it. The only thing that definitely needs to be improved before the final is efficiency, as despite a huge advantage over Gurnik Łęczna, Motor secured promotion only on penalties. In the penalty shootout, the Lublin players were flawless, although in the first half it was a bit different when Piotr Ceglarz missed a penalty.

The Lublin players have already played in the Ekstraklasa in their history, although the last time they played at this level was in 1992. Winning the final on penalties would mean that the elite Polish division would return to Lublin after 32 years. However, for this to happen, they will have to go back even further in their history to achieve a result they have not achieved since the 1980/81 season, as that was the last time they beat Arka in a league match.

Arka Gdynia vs Motor Lublin prediction

Both teams show effective football in attack. The hosts still have a better chance of winning.

Main – both will score for 1.8

Recommended – win 1 for 1.9

Earlier, the final of the Conference League took place, in which Olympiacos and Fiorentina played.


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