There’s just one team that haven’t scored a point yet and just two who have won all of their matches this season. What happened in the 4th round of the Slovnaft Handball Extraliga? And what is yet to come? Let’s take a look at the stats provided by STATSCORE, the official statistics partner for the top Slovak handball competition!
Povazska Bystrica, have both the best offensive record (130 goals scored) and the worst defensive record (127 goals conceded) in the league. In their last match they beat SKP Bratislava with a score line of 33:30. This is what happens, when you’re setup for all out attack.
After 20 minutes it was 12:5 for away team and all the fans in the Mlynska Dolina venue, realised that it would be really tough, for their team to win this game,
Simon Machac is still the league’s top scorer with 35 goals (7 goals against SKP) but the best MSK’s player in this match was Martin Briatka, who scored 8 goals with 100% efficiency. The word missing in his dictionary that day was “MISS”.
Jakub Prokop, Matus Lieskovsky and Tobias Daniel, were the best scorers for the team from the capital of Slovakia (all of them put the ball in the net 7 times) but it didn’t prevent SKP from losing the match.
MSK Povazska Bystrica have not lost any of the last 11 league matches against SKP Bratislava (10 wins and 1 draw).
It was fantastic second half for Slovan Modra! After a really poor first half, they won the last 30 minutes of the match against Strojar Malacky by 7 goals, giving them their first win of the season. This is what we call – coming back to life!
„Teamwork is key” – we can say that when we look through the statistics. 8 different Slovan players, scored at least 1 goal during the second half of this game.
Strojar Malacky, is the only team with no point in the league so far this season. Average goals per match? Only 22.5 (worst stats in whole league) Number of 2-minutes suspension? 21! They have only won, 1 of their last 20 league matches (against Piestany on 27th of May). The future may not be full of nice surprises, if they continue like this.
Curiosity? Slovan and Strojar are the teams with the lowest throw efficiency (50,84 % and 52,94%)
The match between MHK Piestany and Sparta Hlohovec ended in a draw and it’s the third draw out of the 19 matches that have been played in the league this season. It is worth mentioning that it is also the second draw in an away match for Hlohovec (after 29:29 against SKP Bratislava in the 2nd round).
The leading role was played by MHK’s, Pavol Polaković, who scored 12 goals! As many as the top two scorers for Hlohovec’s (Lukas Pechy and Daniel Kyvala, who both scored 6 goals each)
Sporta Hlohovec’s players are rated as the worst 7-meter throwers in league, with only a 63.6% success rate (7/11). They also missed the goal 43 times, giving them the leading position in this statistic too. Once they get their aim sorted, they might do much better!
HKM Sala, is the only team in the Slovnaft Handball Extraliga, who have gone 4 matches without dropping a point. Last weekend they beat Start Nove Zamky, by a comfortable 5 goals, although after the first 30 minutes, it was just 15:14 to the home team.
What was the reason for this result? The missed throw statistics tell the story. HKM Sala, missed the goal just twice, while Start Nove Zamky’s players, did that 11 times.
Start is the team that has taken the most 7-meter throws in league over the four rounds (23). They have collected 100% of points available from their home games.
Will HKM Sala win their fifth match in a row? It’s a really big possibility – on 30th of September they play Sporta Hlohovec, a team that haven’t won a match this season yet.
This match will be played on the 26th of September. Let’s just say that it’s the game that Slovak handball fans are waiting for. Last season’s best two teams. This season’s unbeaten team (Topolcany) vs a team that have won both of their matches in the Champions League (against Besiktas and Bjerringbro/Silkeborg). We are certain – a big game is ahead of us!
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