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STATCORE’s eye on handball part 13: Superliga

Another great weekend in the best Polish handball league – PGNiG Superliga, for whom STATSCORE is the official stats and data provider. Let us take you on a statistical walk through the games.

PGE VIVE Kielce – Wybrzeże Gdańsk 42:28 (22:13)

At least 20 goals scored in both halves, 40 goals in the match for the fourth time this season. In match against Wybrzeże Gdańsk, PGE VIVE Kielce showed their strength and they confirm that they are unquestionably the best Polish handball team.

It was really a good teamwork for Kielce. 5 players (Aguinagalde, Fernandez Perez, Jachlewski, Jurkiewicz and Moryto) scored 5 goals. Only one Vive field player, who played in this match (Alex Dujshebajev), didn’t score a goal.

In season 2008/2009 Wybrzeże Gdańsk was one of two teams (also Wisła Płock) who beat VIVE in league. In current season they compete for a place in the play-offs – after 13 of 26 rounds they are on 9th place.

Interesting seasonal stats before re-matches
VIVE:  Arkadiusz Moryto is the best scorer in league at the moment. He beat opponent’s goalkeepers 81 times (with very good throws efficiency – 81,82%)
Wybrzeże: Team from Gdańsk play very aggressively. They got 71 2-minutes suspension in 13 matches (over 5,5 per match) – only MKS Zagłębie Lubin got more suspensions (72).

Pogoń Szczecin – Chrobry Głogów 20:26 (9:11)

Chrobry Głogów won 4th league match against Pogoń Szczecin in a row. This time they won an away match by 6 goals. This is a good prognostic before next round’s very important match against Piotrkowianin Piotrków Trybunalski (a team which have also 18 points after 13 rounds).

For Pogoń Szczecin it was eleventh lose during this season.  They scored only 20 goals, what is really poor result in a handball match. Only MMTS Kwidzyn scored less amount of goals this season (Pogoń – 319, MMTS – 312).

Interesting seasonal stat before re-matches
Pogoń:Paweł Krupa tried to beat opponent’s goalkeepers 147 times (36 times more than second Marko Panić).
Chrobry: Chrobry goalkeepers saved 15 7-meter throws this season.

Piotrkowianin Piotrków Trybunalski – SPR Stal Mielec 34:26 (13:16)

After first half of the match against Piotrkowinain, Stal Mielec’s fans thought that their team could win this game. But home team played fantastic 30 minutes (21:10) and won third league match in a row.

Piotrkowianin players were more effective in 6-meter throws (72% efficiency against Stal’s 51%). Their goalkeepers played a really good match – they saved 41% of rivals’ throws.

Interesting seasonal stat before re-matches
Piotrkowianin: Piotrkowianin players throws with 64,75% efficiency. Only Champions League participant’s – Orlen Wisła Płock and VIVE Kielce are better in this statistic.
Stal: they have big problem with their defense play. They concede almost 33 goals per match (426 lost goals)

Arka Gdynia – Gwardia Opole 29:40 (12:20)

After 13 league rounds Arka Gdynia is at the last place in the league table with only one win. This time they lost against Gwardia Opole and they were the worse team in each aspect.

When was the last time Gwardia scored at least 40 goals? Woah…  3rd of April, 2004 – away  match against Biała Podlaska (40:34)

Interesting seasonal stat before re-matches
Arka Gdynia: 122 throws off target – it is definitely too much. No other team have missed the goal that many times.
Gwardia Opole : Patryk Mauer is the player who threw 30 penalty shots this season (25 ended with a penalty goal).

Orlen Wisła Płock – Azoty Puławy 28:17 (12:10)

Azoty Puławy have a huge problem in matches against top teams in PGNiG Superliga. Firstly, they lost away match in Zabrze against Górnik. Then, they lost by 17(!) goals against VIVE, and now they scored only 17 goals in Płock! It is the worst result in their history in PGNiG Superliga!

The best player of the match was Adam Morawski. Orlen Wisła’s goalkeeper saved 20 (!) throws and had 56% saves efficiency. It happens really rare! Also Michał Daszek with 9 goals was great this time.

Interesting seasonal stat before re-matches
Orlen Wisła: Players from Płock scored 76 out of 103 wing throws they had in this season.
Azoty Puławy: Azoty players scored 73 goals between 51st and 60th minute in league matches this season.

MMTS Kwidzyn – Energa MKS Kalisz 24:21 (12:9)

It was a match between two worst teams in penalty efficiency statistic (MMTS – 55%, Energa MKS – 57,4%). This time only 2 (!) 7-meter throws were given by referees (both for MMTS Kwidzyn) and both didn’t end with a goal.

MMTS Kwidzyn won this match after 3 league losses in a row and they are still on sixth place in league table. MKS Kalisz is eleventh.

Interesting seasonal stat before re-matches
MMTS: MMTS players blocked 28 rival shots this season.
Energa MKS: Energa’s Dzianis Krytski scored 44 6-meter goals this season (7th place in this statistic)

NMC Górnik Zabrze – MKS Zagłębie Lubin 28:25 (14:11)

35 points in 13 matches. Only one defeat. Górnik Zabrze shows that this season they want to fight for place in the league final. Last weekend they confirmed their strength against MKS Zagłębie Lubin.

76% Górnik’s efficiency from 6-meter throws against Zagłębie 55% – it was the key statistic in this match which determined the result.

For Zagłębie it was 8th  loss in Zabrze in a row. When they won away match against Górnik in Superliga? The 6th of February, 2010 (31:25)

Interesting seasonal stat before re-matches
NMC Górnik: Górnik goalkeepers has the best saves efficiency in league – 32,48%
MKS Zagłębie: Dawid Dawydzik is the most agressive player in the league. He was penalised by 2-minute suspension 22 times.

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