It's time to revenge. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces Pogoń Prudnik
Pogoń Prudnik is one of the teams that has found a way to defeat FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław this season. Now the team from Wrocław wants to take revenge, but this task will be difficult. On Friday, March 1, both teams will meet in Wrocław. In November 2018, both teams faced in Prudnik. It was a hard game, and the hosts did better and won 87:80. In Prudnik, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław fought hard but it wasn't enough to beat Pogoń - the team which plays well in its own hall, supported by lound cheers from its fans. Now, both teams have a different situation in the league's table. FutureNet Śląsk is the leader, but it must strive hard to maintain the lead. Right behind it back is Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz and Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut. Each of these teams has 42 points, and FutureNet Śląsk is a leader because it played one match less. But it also means that there may be reshuffles any time at the top of the table, so leaders must win regularly to not to lose their position. On the other hand, Pogoń Prudnik fights for promotion to the playoff round. There's a hard fight to win the playoff spot, as there are 5 teams still in the game. STK Czarni Słupsk (38 points), Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych (38 points), Pogoń Prudnik (37 points), Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków (37 points) and Biofarm Basket Poznań (37 points) - these are the teams that dream about promotion to the best 8 of the league. Five contenders, but only two places - that means that each of them in the end of the main round must fight for victory even harder than usual. And it's also a sign that in Wrocław, Pogoń Prudnik will fight hard against FutureNet Śląsk not caring about the hosts hasn't been beaten in their own hall yet. Pogoń Prudnik has a several experienced players in the team, just to mention 30 years-old power forward Wojciech Pisarczyk (15,1 points and 6,2 rebounds per game), 37 years-old small forward Marcin Sroka (13,6 points and 4,8 rebounds per game), 42 years-old (!) playmaker Grzegorz Mordzak (11,4 points and 3,2 assists per game) and 30 years-old point guard Tomasz Prostak (best shooter of the team with 17,5 points per game, and also 3,7 assists and 4,5 rebounds). These players have seen a lot in professional basketball, so they know how to handle the pressure and also how to help younger players to deal with such a mental load. It's also worth noting that Pogoń Prudnik has quite good overall stats this season. The team scores 83,2 points per game, loses 83,6, has about 35 rebounds and 17 assists. 3-points shooting accuracy level is nice, reaching 35%, and in 2 points shots Pogoń has 53,4% efficiency. It all shows that Pogoń, despite its below-expectations position in the league's table, can always be a dangerous competitor. FutureNet Śląska coach Radosław Hyży has a problem regarding the team's squad before the match with Pogoń Prudnik. In the previous round, Aleksander Dziewa suffered an ankle injury and it's doubtful wheter he'll be available to play against Pogoń. His absence might be a problem, as Dziewa is the leader of FutureNet Śląsk this season. But after all, the team from Wrocław has a wide composition and players who can replace Dziewa, like Bartłomiej Pietras or Mateusz Jarmakowicz. And even without a leader, FutureNet Śląsk is the favorite of the match against Pogoń Prudnik.