Polish Ekstraklasa 23/24 Season Predictions, Winner Odds & Betting Tips (21 July 2023 – 25 May 2024)
The Polish Ekstraklasa is back with another exciting football season, with Rakow Czestochowa being the defending champions. The 2023–24 season will be the 98th edition of the Polish Football Championship. The competition runs from July 21st, 2023, to May 25th, 2024, and it will be the third year with the 18-team format instead of only 16 earlier.
23/24 Ekstraklasa Poland Season Football Betting Guide
The Polish Football Association decided to start the PKO Ekstraklasa 2023/24 season on July 21, 2023, and end on May 25, 2024. The event is played all across Poland and consists of 18 teams competing for the title. Rakow Czestochowa are the defending champions, having won their first league title last season. Each team plays a total of 34 matches throughout the tournament to determine the champion in the classic double round-robin format.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||Polish Ekstraklasa Season 2023/24|
|🏟️ Venues:||Stadiums Across Poland|
|🗓️ Dates:||21 July 2023 – 25 May 2024|
2023–24 Ekstraklasa Winner Odds & Favorites
Here’s a look at the 2023–24 PKO Ekstraklasa winner odds and the favorites to win the championship from the best football betting odds sites:
Legia Warsaw @ 2.75 (7/4)
Legia Warsaw has been one of the most successful Polish clubs in history. They finished second in the league last season with 66 points, which is two more than they had in their last championship win in 2021. Legia has a very good roster with talented players like Josué, Mladenovic, and Carlitos. They are the favorites to win the league, but not by a big margin.
Lech Poznań @ 3.10 (21/10)
Lech Poznan finished in third place last season after winning the league in 2022. They have been a little inconsistent in recent years, but they are still a big threat to grab the title in any season. Lech Poznan knows how to win championships, as they have won seven of them before. Amaral, Ishak, and Rebocho are all weapons for the Polish club next season.
Raków Częstochowa @ 4.50 (7/2)
Rakow Czestochowa is definitely the most improved club in the last four years in the Ekstraklasa. They finally won their first championship in 2023 after finishing in second place in both 2022 and 2021, even though they won the Polish Cup in those years. They were in the top two in the last three seasons, and they will definitely compete for this one.
Pogon Szczecin @ 9.0 (8/1)
Pogon Szczecin hasn’t finished outside of the top four since the 2020–21 Ekstraklasa season. Their chances are there to win the title, but they would have to improve more. Pogon has never won the championship before, but the Polish league has had two teams win their first title in the last five years.
Piast Gliwice @ 21.0 (20/1)
Piast Gliwice won their first and only championship in the 2018–19 season. They have finished in fifth place in the last two seasons, and their chances are not that high. Piast Gliwice’s best weapons are the two Polish players, Kadzior and Czerwinski. Winning the championship will be a difficult task for Piast, but they can finish in the top three.
Football Ekstraklasa Poland 2023–24 Format & Overview
The Polish Ekstraklasa is organized in a relegation/promotion style with Fortuna I Liga and consists of 18 teams, each playing 34 matches in the season. The last three teams from the PKO Ekstraklasa get relegated directly, while the top three in the I Liga get promoted.
The champion of the Polish Ekstraklasa enters the Champions League qualifications, while the following three teams get into the Europa Conference League qualifications.
The Liga I season starts on July 21, and it will run for almost 10 months. Three teams got promoted to the Ekstraklasa this season: LKS Lodz, Ruch Chorzów, and Puszcza Niepołomice. On the other hand, three teams got relegated: Wisla Plock, Lechia Gdańsk, and Miedź Legnica.
History of the Polish Football Championship
The Polish Ekstraklasa was established in 1927, and the Wisla Krakow Club won it that year. Legia Warsaw has won the championship 15 times, which is the most by any team. Rakow Czestochowa made a huge surprise by winning their first title last season. This will be the 98th edition of the Polish Ekstraklasa. The 18-team format was first introduced in 2021, and this will be the third year with this system.
Last Five Winners
- 2023 – Raków Częstochowa
- 2022 – Lech Poznan
- 2021 – Legia Warsaw
- 2020 – Legia Warsaw
- 2019 – Piast Gliwice
Outright Winner 23/24 Ekstraklasa Season Predictions
Legia Warsaw to Win @ 2.75 (7/4)
According to the bookies in Poland, Legia Warsaw is the favorite to win this year’s PKO Ekstraklasa. They have the most titles in the history of the championship (15), and they have the best roster. Josué was the team’s top scorer last season, with 12 goals in the Ekstraklasa and another three in the Polish Cup.
Legia Warsaw is a majestic club in Poland, and they have a lot of good results in Europe. They went all the way to the Champions League semi-finals in 1970. Legia had the second-best home record last season, but they would have to improve their away form in order to win this championship.
Raków Częstochowa to Win @ 4.50 (7/2)
Rakow Czestochowa finally won a championship for the first time last season, and they will be the defending champions. They have been living the dream in the last three seasons, as they have won two Polish Cups, one Ekstraklasa, and the Polish Super Cup twice as well in that period. Rakow is building a strong team for the future as well, with a lot of good transfers. They are in good form, as they beat Flora in the first leg of Champions League qualification and are the favorites to qualify for the next stage and feel the taste of European evenings.
High Odds Winner Prediction 2023–24 Ekstraklasa Poland
Pogon Szczecin to Win @ 9.0 (8/1)
Pogon Szczecin to win the Ekstraklasa for the first time is a good pick with such odds. The Polish club had great preparations before the start of the season, as they won all three friendly matches. Pogon has lost only once in their last 14 games in all competitions and is in good form. Grosicki had 13 goals and six assists for Szczecin last season, and he is ready to have an even better season with the club.
Recommended Polish Ekstraklasa Season 23/24 Betting Picks
The league will be unexpected this season with a lot of good teams like Lech Poznan, Raków Częstochowa, and Pogon Szczecin, but we will be going with the experienced Legia Warsaw. Make sure to use our Polish Ekstraklasa 23/24 football season predictions and bet them at the betting sites in Poland to have more fun watching the event.