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Wisła look to make home form tell against OB

Odense BK must overcome a Wisła Kraków side who have lost only one of their last ten European home games when they travel to Poland for their UEFA Europa League Group K opener.

Robert Maaskant's side will face Danish opponents for the first time
Robert Maaskant's side will face Danish opponents for the first time ©Cyfrasport

Odense BK will look to become only the second Danish club to win a UEFA game on Polish soil as they take on Wisła Kraków in their UEFA Europa League Group K opener.

Previous meetings
• The sides are meeting for the first time in UEFA competition. It is also Wisła's maiden game against Danish opponents and OB's debut experience of Polish opposition.

• In total, 25 games have been played between Polish and Danish sides in UEFA club competition, with the Polish teams recording 11 wins to the Danes' eight, and six matches ending in draws.

• AGF Århus' 1-0 UEFA Cup win at KS Stal Mielec on 3 October 1979 remains the only victory by a Danish club in 11 games on Polish soil. The home side won eight of those with the other two games ending in draws.

Match background
• Wisła have lost only one of their last ten European home games, a 1-0 defeat by FK Qarabağ of Azerbaijan in last season's UEFA Europa League third qualifying round. The seven victories in that run include their last three games at the Reymana Stadium.

• OB have lost all but one of their last five European games on the road, the exception being a 4-3 win at Panathinaikos FC in this season's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. They have also lost their last four UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League group stage away games since a 2-0 win at sc Heerenveen in the 2006/07 competition.

Team facts
• The sides met in a friendly game on 14 February 2009, with OB winning 4-2 at a mid-season training camp in Spain.

• Polish goalkeeper Arkadiusz Onyszko represented OB from 2003 to 2009. He later returned to Poland with Odra Wodzisław. He played against Wisła in the last match of his career before a serious kidney condition prompted his retirement.

• Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, who has Polish roots, was born in Odense when her father, Piotr, was playing for local side Boldklubben 1909. He previously played in Poland for Miedź Legnica and Zagłębie Lubin.

• Wisła's coach is Dutchman Robert Maaskant, who has also led Willem II and NAC Breda into Europe. The former midfielder signed a two-year contract in 2010 after winning acclaim for his work with NAC.

• Henrik Clausen has spent almost his entire career with OB, barring a brief spell as assistant coach at Vejle BK. He led the club's youth and reserve teams for a long while before being given the senior job in 2010, leading them to second place in the league. His side finished bottom in their section in last season's UEFA Europa League group stage.