Pardubice lead the table ahead of Vítkovice already by seven points, while in the 21 games played so far, the main favorite to win the title came out empty-handed only once. Coincidentally, it was in a duel with Energia, to which they lost 2:4 at home.
Although Karlovy Vary remains the worst overall in terms of home games, they have won two of the last three games in front of their spectators.
Sparta started their journey to save the season with experienced coach Hořava with a convincing 5:1 away win in Karlovy Vary. For Prague, it was the first points after a series of six defeats in the regular season.