Poland vs Senegal – Predictions, Odds & Betting Tips
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20 June 2018 – 1am AEST
Otkrytie Arena – Moscow – Russia
One of the top 2018 FIFA World Cup contenders, Poland, face strong African team, Senegal, in opening Group H action in the Russian capital. Playing in Russia will very similar to a home match for the classy Poles.
The two teams have never previously met in a full international.
If you’re looking for an outsider to win the World Cup (currently at odds of $41.00), you could do worse than Poland. With a FIFA World Raking as high as Number 10 recently, any side that has Robert Lewandowski on hand to bang in the goals on a frequent and regular basis must be taken seriously and considered a legitimate title threat.
A nation famous for conquering the then reigning World Cup champions France at the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan has a rich football heritage with numerous quality players plying their trade in national leagues all over Europe.
Coach Allou Cisse has a talented unit at his disposal with M’Baye Niang of Torino, Keita Baldé of Monaco and Liverpool’s Sadio Mané allowing Cissé to play an aggressive 4-3-3, with Sakho sitting just behind the front three. Not the worst side at Russia 2018 by any means
Preview & Predictions
Poland offer great value at $2.05 for the win and realistically may start shorter than those odds by kick-off time. I’d take that excellent price ASAP.
Other great options abound in this Group H clash and most of the them are predicated on Robert Lewandowski bagging the ball in the back of the net. Try Poland to score 2.5 goals or more at $2.30.
- Polish striker Robert Lewandowski was equal top-scorer in World Cup qualifiers globally with 16 goals.
- Of those 16, 6 of Lewandowski’s strikes came with two home hat-tricks against Romania and Denmark.
- Senegal’s qualification was never in doubt, winning African Group H easily and securing the spot with a great 2-0 away in South Africa.
- Poland’s Lewandowski to be Top Goalscorer of the Tournament – $29.00
- Senegal to reach a Quarter Final – $6.50
Poland: Wojciech Szczęsny, Michał Pazdan, Artur Jędrzejczyk, Thiago Cionek, Jan Bednarek, Jacek Góralski, Arkadiusz Milik, Karol Linetty, Robert Lewandowski (captain), Grzegorz Krychowiak, Kamil Grosicki, Bartosz Białkowski, Maciej Rybus, Łukasz Teodorczyk, Kamil Glik, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Sławomir Peszko, Bartosz Bereszyński, Piotr Zieliński, Łukasz Piszczek, Rafał Kurzawa, Łukasz Fabiański, Dawid Kownacki.
Senegal: Abdoulaye Diallo, Saliou Ciss, Kalidou Koulibaly, Kara Mbodji, Idrissa Gueye, Salif Sané, Moussa Sow, Cheikhou Kouyaté (captain), Mame Biram Diouf, Sadio Mané, Cheikh N’Doye, Youssouf Sabaly, Alfred N’Diaye, Moussa Konaté, Diafra Sakho, Khadim N’Diaye, Badou Ndiaye, Ismaïla Sarr, M’Baye Niang, Keita Baldé, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wagué, Alfred Gomis.