Poland vs Senegal – Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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Final score: Poland 1-2 Senegal
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The first round of the 2018 World Cup concludes with Poland taking on Senegal at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow.
Group H also contains Japan and Colombia and it is viewed as one of the most open and unpredictable in the tournament.
These two teams have never previously played each other.
Senegal are appearing at the World Cup finals for the second time in their history, having previously reached the quarter-finals in 2002.
One of their stars from 16 years ago, Aliou Cisse, is now at the helm of Les Lions de la Teranga and has stars such as Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly and Keita Balde to chose from.
Poland – who are at their first World Cup finals since 2006 – can call on star striker Robert Lewandowski along with his strike partner Arkadiusz Milik and both of these sides will be aiming to progress through the group.
Both sides will be confident of progressing through this group but Poland will enter this game as slight favourites.
Poland progressed after topping their European qualification group ahead of Denmark while Senegal topped a group containing Burkina Faso and South Africa.
Poland are favourites to win this one, with William Hill offering odds of 21/20 for them to secure victory.
This game is likely to be cagey as both sides would be content with a draw, while Senegal conceded just three goals in their six final group qualification games.
William Hill are offering odds of 57/100 for this game featuring fewer than 2.5 goals.
- Poland picked up 25 points from 10 games in qualifying, wracking up 28 goals in the process
- Captain Robert Lewandowski is their all-time top goal scorer with 52 international goals
- To finish as tournament top scorer at 33/1 with bet365
- Senegal have lost just two of 17 matches since the start of 2017 and none of their last seven
- Fenerbahce forward Moussa Sow is their top international scorer with 18 goals
- To finish as top goal scorer for Senegal at the tournament at 9/1 with bet365
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.