Poland v Portugal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 11/10/18

Poland v Portugal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Tom Rodgers (@tom11rodgers) previews Poland v Portugal and provides us with his best bets for Thursday’s UEFA Nations League clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Poland v Portugal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 11/10/2018
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: Stadon Slaski
  • Channel: N/A

Poland had a difficult World Cup and were essentially in the ‘group of death’ with Colombia, Japan and Senegal. Poland didn’t get through the group as they only managed to beat Japan and lost to Colombia and Senegal.

Poland come into this one off the back of a draw in their opening UEFA Nations League game with Italy and a friendly draw with the Republic of Ireland.

Star man Robert Lewandowski is set to make his 100th appearance for the national side – in this time he scored 55 goals for The Eagles.

Portugal were knocked out in the knockout rounds of the World Cup by a strong Uruguay side after getting through a group that contained Spain.

Manager Fernando Santos will be without Cristiano Ronaldo which is a huge blow but has a more than capable striker in Andre Silva available at his disposal.

Team News

New Leeds star Mateusz Klich has been in great form this season and will be looking to start his 13th game for the national side.

Krzysztof Piatek, who signed for Genoa in the summer, has been in scintillating form so far scoring 9 goals in 7 games and has found the net every time he has played this season, including 4 goals in the Coppa Italia and will be looking to start alongside Lewandowski.

Andre Silva has been scoring goals on loan at Sevilla this season grabbing 7 goals in 8 games and will be looking to make his 3rd start in a row for the National side.

Potential Poland Starting XI: Fabianski, Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek, Reca, Blaszcykowski, Zielinski, Klich, Kurzawa, Lewandowski, Piatek

Potential Portugal Starting XI: Patricio, Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Rui, Pizzi, Neves, Carvalho, Bruma, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva

Head To Head

  • These sides have met 10 times.
  • Poland have won 3 times
  • Portugal have won 3 times
  • There have been 4 draws between these sides within 90 minutes.

Key Stats & Facts

  • There have been less than 2.5 goals in 3 out of Poland’s last 5 games.
  • There have been less than 2.5 goals in each of Portugal’s last 5 games.
  • Portugal have scored in 16 of their last 18 games.

Betting Odds

  • Poland 19/10 (Bet365)
  • Draw 23/10 (Betfair)
  • Portugal 9/5 (UNIBET)

The Verdict

There have not been too many goals in either of these sides’ last 5 games and I do not expect the goals to be flying in when they meet on Thursday night. I’m going for Under 2.5 goals and also for Lewandowski to grab a goal on his landmark game.

Recommended Bets

  • Under 2.5 goals 8/13 (SkyBet)
  • Robert Lewandowski to score anytime 13/10 (Coral)