Poland v Senegal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 19th June
Benjamin Swain (@Swaaainn) previews Poland v Senegal and provides us with his best bets for this World Cup Group H match by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Poland v Senegal Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 19/06/2018
- Time: 16:00
- Venue: Spartak Stadium
- Channel: ITV 1
Robert Lewandowski will look to fire his side to victory once again when Poland face Senegal on Tuesday evening.
Senegal have their own attacking threat however, in Champions League finalist Sadio Mane, who’s form this season suggests he will be the glimmer of hope for Senegal after a run of disappointing results for his side.
Mane and co. were knocked out in the quarter final stage of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 0-0 draw with Cameroon and have only won once in their last five fixtures, a 2-0 victory over South Korea.
Three clean-sheets in four matches will offer some hope for the Senegalese however, before squaring up against Poland’s attack.
Lewandowski was Europe’s leading scorer in world cup qualifying, scoring 16 goals. The country’s second top scorer, however, was Kamil Grosicki with just three.
Theres a battle within the ranks within the Poland camp deciding which keeper is the sides ‘number 1’. Lukas Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny have been rotating as of late and the position still hangs in the balance.
Poland’s defender Kamil Glik remains with the squad but will miss this fixture through injury.
Potential Poland Starting XI: Szczesny, Piszczek, Pazdan, Bednarek, Bereszynski, Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Maczynski, Grosicki, Zielinski, Lewandowski
Potential Senegal Starting XI: Gomis, Gassana, Koulibaly, Kouyate, Sabaly, Sane, Mane, N’Doye, Gueye, Niang, Sakho
Head To Head
- This is the first time these two sides have met.
Key Stats & Facts
- Robert Lewandowski scored 16 goals in qualifying, netting in all but one match.
- The Bayern Munich forward has since scored four goals in Poland’s previous three friendlies.
- Poland have conceded in five of their last six matches.
- Senegal have achieved just one victory in five matches of late, a 2-0 victory over South Korea.
- Their top scorer in qualifying was Stoke City’s Mame Biram Diouf with two goals.
- There’s been a lack of action in Senegal’s games of late, with three clean-sheets and two 0-0 stalemates in their previous four.
- Over 2.5 goals has occurred in six of Poland’s last seven but just once in Senegal’s last five.
- Poland 34/25
- Draw 23/10
- Senegal 5/2
Robert Lewandowski was Europe’s top scorer in the qualifying rounds and is on penalty duty for Poland so looks well likely to score. He also recorded over 60% of Poland’s goals so everything appears to involve the Munich dangerman.
With so few goals coming from other areas of Poland’s squad, relying so heavily on Lewandowski, and with Senegal’s strong defensive record in recent matches, I fancy quite a quiet game in this one. Senegal have their captain, Cheikhou Kouyate, Idrissa Gueye and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibali, all in defensive areas so should be no push overs.