Poland – Portugal, Nations League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR POLAND - PORTUGAL
Poland managed to get a draw with Italy in the first Nations League game, but played quite well. Then they got a draw with Eire in a friendly game. The Poles have to rebound for the weak world cup, which they had and ended last in easy group on paper. However, they remain a very stable team, and they have the full squad, led by the captain, Lewandowski. Moreover, we rarely see Poland losing a match as a host in an official match. This applies to European and World Championship qualifiers.
Portugal were much stronger than Italy in the last round and won 1-0. Then they played without Ronaldo, now they will be without him again. Definitely in Portugal there is a lot of new talent coming from the academies, but there are also experienced players. Selecção das Quinas got eliminated in the round of 16 in the World Cup against Uruguay, which can be taken as a disappointment given the fact that they won the European Cup 2 years earlier. It is interesting to see whether Portugal will make serious efforts and try to take the Nations League, but the lack of some key players in the match with Poland may have an impact.
Poland and Portugal have had a lot of matches with each other over the years, with Portugal having only one victory as a guest of Poland in 1983. The last match between the two teams was in 2016. to quarter finals of the EUROs, where Portugal won with penalties and later won the cup. Now is the time for revenge for the Poles. Here we choose a double chance – Poland or draw at 1.55, because we think that Poland is very motivated for this game and will throw everything for the victory and they are also the hosts here. Portugal are a bit more classy, but players such as Moutinho, Ronaldo, Fonte, Alves, Pereira, Guerreiro, Quaresma and more will not take part, so it is quite logical for us to expect the win more from the hosts here.
POLAND TEAM NEWS
Piszczek, Pazdan, Rybus and Teodorczyk are the most important absentees
PORTUGAL TEAM NEWS
In addition to those listed above, Nani, Rony Lopes, Gomes, Adrien Silva, Gelson, Joao Mario, Rolando, Semedo and Coentrao will not take part for Portugal