Poland vs Lithuania
International – Friendly
Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Stadion Narodowy (Warszawa).
Poland will host Lithuania for their friendly clash at Stadion Narodowy in Warszawa just days after the Friday’s clash against Chile in Poznan, looking to build on their consistency late in the pre-World Cup preparations and impress in front of the home crowd.
The Poles are placed in an interesting Group H at Russia alongside Colombia, Senegal and Japan. They kick off their World Cup campaign against the African representative on June 19th at the Otkrytie Arena in Moscow.
Orly have been in great shape at home but they have seen trouble since early November, as they saw a three-game winless streak and failed to find the net in any of the three games – held off by Uruguay and beaten by both Mexico and Nigeria.
Adam Nawalka’s side eventually returned to the winning ways in a thriller 3-2 win over Korea Republic, though, and Rober Lewandowski and co will surely be very motivated to build on such a performance in the attacking third.
However, the Poland national football team is then hit with a late blow as their most influential defender Kamil Glik picked up an injury in training. The 30-year-old Monaco will not go to Russia and a replacement has been brought in the form of Stuttgart defender Marcin Kaminski.
Lithuania have seen a more lenient schedule recently but they’ve struggled to impress, travelling to Stadion Narodowy with just one win earned in their last four outings, as they beat Armenia 0-1 in March. They’ve seen a lacklustre 2-0 loss to Estonia and only held Latvia to a 1-1 draw since, which will not be as much of a boost to their confidence.
Their latest friendly on Friday against Iran ended in a 1-0 loss as well, the margin is much down to the opponents inability to find the back of the net than Lithuania’s defensive work.
It will be also worth to note that their win against Armenia is their only one in 12 games, they drew 2 and lost 9 in the process. Also, that is their first away win in 2 years, ended an 18 match winless run that saw 5 draws and 13 losses.
Poland vs Lithuania: Head-to-head
Poland have earned five wins in 11 head-to-head clashes, with two losses and four draws along the way.
We’ve seen a goalless draw in their last clash back in June 2016.
The sides haven’t seen many goals between them, with just one of their last five matchups ending with three or more goals.
Poland vs Lithuania: Predictions
We will now back Poland to show class, though, and beat the rivals in Warsaw. We have seen Lithuania struggle to score goals and with that in mind, we’ll now back Poland to win to Nil at 1.80 – which should prove the best way to go about the fixture at this point.
We rarely see many goals in their head-to-head clashes and with the premise Lithuania will not find the net here, Under 2..5 goals FT shapes to be a great value at 2.00. We don’t feel we’ll see a very one-sided clash and both sides have struggled to score numbers of goals – which could be further evidence here.
Those who are looking at some odds for world cup can back Poland to finish inside the top 2 at the end of group phase for a decent 1.52 odd. This one must be a banker to grab at the earliest as we expect the odds to drop by next week.
Poland vs Lithuania: Betting Tips
Poland to win to Nil @ 1.80
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00.