Portugal vs Poland
UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques (Guimaraes).
Portugal came out victorious in a five-goal thriller when they played Poland a month ago in the first of their two Nations League ties. Will the two sides offer a similarly entertaining contest on Tuesday evening when they are set to drop the curtain on the group phase of the competition at Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques?
Selecao das Quinas will come into it in much higher spirits following a streak of three consecutive victories before November’s fixtures. The achievement is greater if we know they’ve done it without the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo or Ricardo Quaresma in their ranks. Andre and Bernardo Silva stole the show instead as they guided the team towards two convincing wins over Poland (Nations League) and Scotland (friendly) in October. Will they inspire a new success Portugal at the death of the campaign?
Portugal vs Poland: Head-to-head
The head to head record also speaks in Portugal’s favour as they won 6, drew 3 and lost 3 of 12 meetings with Poland so far.
Both teams scored in four of last five H2H affairs.
Prior to the above-described clash in this term of Nations League, they played each other in the EURO 2016 quarter-final in France. Portugal advanced on penalties after the regular 90 minutes of play saw a 1-1 draw back then.
Portugal vs Poland: Prediction
Poland took just a single point in three Nations League affairs so far and they will see a drop to the League B football next term. They’ve really been struggling to pick up results recently and will come into this winless in last five matches.
The most recent of failures came on Thursday evening when Jerzy Brzeczek’s men fell 0-1 at home to Czech Republic in a friendly. Robert Lewandowski spent 90 minutes on the pitch but failed to deliver.
We have to see the hosts as favourites based on both H2H trend and current form. We’ll back them to finish a very successful Nations League campaign in a victorious fashion at 1.66 odds.
Portugal vs Poland: Bet Tips
Portugal to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Portugal Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).