Poland – Portugal betting tips for today, October 11, 2018.
Football: UEFA Nations League – League A
Match Result: 2:3 WON!!!
|With a 1-1 away draw against Italy in their first UEFA Nations League (UNL) fixture, second-placed Poland (W3, D3, L4) meet top-of-the-table Portugal (W3, D5, L2) at the Silesian Stadium in Poland. Journeyman-manager Jerzy Brzęczek (D2) took the helm after a poor World Cup (W1, L2), and faces an opponent Poland last beat at Euro 2006.|
|With a tight H2H record since however (W1 pens, D2), Portugal boss Fernando Santos oversaw a win on penalties in their last meeting in France 2016. With 104 international matches on his opposing manager today, Portugal will take on the ‘Eagles’ (POL) without 85-goal Cristiano Ronaldo, with Santos quipping: “It is not just about… Ronaldo”.|
|In various meetings, these teams have battled 11 times since 1976 – Portugal lead with five wins (D3, L3), but since Poland’s 2006 win, there have been three 90-minute draws with both teams scoring on two occasions.|
|With seventh-placed (FIFA rankings) Portugal’s last victory in Poland coming in a 1983 1-0 win, will we see Portugal get two consecutive UNL wins and join Spain as League A’s top performers? Or will 18th-placed (FIFA) Poland go four games unbeaten for the first time in nearly a year?|
|Players to watch: Fifty-five goal Robert Lewandowski will win his 100th cap here and has eight domestic goals in ten games so far. He also scored his second international goal at this stadium, nearly ten years to the day.|
|Andre Silva has seven goals in eight games for Sevilla and has 13 international goals from 28 games, including the winner vs Italy last time out.|
|Stat attack: Five of both teams’ ten last fixtures have seen both teams score (in all comps).|
|Four and three of Portugal and Poland’s last five games (respectively) have seen -2.5 goals.|
|Six and five of Poland and Portugal’s last ten games (respectively) have seen goals in both halves.|
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