Match Preview: Portugal 1-1 Poland Prediction and Betting Tips | UEFA Nations League (League A)


Portugal – Poland betting tips for today, November 20, 2018

Kick-off: 20:45 Portugal – Poland
Football: UEFA Nations League – League A
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.34
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 1:1 WON!!!

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Current European champions Portugal will have a chance to celebrate their qualification for the semi-finals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League (UNL), as they take on the already-relegated Poland in this final matchday clash.
Portugal, who are expected to be confirmed as hosts of next summer’s four-team knockout finals, held Italy to a 0-0 away draw on Saturday to win League A’s Group 3, and become the first team to book their place in the last four. They are now guaranteed a Euro 2020 play-off spot – should they fail to make it through regular qualifying. Fernando Santos’ side have largely been unaffected by Cristiano Ronaldo’s lengthy absence and will look to extend their unbeaten run to six games (W3, D2).
A poor haul of just one point from their opening three matches has seen Poland drop into League B – their fate sealed by last month’s 1-0 defeat at home to Italy. Boss Jerzy Brzęczek and his squad now head to Guimarães having stretched their winless run to five games (D2, L3) with a 1-0 friendly loss to the Czech Republic last week.
This will be the 11th competitive meeting between the pair, with Portugal registering four wins to Poland’s three (three draws). October’s reverse fixture ended in a 3-2 victory for the Portuguese.
Players to watch: A second-half strike by forward André Silva secured all three points for Portugal in their UNL home clash against Italy in September. He also netted in the reverse fixture win over Poland.
Veteran midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski got on the scoresheet in the last encounter between these sides.
Stat attack: Portugal haven’t lost any of their last nine home games (W6, D3).
Poland have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last five outings.
Just one of the 12 meetings (including friendlies) between these nations to date has ended goalless.

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