Soccer betting predictions for Poland – Portugal
The big derby in the UEFA Nations League tournament on Thursday night is between the teams of Poland and Portugal as the match will be played at the Slaski stadium in Chorzow.
Both teams can be pleased with their first races. The hosts from Poland made a 1:1 draw against Italy in September, while European champion Portugal won the Italian team with 1:0 at home with Andre Silva. The Sevilla striker does not stop this season and is expected in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo to show his class in the upcoming match in Chorzow vs Poland.
The hosts have four losses in their last nine matches in all the tournaments, and we can not say they are in very good shape. Poland made a draw 1:1 with the Republic of Ireland in its last match, which was a few days after the draw against Italy. In their last five games the hosts have only one success – in their last match of the 2018 group stage against Japan (1:0). There are no big surprises in the composition of Poland for the upcoming matches with Portugal and Italy. We should note the presence of striker Krzysztof Piatek, who has nine hits in seven matches for his club team Jeno in Serie A.
Portugal has suffered only one defeat in its previous nine matches. That was a 1:2 loss to the 1/8-finals of the 2018 World Cup against Uruguay. Then Fernando Santos’s graduates made a 1:1 draw against Croatia in a friendly match and beat Italy at the start of the UEFA Nations League. Even without Cristiano Ronaldo in his lineup, the Portuguese have a lot of talent in the front line. I think Euro 2016 champions will be able to score at Slaski stadium, but given the attacking power of the hosts from Poland, we expect to see goals in both doors.
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