Poland vs Portugal UEFA Nations League
Poland’s selection was one of the great disappointments of the last World Cup when eliminated in a fairly balanced group, but where it was believed that the Poles could move on and even enjoy the fact that they did not have a shark properly so as to surprise by the positive.
In the second round, the elimination was a given, after the defeats with Senegal by 1-2, and Colombia, by 0-3.
The poor performance in the event, combined with the very questionable options of Adam Nawalka, prompted the Polish Federation to change selectors and to bet on Jerzy Brzeczek, 47.
In their debut, managed to steal points to Italy in Bologna with a 1-1 draw in a game where it was even the Poles to get ahead on the scoreboard and to hold the advantage until the last quarter of an hour of the match .
A few days later, the first game on Polish soil, in a private match in Wroclaw against the Republic of Ireland, where Brzeczek took advantage to do some experiments, in a strategy that did not run in the best way, since the game ended tied to a ball and Poland only came to respond to the goal conceded at 53 ‘and 87’, in a game where, despite everything, had more initiative and sought to win.
The Portuguese team returns to compete for the League of Nations, where they beat Italy 1-0 in a game where they were superior to the Italians at the Estádio da Luz.
However, the return to competition after participating in the World Cup in Russia, where Portugal did not go beyond the knockout round, where they fell against Uruguay, took place in a particular one played a month ago, in the Algarve, before the world runner-up Croatia.
The game ended up tied for a ball, but Portugal left a good image and even did enough to be able to score more and win the match, but could not be effective in finishing the match and even ended the match with an equality.
The big loss in the squad of Fernando Santos is again that of Cristiano Ronaldo, the “best in the world” that asks the Federation for the second consecutive time not to be called.
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In the games he held a month ago, Portugal showed quality and it seems that Fernando Santos begins to open his eyes a little to the quality of the choices he has at his disposal, in order to try to take over the games and try to leave the opponent with more confidence that can make some goals, instead of playing for the minimal services, as he has been practically always doing since joining the Seleção so far.
The absence of CR7 was not noticed, I believe that the collective’s chemistry even works better without the striker of Juventus, there are pieces that can stand out more, as are the cases of Bernardo Silva and André Silva, two players who have played in the Premier League and La Liga this season.
Poland, for the rest, does not deserve much consideration, given that its football has declined and, individually, are a selection with inferior quality to the Portuguese.
Exception made to Lewandowski and eventually Zielinski, will not be many more overcoming the Portuguese.
So, adding all this obviously to what I saw of the two teams a month ago, I believe that there is all the value in Portugal to win the game with the protected draw.
Betting Tips: Portugal DNB