Poland vs Colombia Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
The last Sunday clash is by far the best as Poland will face Colombia at the Kazan Arena. Two teams which were seen as the group favorites will have to try and secure a win from this clash. In case of a draw, it is possible that both of them get eliminated from the competition. One thing is certain, this outing is bound to provide lots of chances, goals, and betting opportunities for the football viewers all around the world.
Poland has lost to Senegal in the first round of their group campaign by the score of 1-2. Cionek of Poland gave Senegal the lead mid-first half when he managed to score an own goal. In the second half, Niang increased the lead to 0-2. Krychowiak of Poland netted a goal for his squad in the final minutes of the match. Their star striker, Robert Lewandowski, is capable of producing much more and he will have to step his game up if Poland is to have any chance against Colombia. Their wingers didn’t do their job and the central midfielders weren’t good either. Both conceded goals came from their mistakes and they are surely not happy about that.
Colombia suffered a defeat against Japan with the score of 1-2. They were unfortunate to go down to ten men in the early minutes of the match and had to adopt for the rest of the encounter. The Colombians have only themselves to blame and Carlos Sanchez in particular, as he was the one most responsible having conceded a penalty and gotten a red card. Shinji Kagawa converted from the spot and Colombia equalized through a clever freekick from Carlos Quintero. Osako of Japan got his team up front once again in the 73rd minute of the match with a great header.
Coach Pekerman stated: “The pain we feel is because, after a huge effort, we lost because we were worn down, we were tired.” He will need to come up with a way to boost his team’s moral after the devasting loss in the first round. They have the quality to bounce back if Falcao and Rodriguez are up to the task. James Rodriguez came in the previous game as a sub and had some trouble adapting. He is expected to be a starter in this one, and having him, the best scorer of the 2014 World Cup, would be a big upgrade to Colombia’s starting eleven. Will the Latin heart manage to recover and get a win, remains to be seen?
The two sides have met five times before, with Colombia winning three and Poland two. It is worth noting that the Los Cafeteros have won the last three meetings. Poland’s most recent win over Colombia was way back in 1985. The last fixture was in May 2006 when Colombia won 2-1 in an international friendly. This is an all or nothing match for the two nations, as the loser will get eliminated from the competition. In case of a draw, there is a chance that none of them progress further.
Poland coach Adam Nawalka: “One match doesn't mean anything for Colombia or Poland. We expect a difficult match, but believe we will emerge victorious.”
Poland assistant coach Hubert Malowiejski: “They are very difficult to beat, they have played with more or less the same squad for many years.”
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman: “The most important thing will be to play the game 11 against 11. We want to regain our confidence. Finally, we want to generate a harmony and unity in the team so that we can impose our style.”
Colombia striker Radamel Falcao: “We have two more games ahead and that means we still have the opportunity to progress to the next round. It will be like a final. Each team will battle hard to keep the ball, and will close down the space for their opponents to operate in.”
Poland vs Colombia Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches) without WC 2018 matches
|SHOTS ON TARGET||50||45|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||58||46|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||7||7|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||7||5|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||6||3|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||3||3|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||3||5|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||4||5|
Poland don’t have big injury concerns for the match against Colombia. Kamil Glik is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play, and all of them are highly motivated to play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Colombia also don’t have many missing players for this game. Carlos Sánchez is suspended and he can’t help his teams against Poland. All other players are available to play and all of them are fully fit.
Possible starting lineups
Poland: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Cionek, Pazdan, Rybus; Krychowiak, Zielinski, Grosicki, Blaszczykowski; Milik, Lewandowski
Colombia: Ospina; Arias, Sanchez, Murillo, Mojica; Lerma, Barrios, Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Quintero; Falcao
Poland vs Colombia Prediction
Poland and Colombia lost their opening matches of the World Cup and now they are highly motivated to win this game. It will be one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides. It will be a crucial second Group H match and we expect a true football fight for the points. A draw in match Japan vs Senegal will mean loss by either Colombia or Poland would result in its elimination.
Poland lost 2-1 against Senegal in their opening game on Tuesday and this game is going to be a must win for them. Poland have seen at least three goals in each of their last 11 competitive matches and their main objective for the match will be to score a goal more. Robert Lewandowski has netted 21 goals in his last 16 appearances for his national team and he will be their key player for the match against Colombia. On the other side Colombia came into the tournament as a strong favorite to win, but after the opening round they are not in good position. Colombia were also on the end of a 2-1 defeat in their opener. James Rodriguez is fully fit for the match and with 21 goals in 64 games for Colombia will be their key player for this clash. We’re expecting a high scoring game here and for sure we will enjoy in a good game of football with lots of excitements and thrills.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Poland vs Colombia Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect from both sides to score, but also expect to see more then two goals here. Both teams have a chance to pick up all three points, so the best option is to place your bet on goals – Over 2.5 goals. But, if you want to win more cash from this match then can try with bet on Colombia to win.
Poland vs Colombia Correct Score Prediction
We expect from Colombia to pick up all three points on this match, but also expect from both sides to score. So, our risky bet goes on correct score 1-2.
Poland vs Colombia Goal-scorer prediction
Robert Lewandowski will be a key player for Poland, while on the other side James Rodriguez will be most dangerous player in Colombia’s team. Both play for Bayern, and we expect from both to score on this match. So, you can win more cash with bet on Lewandowski and James to score. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.