Poland vs Portugal Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
And a race for the EURO 2016 continues with quarter-final matches and first in line is Poland vs Portugal. Two teams are highly motivated to reach semifinals and they will try to do that in Marseille at Stade Velodorme on Thursday evening. We expect fantastic football and real football fight with lots of yellows, corners and of course, we expect to see scoring in regular time.
Poland came to this stage after winning against very good Switzerland only just after penalties. Even though Switzerland may showed more, sports luck this time was on Polis side. They did finished group stage on second place and without conceded goal but generally they didn’t show much. Closed and calculated matches, playing on result is not attractive for supporters and the audience but it gives results. A lot was expected from Lewandowski but at this championship, so far, he is invisible. Poland came in a very good form to this championship however it seems they already got tired.
Portugal as well came to this round after winning against Croatia in extra time. Tired legs are expected in this match and we won’t see too much running. Slow game with most of the action around center is expected. Speaking of sports luck, Portugal is a textbook for that. They passed the group just barely from the third place and won in 1/8 finals scoring goal in 117th minute after much better Croatia. In this match they enter as favorites but only statistically. According to what they showed so far, this team should already be home.
All in all match Poland vs Portugal will be very interesting to bet on as very good betting odds are offered and as first quarter-finals match it will be also very interesting to watch as it will be a great introduction to other three matches that we are expecting in days to come. Read our betting preview and place your bets on high betting odds with huge chance for winning.
Poland vs Portugal - Press conference
Poland coach Adam Nawalka said on press conference: "Portugal are a team with great potential who like to attack, but they can also defend well. What’s very clear is that when they recover possession they are very dangerous on the counterattack. We’re expecting a difficult match but we want to control it according to our game plan."
Portugal coach Fernando Santos said before the match: "I have 23 players in very good form. My team is highly motivated. They know what they want and it’s them who need to go out and win this match."
Referee: Felix Brych (GER); Assistant referees: Mark Borsch (GER) and Stefan Lupp (GER)
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Poland do not have many missing players for this very important game with Portugal. Wojciech Szczesny is only one player who is doubtful for the match. All other players are highly motivated and they are eager to qualify for semifinals.
On the other side Portugal have two doubtful players for the quarterfinals. André Gomes and Raphael Guerreiro are not fully fit and they are doubtful for this match against Poland. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
Possible starting lineups
Poland: Fabianski; Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Jedrzejczyk; Blaszczykowski, Krychowiak, Maczynski, Grosicki; Milik, Lewandowski
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Soares, Pepe, Fonte, Guerreiro; Joao Mario, Adrien Silva, Carvalho, Renato Sanches, Nani; Ronaldo
In this match there are two players who are expected to stand out for the team and for their nation. On one side it is Robert Lewandowski and on the other it is Cristiano Ronaldo. Both of them are top class players and in this championship neither of them showed what they can and know.
Poland: Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jakub Blaszczykowski
Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Pepe, Adrien Silva
Arkadiusz Milik, Poland forward: "We don’t feel any additional pressure about reaching the semi-final. We want to do our best in every match and that will be the same tomorrow."
Adrien Silva, Portugal midfielder: "Poland are going to be a very difficult opponent. We have to be humble on the pitch and focus on what we need to do - and be as competent as possible."
Poland vs Portugal Prediction
What a great football match on Thursday evening at Stade Velodorme in Marseille, and first quarterfinals match Poland vs Portugal brings us fantastic opportunity to place our bets and earn some money. Both teams are highly motivated and eager to reach semifinals and we expect real football fight. They play different kind of football, but for sure both of them will play very aggressive from the first minute and we expect lots of yellows. Poland play very strong football in defense line, but it will not be their tactic for the match against Portugal. They know that Portugal can do a lot if they play only defending, so they will try to score from the first minute. On the other side Portugal have fast players and for sure several individuals who can score. Their main objective for this match will be to score at least one goal more, but they have to play very cautious.
However our prediction and betting tips for match Poland vs Portugal Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect to see scoring for both teams in first 60 minutes. Then, in last 30 minutes one team will score for sure. We believe it will be Portugal and our second betting pick for this match is Portugal to win. You can find fantastic offer with enhanced odd here. If you want to take more risk and try to earn more money place your bet on fantastic odd 22.00 on bet Ronaldo to score first goal and Portugal to win 2:1. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.