Poland vs Czech Republic Betting Preview – 15/11/2018

Poland vs Czech Republic Betting Preview – 15/11/2018

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Poland vs Czech Republic

Poland’s UEFA Nations League odyssey is almost over, but before they face Portugal in their final group game next week, they will host the Czech Republic at the PGE Arena in Gdansk on Thursday in a friendly international. Under new Coach Jerzy Brzeczek, who took over in the summer following a disappointing campaign in the World Cup in Russia, the Poles have won one and lost two of their three Nations League so far and now they run the risk of being eliminated from the top tier of the competition next season. The hosts will be confident going into this game however, having won their last four home ties against the Czech’s.

Many observers are surprised by Poland’s loss of form, especially when they can call upon the services of Robert Lewandowski (who netted twice in Bayern Munich’s 3-2 defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday) who remains one of Europe’s most sought after strikers. William Hill will give you odds of 5/6 for the 30-year-old to be an anytime goalscorer in this match, with Betfair offering odds of 10/3 for the Poles to win and for both teams to score; Brzeczek’s men have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last four outings.

Despite this, Poland has two world class goalkeepers in West Ham United custodian Lukasz Fabiański and Juventus number one Wojciech Szczęsny. The latter will be joining the squad on a high after making a vital penalty save from Gonzalo Higuain, as the Bianconeri beat AC Milan 2-0 at San Siro on Sunday.

Czech Republic Coach Jaroslav Silhavy won four caps for his country and his remit is to get his country to the European Championships in 2020. Just like his Polish counterpart, Silhavy has had a disappointing Nations League campaign, having won one and lost two of his opening three League B Group 1 matches. Last time out Silhavy’s men lost 1-0 to Ukraine who secured their place as League B Group 1 winners, but the Czech’s will want to finish their campaign on a high with a home win against Slovakia next week.

The Poland game will give Silhavy the chance to make his final selections for that game but he may have to do without striker and current top goalscorer for his country so far this season, Patrik Schick, who limped off for Roma during their 4-1 win over Sampdoria on Sunday. The 22-year-old is being closely followed by Arsenal and William Hill are quoting odds of 27/10 for the youngster to be on target in Gdansk on Thursday if he’s fit enough to make the squad.

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