Poland Striker Robert Lewandowski. Bundesliga photo
We cannot look outside UEFA Nations League once again for today’s big game preview but we know how difficult these games are for our punters.
On today’s menu, our focus is on a big Group 1 encounter between hosts Netherlands and visiting Poland.
I will try to be brief here today.
Netherlands were impressive in the first edition of the UEFA Nations League where they went all the way to finals before losing 1-0 to Champions Portugal.
Poland on the other hand, never won a single game – two draws and as many losses – in a tough group that also had Portugal and Italy.
Netherlands will begin life without head coach Ronald Koeman who joined Barcelona FC and the side will be under an interim coach in Dwight Lodeweges who will have a point to prove if he really wants the job.
In addition, defender Matthis de Ligt is sidelined with an injury, while Daley Blind is out as well. However, with Virgil Van Dijk, I see no problem for the hosts.
Poland will notably be without world’s best striker at the moment Robert Lewandowski who has been given a leave after his long season with Bayern Munich that saw the target man win the Champions League.
The scoring burden will be carried by Arkadius Milik (Napoli) and Piatek (Hertha Berlin). Going into the game, Polish coach Jerzy Brzeczek has said that they will be banking on working as a team but “every mistake could be ruthlessly exploited by the Netherlands.”
Who to trust? Netherlands has not lost to Poland in their last seven games, check odds here. However, there is less value in who wins, may be if you are a VIP Punter. Trying out an Under (2.5) may be a good risk to take.
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