Poland vs Senegal PREVIEW & PREDICTION 19/06/2018


There is no clear favorite on this occasion, as the two teams are interesting from midfield forward. Therefore, beyond having different football proposals, we believe they have what it takes to alternate the ball and goal situations. Given this reality and knowing that the Poland have a consolidated attack under the command of Robert Lewandowski, we believe that they can score at least one or two goals in this presentation. Of course, the Africans have a level forward like Mané, which can be of great help to get this pick.


The campaign of the Poland towards the World Cup was more than positive, standing out for being an offensive and vertical when it has the ball. She is known for overtaking her lines a lot, demonstrating it in her last two friendly premiación. It comes to equal 2-2 against Chile after winning 2-0 in a partial way, then winning 4-0 to Lithuania a week ago. Much is expected from Lewandowski, since he is the scorer and referent of the selection. Other important players in coach Nawalka’s system are the experienced Krychowiak and Blaszczykowski. Special mention for Milik, who will seek to make a great World despite the injuries he had in the past.

For this duel, it is expected that Europeans use a 4-4-1-1 well marked, which allows them to be balanced between lines and troops when they decide to advance their lines. Their objective is to improve in defense, since they yield many goals when they face opponents of weight in offensive matters. Suffice it to know that they lost 0-1 to Nigeria and beat Korea 3-2 over time to corroborate this claim (both friendly matches played last March).


The Africans come to this World Cup with great enthusiasm, as they have an interesting roster and a star like Mané. They managed to qualify to this instance thanks to their vertical style of midfield forward, having nothing more to maintain the balance between lines and defensive solidity. In this aspect stands out Koulibaly, who has been defending the shirt of Napoli for several seasons. Other important elements for coach Aliou Cissé are the following: Pape Ndiaye, Idrissa Gueye, Kouyaté and Ndoye, as well as strikers Keita Baldé, Sakho, Konaté, Sarr, Niang and Sow.

If we refer to the friendlies played by Senegal in 2018, the team only won one and this was the one that played a week ago against South Korea (0-2). Previously he had equalized 1-1 against Uzbekistan and 0-0 against Bosnia in March, then tied 0-0 with Luxembourg at the end of May. Their only loss in this pre-World Cup process was against Croatia, a game that was winning 0-1 at the start of the second half and that ended up losing 2-1 (0-0 draw in the first 45 ‘minutes of play). In summary it can be said that this team is one with Mané and another without the crack of Liverpool.

There are no previous matches between the two selected, this being the first official to dispute.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.90

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