Poland vs Senegal Betting Tip
Poland vs Senegal | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
We’re all gearing up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup next month in Russia, and while many teams are going to be kicking off their campaign sooner rather than later, others will have to wait. Group H, which is considered to be one of the weaker groups in the tournament, will begin on June 19th. On that day Poland and Senegal will square off in the first round of fixtures, and while many fans are choosing to look past this group and everyone in it, we’re of the belief that every single nation should be given a chance to shine as opposed to being overlooked by stubborn neutrals.
Seeding wise, Poland and Senegal are actually two extremely talented nations out of all thirty-two World Cup teams. When you analyse the evidence, however, it becomes clear that neither side has had much luck on the world stage as of late. This year’s edition of the WC will serve as the first time Poland have been in the tournament since 2006, whereas Senegal will compete for the first time since 2002 when they went on a heroic run through to the knockout stages. Both have had a lot of success and a lot of heartbreak, but during qualification, they seemed like they were more than able to handle themselves.
Under the guidance of Robert Lewandowski, Polish fans have high expectations regarding what they can realistically achieve when they get to Russia. While their last major successes came back in the 70s and 80s it’s starting to feel like there’s a revolution of sorts happening over there, even though they’ve struggled to get themselves going in their last few international encounters. Following back-to-back losses at the hands of Mexico and Nigeria, however, Poland got themselves back on track the other night with an entertaining 3-2 win over South Korea.
Senegal have often represented the underdog mentality of African football with poise, style and class, and we’re already starting to feel that yet again in the build-up to Russia 2018. While they may not be the prettiest team to watch they certainly know how to get the job done, and in many ways, they’ll have no real reason to fear anyone in their group. As of right now, they’re unbeaten in their last six games, which includes back-to-back victories over South Africa and a convincing triumph over Cape Verde. Sure, that may not sound all too impressive, but they shouldn’t be written off so easily.
Poland vs Senegal Head to Head
If you’re a fan of fresh match-ups, then this could very well be the game for you. While there may have been a friendly between the two many decades ago, as of right now, there’s no official record of these two countries ever playing each other. Considering that they’re both situated in different qualifying regions, there’s a chance that this could be their only showdown for a very long time. In many ways, that kind of summarises everything that we love about the World Cup – because you just never know what kind of pairings you’re going to end up with.
Odds and Predictions
You can never be sure what the bookmakers are going to be thinking in the aftermath of any given World Cup game, because it’s all just so unpredictable. Still, bet365 seems fairly confident that Poland can pull off the win in this one with odds of 11/8. Senegal are the obvious underdogs at 21/10, although with that being the same price for the draw, it seems like they’re starting to be shown a little bit more respect. Alas, the goals aren’t expected to be coming thick and fast, with under 2.5 being priced at 8/13 and over 2.5 being 5/4.
Poland vs Senegal Top Betting Tip: Poland (3-1)
Senegal are the definition of a tricky team to cope with, especially on a stage as big as the World Cup. Still, it’s impossible to avoid the rise of Polish football over the last few years, and they seem to have the pieces in place for this tournament to make a serious run through to the knockout stages – and because of that, we’ll go for 3-1 Poland. However, before the fun gets underway, we’ve still got some warm-up games to contend with as Poland take on Chile (June 8th) and Lithuania (June 12th), meanwhile, Senegal will play Luxembourg (May 31st), Croatia (June 8th) and South Korea (June 11th).