Portugal vs Poland predictions and betting tips for the final round of Nations League matches this week. Portugal already have a place in the semi-finals but will want to end with another win against Poland here.
Portugal have already won this group and Poland have been relegated.
Poland haven’t won any of their last five matches.
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The first and best of our Portugal vs Poland betting tips is for both teams to score and this is mainly because there is nothing to play for in this match so we should get a combination of teams attacking more than they usually would, and changes to the sides so players will want to impress.
Both teams have scored in five of Poland’s last seven matches and this is a strong stat for international matches as there tends to be fewer goals.
It remains to be seen who will be in the starting line-ups for both sides here but if Valencia’s Goncalo Guedes is given a chance from the start, he looks a worthy selection for an anytime goalscorer tip. The winger has already scored three times for his country after coming through the younger ages and he’s a must for our Portugal vs Poland betting tips. His odds to score anytime are 100/30 with Betway.
We’re going for a 1-1 correct score to complete our Portugal vs Poland predictions on this match because there is every chance that Portugal will be much weaker from the changes that they make. This match is effectively a friendly now so the points could be shared.
This match doesn’t mean anything in the context of UEFA Nations League finishing places, but it might have a knock-on effect for Poland as the Euro 2020 qualifying gets underway. Relegation for Poland means they will be demoted to League B for the next round of matches and their chances of having the assurance of a Euro 2020 play-off through the Nations League are slim.
Portugal secured their status as Group winners with a 0-0 draw against Italy at the weekend, meaning they have a place in the semi-finals to be played in Porto next summer.
The hosts sit top of the table on seven points following a draw and win against Italy, and victory in Poland. They won that match 3-2 and that set Poland on a run of three straight defeats. Portugal are expected to make some changes for this match as manager Fernando Santos begins to consider his squad and players for the finals next summer, and the Euro 2020 qualifying process.
Cristiano Ronaldo won’t play and there are injuries to Andre Gomes, Fabio Conentrao and Gelson Martins.
Portugal are on a run of six four matches unbeaten at home but they do have a habit of throwing in the odd poor performance in friendlies (which this basically is now) and draws against Tunisia and the USA, and a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands illustrate this.
It has been a very poor first Nations League campaign for Poland who have only managed to pick up one point so far. In fairness to them, that was a good point away to Italy in their opening match, but they haven’t built on that and have been relegated from the top table.
Defender Maciej Rybus will miss this match and there are a number of omissions from this squad who may have expected to be called up. One player who was poor at the World Cup was Robert Lewandowski and it remains to be seen if he will be given the night off given that Poland have nothing ti play for here.
The Poles are currently on a five match winless run and they’ve lost their last three, failing to score in the last two.