Poland vs Portugal (By: Alonso14)
Today, in Uefa Nations League in League A Group 3, Poland will host the game against Portugal.
Group 3 is formed from 3 nationals :
1. Portugal - 1match - 1:0 - 3points
2. Poland - 1match - 1:1 - 1point
3. Italy - 2matches - 1:2 - 1point
In my opinion Poland was a phenomenal team for the last 2-3 years, a team that could have easily beat every force. But unfortunately for them, their great period looks like is fading because they aren't that good team anymore since the ending of 2017. At the World Cup, their performance was atrocious managing to win the last game in the group when it was too late because before that win they lost surprisingly against Senegal and Colombia but they lost because their football wasn't working.
After the World Cup, Poland played in Uefa Nations League against Italy away from home were they draw 1-1 . The draw was pretty equitable . The team is starts to change a little bit in the midfield and in the defence but the attack will remain unchanged . Robert Lewandowski is still the main man in attack and I see him as the only player that can do some damage to a pretty good defence of Portugal . They have other good players too but Lewa is simply world class, he can decide a game by himself.
On the other side, from my perspective Portugal is doing a great job lately. They had an alright World Cup . I loved what did Portugal played lately and I see them as the team with the first chance in this match against Poland. They beat Italy at home with 1-0 but they deserved the win .
Portugal will be without Ronaldo but it shouldn't matter too much in my opinion because I think, surprisingly, that Portugal is a better team without him. I feel like they have more freedom in making decisions when he is not on the field. They played in a 4-3-3 against Italy and I think that they will line up again in the same formation with a very good attack formed with Bruma ( Leipzig ) - Andre Silva ( who's having a stunning start of the season at Sevilla ) - Bernardo Silva ( Manchester City ) . Their midfield is also a good one because they have quality in passing the ball . The defence is also alright and the goalkeeper is fantastic ( Patricio is in my top 8 from all around the world) . The bench is also looking strong especially with Goncalo Guedes and Gelson Martins .
I think that Portugal have the first chance even though they are away from home because a win against Poland will put them into a good position of securing the first place . Even though the competition it's not so important for some teams I like the fact that the money prizes are pretty and also it doesn't bother to quality faster at the next Euro and if Portugal will win the group I'm pretty sure that they will fight to qualify via Uefa Nations League .
The forecast for tomorrow in Chorzow is also alright ( clear ) .
In conclusion, the key aspects are:
-Poland is not going trough a very good time since the end of 2017
-Poland is starting to change a little bit in midfield and in defence
-Portugal is playing great even without Ronaldo
-Portugal can put them in the posture of favourites of the group
-Portugal has an advantage of individualism of some players
I'm going with x2 at 1.41 because it's a match away from home and sometimes a match away from home it could be harder than are you expecting.
Poland vs Portugal prediction
|X2||Bet365||1.41||9||2-3 WON (+3.69 units)|