Poland vs Armenia by Gustav
Poland is really looking good in offense, but it's obvious the team will need to improve regarding their defensive approach in case they want to get the first position and easy qualification for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. In the first round, they took only a point away from home against Kazakhstan, even though they had the double lead at the halftime, but lack of concentration from 51st to 58th minute cost them too much. Few days ago, the team hosted Denmark and celebrated 3:2 victory, again lead with three goals difference, but conceding goals later on during the match.
Lewandowski was absolute star in that match, as he scored all three goals, while the Danish players were able to reduce the deficit thanks to an own goal and a goal from Poulsen, however without completely getting back into the match, even though they remained with much more of the ball possession.
Defender Pazdan (22/0) is doubtful, defenders Salamon (9/0) and Wawrznyiak (49/1) are injured, as well as forward Sobiech (13/2).
Armenia, on the other side, didn't leave a very good impression till now, since the team didn't earn a single point in first two rounds, but also are yet to score a single goal. In the first round they lost narrowly on the road to Denmark, but then disappointed completely three days ago when the team welcomed Romania and were outplayed by 0:5 score.
However, must be said that they had to play with a man less from third minute when Malakyan got red carded, while the Romanians responded in the best possible way and already had four goals lead after thirty minutes of play. Visitors will miss midfielder Malakyan (5/0) who is suspended now, but also team captain and top goal scorer Mkhitaryan (60/19), forward Manucharyan (50/9), probably two most important players in their national team. They will also miss defender Hambardzumyan (15/1), midfielders Ghazaryan (51/9), Yedigarayan (21/0), Mkrtchyan (46/2) and forward Sarkisov (35/5).
Poland is doing more than great in offense, with some defensive problems, however this time I believe they have very little to worry about the defense. I expect the home team to prevail with easy here, boosting their morale in front of the decisive and tougher games.