Poland vs Netherlands: prediction for the UEFA Nations League game
Poland are currently in 3rd place in Group A with four points. They have a small chance of finishing top of the group, but their competitors are Belgium and the Netherlands, and Czesław Michniewicz's men need to win the remaining games to overtake those teams. It is extremely unlikely, however, considering Poland's team form - previously, the White Eagles lost to Belgium twice (1:6, 0:1) and only triumphed over Wales (2:1).
Poland were successful in the World Cup qualifiers. They defeated Sweden (2:1) and have made it to the main draw of the tournament. The Red-and-Whites also looked quite good in their recent friendlies.
The Netherlands are unbeaten since Euro-2020. Back then, they lost to the Czech Republic in the playoffs (0:2). Since that defeat, the Dutch team played 13 matches and won in nine of them.
Louis van Gaal's men won most of the Nations League games, but couldn't overcome Poland in the reverse fixture (2:2). They beat Wales twice (2:1, 3:2) and crushed Belgium (4:1). Currently, the Netherlands lead their group with 10 points, three points ahead of the closest competitor Belgium.
In 2 of Poland's last 3 games, there were no more than 2 yellow cards.
In 3 of the Netherlands' last 4 games, the score was tied at halftime.
More than 2 goals were scored in 3 of Poland's last 4 games.
We believe that the hosts have no real chance of winning this game. The Dutch team is the strongest one in the group, but the Belgians are only three points behind, so van Gaal's men will push hard to win today and secure the leadership.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to Netherlands
The visitors are on top form and should deliver a solid performance on defense. They haven't lost since last summer, and even Robert Lewandowski might be unable to make a difference here.
Second prediction - one side to not score