Poland and Wales get their respective Nations League campaigns underway when they converge in Group A4 on Wednesday. Our sportsbook offers a great range of betting markets and props for the Nations League matchup in Wroclaw, Poland.
Poland: Attacking Firepower
Poland qualified for a second successive FIFA World Cup after brushing aside Sweden in their playoff final in Chorzow. It was a well-deserved victory for Poland. They improved in the second half and two of their key men stood up to be counted. Bayern Munich star striker Lewandowski proved yet again that he is a great striker and captain Piotr Zielinski finally lived up to fans’ expectations.
Czeslaw Michniewicz, who most recently coached Polish champions Legia Warsaw and Poland’s U21 team, replaced Paulo Sousa, who terminated his contract with the Polish Football Association at the end of 2021. Just two games into his Poland tenure and Michniewicz already had the biggest moment of his coaching career as Poland qualified for the World Cup.
Poland will face Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup, but their immediate focus will be on the Nations League, kicking off their campaign against Wales before also taking on Belgium twice and the Netherlands over the next couple weeks. They’ve only lost one of their last nine fixtures across all competitions and will hope that Wales have their full focus on Sunday’s World Cup playoff final.
Lewandowski is set to lead the line amid the uncertainty surrounding his future at Bayern Munich while Matty Cash could earn his fifth cap at right back. Lewandowski will be determined to add to his 75 goals in 129 appearances for his country, and if you love your props, you should include him in your soccer picks and parlays.
Wales: Expected to Rest Players
These two teams are part of one of the strongest groups in the Nations League this time around. Belgium, as well as the Netherlands, are favorites to take the top spots and this puts huge pressure on the two remaining squads.
Wales face an anxious wait to see if they will be making an appearance at the World Cup. This will be Wales’ first appearance in League A after winning Group B4 in last year’s Nations League. Back in March, Rob Page’s men won 2-1 in their WC playoff semifinal, with Gareth Bale’s majestic brace downing Austria in Cardiff. Unfortunately, Bale sat on the bench last Saturday, but he left with his fifth Champions League winners’ medal as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in Paris.
It will be very important for Wales to build some momentum before Sunday’s WC qualifying clash, but will they risk playing their best squad? Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen, Dan James, Ben Davies and other key players are not going to be risked. Cardiff City’s Oliver Denham and Ipswich Town’s Wes Burns will be looking to win their first caps for the Dragons. If you’re betting online, you should understand that Wales will try to remain fully fit for Sunday’s WC qualifiers clash so we recommend you fade them.
Poland vs Wales Head-to-Head
The Poles were unbeaten in eight of their past nine overall fixtures, and they have lost just twice at home since November 2018. On the other hand, the Welsh are on a nine-match unbeaten run and also won three of their past four fixtures. It also needs to be noted that they have lost just four times on the road in the past three years. These four defeats had come against Italy, Belgium, England and France. There’s no reason to talk about the last mutual encounters between the two sides as the last one happened back in 2009 in a friendly.
Poland vs Wales Game Information
- Game: Poland (0-0-0) vs Wales (0-0-0)
- Location: Tarczynski Arena, Wroclaw, Poland
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Noon ET
- Poland vs Wales Live stream: fubo.tv
Poland vs Wales Betting Lines
|Wales||+½ -105||+375||½ -150o
Poland vs Wales Predictions
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites being priced at -125 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at two, with the unders being heavily juiced.
Both sides have found the back of the net at a consistent rate but it’s important to check the official lineups before placing a bet on this clash. This is a six-pointer with the two sides being the underdogs in their group. Page will likely have his mind on Sunday’s World Cup qualifier so we must go against them. On top of that, Poland are playing on home soil and will try to kick off their Nations League campaign with an important win.
We can’t oppose Poland here given the circumstances, but for better odds, we will take them to score twice on their own. They scored at least two goals in four of their last six home games across all competitions.
Picks: Poland Team Total Over 1½ goals (Ev)