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Poland vs Senegal Prediction & Betting tips
Group H is certainly one of the most well-balanced squads in this World Cup. A crystal clear favorite we can not see in the composition of Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan, which means at the same time but also that the first match day will provide important information about the further tournament progress of each team. After Colombia and Japan duel at 16:00 pm, Poland and Senegal meet three hours later. The Poles are slightly favored against Senegal, which confirms the betting odds.
But since we are confident that Senegal will not leave the pitch as a loser on Tuesday, we opted for an alternative tip. We believe in a goal-poor, in all likelihood even goalless, first half and therefore more goals in the second round.
Games with Polish participation have been marked by many goals in recent weeks and months. With the exception of the 1-0 draw against Nigeria in March this year, at least four goals have been scored in the remaining three games. Against South Korea (3: 2) and Lithuania (4: 0), the Europeans celebrated sovereign victories, against Chile it is enough to a 2: 2 draw. In two of these four matches, more goals were scored in the second half. Against South Korea, the stadium spokesman had in the second 45 minutes equal to make three goals and also against Nigeria fell the decisive goal only after halftime.
Since at a World Cup the first half, especially at a kick-off game, is even more tactical and tactical than a friendly match, we assume that in the duel Poland against Senegal not many goals between 1 minute and 45 will fall. After the break, at least Robert Lewandowski and Co. risk a little more, so the probability of a hit on both sides will increase. As a small interesting anecdote it should be mentioned that both Polish goals in the group phase were also achieved at the EURO 2016 after halftime. All three Polish preliminary matches were 0-0 in the cabin two years ago.
Senegal could become one of the surprise teams at this World Cup in Russia in 2018. In our eyes, they are probably the strongest African team to make it to the finals. Players such as Sadio Mane, Khalidou Koulibaly, Balde Keita or even the new Schalke Salif Sane will live up to the highest standards on an international level and form an extremely talented and dangerous axis. Already in 2002, the Senegalese surprised with the move to the quarter-finals and this time seems to get ahead in the second round anything but unlikely.
The Africans are even more blatantly, that in the first section is mostly trying to keep the back zero. In the recent four internationals it was the break whistle 0-0. Against Croatia (three goals) and South Korea (two goals), the results fell accordingly, all in the second half. In terms of tactics, the Senegalese are expected to get more space in the second 45 minutes to put the fast players like Mane in the limelight. The players are probably tired after an intense 45 minutes and afford to possibly individual mistakes, which in turn lead to scoring opportunities and ultimately to goals.