This has the promise of being one of the more exciting World Cup qualifiers kicking off on Friday night. The premise for this one is pretty simple. If Denmark want to really have a strong shot at getting to Russia 2018 then they are going to need to pull a win out of their hat on home soil to get that done. They do have the winning form at home over Poland and they only narrowly lost to them in the earlier group meeting. Poland are in control at the top and they could all but guarantee a top two finish with a win in this one. Denmark are 11/8 to take that much-needed home win in this one with Poland at 19/10.
Denmark haven’t produced anything special at all in qualification with just a W3 D1 L2 record on the board. It’s not bad and it has kept them in touch. But they suffered a crushing home defeat against Montenegro along the way which was some big missed points on home soil. They are now level with second-placed Montenegro going into the next round of matches, six points back of leaders Poland. Denmark have gone W2 L1 at home then in their qualifiers so far but they are currently running on a five match unbeaten streak of form home and away.
Poland are top of the group and have gone W5 D1 in their last six matches played. So their current form is good and they are topping Group E by six points and they are looking pretty comfortable. A win in this one would put them nine points clear of Denmark with just three games to play. Poland have gone W2 D1 out on the road, surprisingly finding themselves having to settle for a 2-2 draw out in Kazakhstan in their first away game after having been 2-0 up after 35 minutes. They haven’t looked back since then with a five match winning streak in the group. They have scored 15 goals but have just the one clean sheet. Robert Lewandowski has scored 11 of those 15 goals including a hattrick against Denmark in the group.
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The interesting thing is that Denmark does have home form against Poland. They have won their last three in a row at home against Poland, all with a clean sheet as well. That’s a good record. However, three of the last four meetings have been in Poland (the other one at a neutral venue) and Denmark have lost three of those so the current form isn’t quite there. Both teams have scored in five of the last six meetings and so that is probably worth considering for your betting.
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Poland have won the last two meetings by a 3-2 scoreline. So there is more than enough to suggest that both teams to score for 4/5 with NetBet is going to return something. Denmark have to push in this one, but the problem there is Poland have such a prolific goalscoring threat in Lewandowski that the visitors are still value to take the win just because Denmark can’t match their scoring power.