Poland vs Romania Match Preview

Poland vs Romania Match Preview

World Cup Qualifier Group E, National Stadium, Warsaw 7.45pm

Poland vs Romania – Match Preview – Poland will host Romania on Saturday night in a World Cup 2018 qualifying match. Poland are currently spearheading the qualification group and will look to widen the gap on their opponents on Saturday under the floodlights in Warsaw.

The hosts enter the fixture in impressive form; having most recently beat Montenegro, 2-1, away from home. The Polish are unbeaten over 90 minutes in 12 matches dating back to a friendly against Holland on 1st June 2016. Currently six points clear of the competition in Group E, Poland will look to continue their fine form with a win on Saturday.

Skybet Match Result – Poland to Win – 8/15

Bayern Munich and Poland forward Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich and Poland forward Robert Lewandowski Photo Credit: skysports.com

Poland will look to further their advantage through key talisman, Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich striker has 42 goals in 85 international appearances; his latest came in the last match against Montenegro. The striker’s pure instinct to find the back of the net and his habit for being in the right place at the right time could cause too many problems for the Romanian defence. Can Robert strike again for Poland?

Skybet Goalscorer Brace – Robert Lewandowski to score a Brace – 2/1

Bogdan Stancu will hope to keep Romania's dreams alive of World Cup Qualification

Bogdan Stancu will hope to keep Romania’s dreams alive of World Cup Qualification Photo Credit: skysports.com

Romania will travel to Poland feeling optimistic after drawing their last World Cup 2018 qualifier against Denmark. However, the Romanians have failed to score in their last four matches. Centre-forward, Bogdan Stancu, will be looking to put an end to Romania’s goal drought this weekend. The 29-year-old plays his club football at Bursaspor in the Turkish league and has 12 goals for his country in 48 appearances. Can Stancu break the Romanian mould and finally score Romania’s first goal in 2017?

Skybet Anytime Goalscorer – Bogdan Stancu to score Anytime in 90 mins – 7/2

Team News

Poland manager, Adam Nawatka, is without pacey winger, Jakub Blaszczykowski. The 31-year-old has an adductor injury and is still unsure on a return date.

Poland will look to Arek Milik to partner Lewandowski up front and fill the gap that Blaszczykowski’s absence creates.

Can Milik help Poland to glory?

Skybet Anytime Goalscorer – Arek Milik to score Anytime in 90 mins – 15/8

Romania have no fresh injury worries or suspensions to alter team selection.

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur centre-back, Vlad Chiriches, is at the heart of the Romanian defence and will be key for Romania on Saturday.

Can the now-Napoli defender help his side to a clean sheet?

Skybet Clean Sheet – Romania to keep a Clean Sheet – 4/1

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