The biggest encounter in the World Cup Qualifying Group E is undoubtedly Denmark’s clash with Poland, with the home side in need of three points as they look to close the gap between the duo. Adam Nawałka’s men have dropped just two points during qualifying to date, leaving them six points clear at the top of the table.
World Cup 2018 Qualifying – Parken, Copenhagen – Friday 1st September – 19:45 UK Time
Best Odd of: 11/8 at Ladbrokes
Best Odd of: 23/10 at Sky Bet
Best Odd of: 21/10 at Coral
Denmark host Poland in Copenhagen on Friday evening, with Åge Hareide under pressure to deliver, with his side currently sitting behind Montenegro in third place in Group E. Poland have been in fine form so far in qualifying, winning five of their six encounters, with Kazakhstan the only team to take anything from them to date.
Denmark Team News & Form
The Danish squad is packed full of talent from across Europe, with the likes of Kasper Dolberg, Christian Eriksen and Andreas Christensen set to lead a new generation of football in the country.
Manager Hareide has been in charge of the national team since last year, with the former Rosenborg and Malmo boss having recalled former Arsenal man Nicklas Bendtner to the squad following his fine start to life in Norway. Denmark have stuttered their way through qualifying so far, winning just three of their six encounters to date. However, an impressive away victory in Kazakhstan last time around suggests that they have potentially turned a corner, with a clash against the group leaders set to test them severely.
Poland Team News & Form
As previously mentioned, Poland have been one of the best teams in the whole of Europe during qualifying, with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Piotr Zieliński and Łukasz Piszczek helping them to five wins from six. Manager Adam Nawałka has been in charge of the national team for over three years now, and with a playing squad filled with star names from the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1, among others, Poland are a team who can cause anyone problems on their day.
Bayern Munich man Lewandowski has 11 goals to his name already throughout qualifying, and with Poland having scored only 15 as a team, his importance is easily demonstrated.
Head to Head
Despite Poland having got the better of their opponents over recent times, it is Denmark who actually have a better record over history. The Danes will be looking to draw confidence from their ten victories over Poland in the past, the last of which came back in 2010 in an international friendly match. However, Poland have won their past two meetings, the last of which coming back in October last year, when they narrowly defeated Denmark 3-2.
Betting Odds and Predictions
Taking both form and head-to-head records into consideration, there are a whole host of betting markets available to customers surrounding this match. Given their record in Group E so far, those looking to back another win for Poland will be impressed by odds of 19/10 from Ladbrokes, with the same bookmakers offering odds of 11/8 for a home win.
Elsewhere, given Denmark’s record on home turf, backing ‘Denmark or Draw’ at the double chance market with Ladbrokes is also a potentially lucrative prospect, with odds of 21/50 on offer here.
Top Betting Tip
However, our top betting tip for the match is to back ‘Poland or Draw’ at Sky Bet, which is currently available at odds of 23/10.