Poland continues with their hopes for qualifying for UEFA Nations League Finals this week against a side with the same fate. The side welcomes the Netherlands in Chrozow on Wednesday with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
The visitors head into the match with a one-point advantage over their hosts this Wednesday. Netherlands lost 2-0 to Italy that gifted Gli Azzurri control of League A Group 1.
Frank De Boer received his first win since his appointment from Ronald Koeman following their 3-1 win over Bosnia Herzegovina. He will be feeling relieved after getting some pressure off his back.
Since their draw last month against Italy, the side have been moving in the right direction. De Boer remains hopeful that Oranje can at least finish second in the group. The long term absence of Virgil Van Dijk remains a major blow to De Boer with defensive woes coming into light. The addition of Nathan Ake to the injury list keeps causing makeshift defensive roles in the squad.
On the other hand, Poland remains with a central role in retaining their stance at the top of the group after suffering a defeat to Italy. A draw was more than enough to place Jerzy Brzeczek’s side in a favorable position ahead of their next outing.
The result saw the side enter into three matches without conceding a goal. Brzeczek places more effort on the attack with fighting chances of retaining their top spot.
Poland vs Netherlands Head to Head
Both sides have 15 games against each other with Poland taking home three wins while the Netherlands with six wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Italy 2-0 Poland
Poland 2-0 Ukraine
Poland 3-0 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bosnia & Herzegovina 5-1 Finland
Netherlands 1-0 Poland
Netherlands 3-1 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Netherlands 1-1 Spain
Italy 1-1 Netherlands
Bosnia & Herzegovina 0-0 Netherlands
Netherlands 0-1 Mexico
Poland Team News
Jacek Goralski remains unavailable for the match after receiving marching orders last Sunday. Kamil Grosicki expects to start on the right flank with either Milik or Piatek drafted on the side this Wednesday.
Netherlands Team News
Donny van de Beek could gain a recall to the side in replacement for Davy Klaassen who played the full 90 minutes in their last outing. Donyell Malen could hand a start in the attacking line if De Jong gets rested by De Boer.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a high encounter game this Wednesday with both teams equal on their attacking threat.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5