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Poland vs Sweden betting tips: European World Cup qualifying Play-off Final preview, predictions and odds


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Just 11 of Sweden's last 32 competitive games have seen both teams score. Poland have only lost four of their last 27 competitive home games. 

Under 2.5 goals and both teams to score NO is 10/11.

Poland to win and under 2.5 goals is 10/3.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 74 international goals, including a brace against Sweden last summer. He is 11/4 to break the deadlock and 1/1 to score anytime.

Match preview

Poland have appeared at eight World Cup Finals in their history while this figure is 12 for Sweden, but only one will be off to Qatar.

On Thursday night, Janne Andersson’s side continued their quest to make that 13, welcoming Czech Republic to Solna for their play-off semi-final.

In truth, the 90 minutes featured very few chances with the Czechs spurning a golden opportunity in stoppage time.

They were made to pay ten minutes into extra time when Robin Quaison and Alexander Isak combined well with the former cooly slotting home.

After that, Sweden saw out the victory as the 49,000 fans packed inside the Friends Arena celebrated that the dream is still alive.

The Blågult have lost just five of their last 26 competitive matches, dating back to the last World Cup, so certainly will not be easy to beat.

Poland though have home advantage in Chorzōw and will be looking to make that count.

The Eagles were scheduled to face Russia away in their semi-final but that was cancelled with the Russians disqualified due to the invasion of Ukraine.

Instead, Czesław Michniewicz first game in charge of the national team was a friendly against Scotland at Hampden.

In that one, the Tartan Army took the lead but Poland snatched a draw in Glasgow courtesy of Krzysztof Piątek’s 94th minute penalty.

In terms of qualifiers, Poland finished second in Group I, behind England, so have won 28 of their last 40 qualifiers, losing just five.

This one is extremely tough to call but, backed by a huge crowd at Stadion Śląski, Poland might just edge it.

Poland team news

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Czesław Michniewicz, understandably so, rested and rotated for Thursday's trip to Hampden but all the big guns will of course be back for this one.

Midfielder Mateusz Klich though won't be involved as he's serving the suspension that should've been in operation in the semi-final.

Szymon Żurkowski made his international debut in Glasgow, but the vastly more experienced Grzegorz Krychowiak will be partnered by Piotr Zieliński this time.

Other senior player who will be back in the XI include goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny and a half decent centre-forward called Robert Lewandowski.

The Bayern Munich superstar has scored 74 goals for his country, only 11 men have netted more in the history of international football.

Sweden team news

No such luxury for Janne Andersson's team who played a full-blooded, energy-sapping two hours of knockout football on Thursday.

Right-back Emil Krafth and 40 year old striker Zlatan Ibrahimović sat that tie out suspended but are both available for this one.

Despite the latter, Alexander Isak could continue to be partnered by Dejan Kuluševski in attack with Ibrahimović an option off the bench.

Robin Quaison's goal against the Czech Republic is the reason Sweden's World Cup hopes are still alive, but he too could be a substitute.

With regards to Krafth, he'll return at right-back in place of Marcus Danielson.

The 32 year old did extremely well to play 120 minutes last week given he last played for his club Dàlián Pro on 12 January.

Manchester United's Anthony Elanga made his senior international debut off the bench on Thursday and could be a good weapon in reserve again.

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