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Poland vs Portugal preview

Kick off: Thursday, 30 June @20:00 GMT

Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to Head Record

Poland vs Portugal 0-0 (2012 Friendly International)
Portugal vs Poland 2-2 (Euro 2008 qualifiers)
Poland vs Portugal 2-1 (Euro 2008 qualifiers)
Portugal vs Poland 4-0 (2002 World Cup)
Poland vs Portugal 1-0 (1986 World Cup)

Poland vs Portugal Team News

Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny returned to training, but he is not yet fully fit. Coach Adam Nawalka has no other selection worries ahead of the Portugal game as Bartosz Kapustka returns to the squad after missing the Switzerland game through suspension. Robert Lewandowski has yet to score at the Euro 2016 finals, but he will continue to lead the line for the Poles against Portugal.

Injured: None

Doubtful: Wojciech Szczesny (27/0)

Suspended: None

The likes of Adrien Silva, Cedric Soares and Jose Fonte surprisingly started against Croatia and they are widely expected to keep their places in the starting XI. Andre Gomes failed to impress against Croatia and he is likely to drop to the bench. Andre Gomes, Raphael Guerreiro and Joao Moutinho trained apart from the main group on Monday, but they should be fit to face Poland. Cristiano Ronaldo will be the man to watch in the away team.

Injured: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Quick Facts

  • Portugal failed to beat Poland in previous three meetings between the two teams
  • Poland suffered only one loss in last 13 matches in all competitions
  • A Selecao had no more than 5 goal attempts against Croatia
  • Poland had 21 goal attempts in the win over Switzerland
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has netted two goals at Euro 2016 finals to date

Poland vs Portugal Prediction

Even though many people expected that Portugal would be eliminated by Croatia in the last 16, A Selecao did well to beat Luka Modric and Co. in their previous game at the Euro 2016 finals. Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. have been raising their form day by day and I believe that they are capable of eliminating Poland in the quarter-finals of the showpiece tournament in France.

Betting Tip: Portugal to win

Odds: 2.25 (5/4) @bet365

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