Poland – Lithuania Soccer Prediction of the Day
Robert Lewandowski and his teammates face Lithuania in the last friendly match in preparation for the next World Cup in Russia. Poland finished in first place in Group E, ahead of Denmark, Montenegro, Romania, Armenia and Kazakhstan. The team of Adam Nawalka was a relative disappointment in the last European Championship after being eliminated on penalties against Portugal in the quarterfinals.
In the last qualifying round, the Poles tied on the first day (2-2 in Kazakhstan) to link five consecutive victories against Denmark (3-2), Armenia (2-1), Romania (at home, 0-3). , Montenegro (1-2) and Romania (at home, 3-1). The win in Denmark (4-0) was the exception of a qualification phase that ended with the goals against Kazakhstan (3-0), Armenia (1-6) and Montenegro (4-2).
Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 13 goals in 10 matches in the qualifying campaign of the last European Championship, again came out in this World Cup qualifying phase, scoring 16 goals in 10 matches, including 6 penalties.
Poland drew 0-0 with Uruguay and lost to Mexico, both matches last November. In March, lost to Nigeria (0-1) and won South Korea (3-2).
Eleven Probable: Szczęsny – Piszczek, Glik, Pazdan, Berezyński – Krychowiak, Mączyński, Kuba Błaszczykowski, Zielinski – Grosicki, Lewandowski.
Lithuania was left out of this World Cup, confirming itself as one of the worst teams in the European qualifiers. His role in Group F was disastrous, being at a great distance from both England and other lower level teams, such as Scotland, with no option to play even the repechage.
The Baltic team started this qualifying campaign with a 2-2 draw against Slovenia, a selection of a theoretically superior level, and drew another draw in their visit to Scotland (1-1) before defeating Malta 2-0. In their visit to Slovakia, they took the biggest win of this whole qualifying phase, losing 4-0, before putting it very difficult to England at Wembley last March (2-0). Slovakia beat them again at home (1-2), in a game played last June, and the next game, Scotland had no problem to beat them by 0-3. Winners in Slovenia (4-0), the team took a tie from Malta (1-1), the only points scored by the Mediterranean team.
Only 7 goals in favor marked the Baltic team, and three of them have been marked by Fedor Cernych, the Russian-born striker who plays in Polish Jagiellonia. In the end, the six points achieved left him only ahead of the Maltese, so that at least Edgaras Jankauskas did not finish bottom.
Eleven Probable: Setkus – Vaitkunas, Kijanskas, Freidgeimas – Borovskis, Cernych, Zulpa, Kuklys, Novikovas – Slivka, Darvydas Sernas.
Being the last friendly before the World Cup, no Polish player will play 100%, despite which, the difference between both teams is huge. Since 2003, both teams have faced each other 6 times, with two victories for each and two draws. In this clash, I expect few goals and little wear and tear for a Poland that must win even by the minimum and without much effort against a weak Lithuanian team.
Prediction of the Day: Poland and Under 2.5 goals