TIP OF THE DAY: Wales – Poland: Who will go to the EURO?

On Tuesday, there is a very interesting betting offer, and this day also brings us three playoff matches for qualification to the European Championship, which will be played in a few months in Germany. This time, we have analyzed the duel between Wales and Poland, which will be played in Cardiff starting at 20:45.

Wales: Can the Welsh secure a place in another major tournament?

The fact that can first and foremost please all Welsh is that their national football team has been a regular at major tournaments recently. We saw the Islanders primarily in the 2016 European Championship held in France, where, against all odds, the team reached the semifinals, marking the greatest success in their history. They then missed the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but the team from the Island qualified for the EURO, played in 2021 due to COVID, and also for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. It must be said realistically that this team did not shine at these two tournaments, and the Welsh were eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup.

That wasn’t the only bad news for this team, as after that tournament, the legendary Gareth Bale hung up his boots, who for years had been the best player of this team and a worthy successor to Ryan Giggs. Often, the former Real Madrid and Tottenham player almost single-handedly secured his team’s places in major tournaments, so the task before the Dragons was extremely difficult, to compensate for the performance of their best footballer. In the previous qualifiers for the European Championship to be held in a few months in Germany, Rob Page’s charges finished third in the table, four points short of second-placed Croatia. The impression is that the Welsh players sent themselves to the playoffs, as this team drew twice in the last two group matches.

If a home draw against the exceptionally talented Turkey is certainly not a bad result, the same cannot be said for the visit in the penultimate round to Armenia, which ended only 1:1. However, the Dragons tightened their ranks and in the playoff semifinal played a fantastic match at their stadium against the formidable Finns, winning 4:1. Thus, this team scheduled a final duel with the Polish team, and a great advantage for the Welsh is that this duel will be played in Cardiff.

Poland: A Tough Task for the Poles!

Like the Welsh, the Poles have been regular participants in major tournaments in recent years, with the last big tournament they failed to qualify for being the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Historically, Poland finished third in the World Cup twice, first in 1974 and then in 1982. However, their greatest achievement was winning Olympic gold in 1972 in Germany, triumphing in the final over Hungary.

In the last World Cup, Robert Lewandowski and his teammates made it to the knockout phase by finishing second in their group with Argentina, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia, earning four points. Their only victory in the group stage came against Saudi Arabia in the second round. Unfortunately, in the round of 16, Poland suffered a defeat to France with a scoreline of 3:1. However, the overall impression was more than good, as the primary goal of reaching the round of 16 was achieved.

Looking at the qualifiers for the European Championship to be played in Germany in a few months, the former Olympic champion ended up third in the table with just eleven points. We expected much more from Poland in a group with Albania, Czech Republic, Moldova, and Faroe Islands than a third-place finish. In eight qualification matches, Robert Lewandowski and his teammates managed only three wins, two draws, and suffered three defeats, which is certainly too much for a team that was considered the top favorite in the group before the qualifiers began. In the end, Albania, surprisingly, finished first, with the Czech Republic in second place, both teams collecting the same number of points, four more than third-placed Poland, who will surely want to forget this qualification cycle as soon as possible.

However, in the playoff semifinal for the European Championship, Poland played a phenomenal match, easily defeating Estonia at home with a score of 5:1. Without exaggeration, the final score could have been even more convincing.

Our Betting Suggestions

The stakes are a place in the EURO, so a large number of goals shouldn’t be expected here, which is why we advise you to try the Total UNDER 2.5 goals bet with odds of 1.45 at betBonanza.

Furthermore, we’ve mentioned several times that the Welsh traditionally play fantastically at home, and it is also well-known that the Poles have significant problems playing away. Therefore, we give the advantage to the home team and advise you to try the double chance 1X with odds of 1.42 at betBonanza.

Finally, perhaps the best bet would be to try the 1X and Total UNDER 3.5 goals bet, which betBonanza offers at odds of 1.53.

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