Poland and Sweden will battle it out for the right to qualify for the 2022 World Cup on March 29. The game is predicted by renowned commentator and Fonbet ambassador Roman Naguchev. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet.
Unlike Sweden, Poland did not have to play in the first round of the tie, as their opponent – the Russian national team – was disqualified. That gave Poland the chance to qualify straight into the final round. Czeslaw Michnevic’s side finished second in the group stage of the qualifying round, ahead of Albania, Hungary, Andorra and San Marino. Only England, whom Poland have never beaten (1-1 and 1-2), are placed higher.
Pawel Davidowicz, Arkadiusz Milik, Mateusz Klich and Maciej Rybusz will not appear in the upcoming match against Sweden due to an injury.
Sweden in what shape
Sweden had to beat the Czech Republic to progress to the final. There was no winner in regulation time. Everything was decided in the second extra time when Robin Kvaison got on the scoresheet. In the group stage, the Swedes were second. Janne Andersson’s side scored 15 points against Greece (2-0), Spain (2-1), Georgia (1-0) and twice Kosovo (3-0 and 3-0).
The next meeting with Poland will be missed by Martin Olsson and Ludvig Augustinsson.
Poland v Sweden: statistics of head-to-head encounters
The last time the teams met was at last year’s European Championship. Then the Swedes won 3-2. Before that, the teams faced each other in 2004 in a friendly (3-1 in favour of Sweden). In 2003, the Swedes had twice beaten the Poles in a UEFA EURO 2004 qualifier (3-0 and 2-0).
Roman Naguchev’s forecast for the match Poland vs Sweden
Victory to Sweden for 3.25
Despite the fact that the Polish team has such a great player like Robert Lewandowski who is in great shape, the Swedish team is simply stronger. There are players who have been playing each other for a long time, and they are getting stronger every year. Poland lost the last Euro to Sweden and it is clear that the Swedes as a team are stronger. Poland is a team of pretty good footballers, Sweden is the star team. The Swedes, as a rule, don’t miss big tournaments in such situations, and in addition, they are in good form because they had a good competitive match against the Czech Republic. In my mind, the Swedish team will win, but if you don’t want to bet on their victory because of the high odds, take the Swedish passage.