Poland meets Senegal in a match from Group H
Poland meets Senegal in a match from Group H of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Let’s examine this clash in our vip soccer predictions today.
The Polish national team reached the World Cup for a first time since 2006, after the missing the last two tournaments in South Africa and Brazil. The whole nation was relieved, after their favourite boys qualified directly for the World Cup, winning Group E of the European qualifiers. Adam Nawalka’s team beat Denmark for the first place and enjoyed its first qualification for the World Cup since 12 years.
It was a really successful campaign for Poland in the qualifiers. They lost only one of their ten matches, finishing first in the group with 25 points and a record of 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Poland’s only defeat during the campaign came against Denmark in Copenhagen. It was a heavy 0-4 defeat, but in the end it was not fatal for the team’s ambitions to travel to Russia.
The big star of the team Robert Lewandowski finished the qualifiers as the top scorer. The Bayern Munich striker scored 16 goals during the campaign, outscoring Portugal and Real Madrid’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. In this way Lewandowski once again showed everyone how important he is for his team and nation. All Polish people will hope that Lewa will show his best qualities in Russia and he’ll lead the team to something big.
Poland’s best performance at the World Cup so far is winning the third place of the competition. This happened twice – in 1974 and 1982. This is a proof that Poland have some rich traditions in football, so they have the right to hope for something big happening in Russia. In their last appearance in 2006 Poland won just three points and they were unable to reach the knockout phase.
Senegal will play at the World Cup for a second time in their nation’s history. Their first appearance happened in 2002, when they made a great performance and reached the 1/4-finals. After 16 years of waiting, the Lions of Teranga are once again at the biggest stage of football.
There are some interesting players in Senegal’s current team. Almost all of their players play in the big European leagues, so we can say that they have a solid squad. Some of their best known players are Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Everton’s Idrissa Gueye, West Ham’s Cheickhou Kouyate and Stoke City’s Mame Biram Diouf. As you can see, these are players who play in the top leagues, so lacking experience at top level is not something which this team lacks.
At this moment the Senegalese team is led by the 42-years old tactician Aliou Cisse. He’s the captain of the legendary 2002 team, which reached the 1/4-finals of the World Cup. Before being appointed as a manager of Senegal, Cisse was leading the country’s U-23 team.
Senegal reached the World Cup after finishing first in Group D of the qualifiers in Africa. The Lions of Teranga made an unbeaten run, winning four of their games and making two draws against the teams of Burkina Faso, Cape Verde and South Africa.
In the friendly games played after the qualifiers, Senegal are still without a win – three draws against Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Luxembourg and one loss against Croatia.
Meanwhile Poland played five friendly games after the end of the qualification campaign. They won against South Korea, made draws with Uruguay and Chile and suffered defeats against Mexico and Nigeria.
These are our vip soccer predictions for the World Cup 2018 match from Group H between Poland and Senegal.