Waldemar Fornalik’s side arrive in disarray after seeing their hopes of qualification dashed in Ukraine, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to eventually crumble to defeat at WembleyThe nation will be watching on with bated breath on Tuesday as England welcome Poland to Wembley for their decisive World Cup qualifier.
Roy Hodgson’s men must win in order to secure their place in Brazil and avoid the nerve-jangling prospect of the play-offs, and are clear 1/4 (1.25) favourites with Betway to pick up all three points.
Defeat in Ukraine on Friday leaves the visitors with no chance of making it to next summer’s main event, but they are available at 11/1 (12.00) to finish the campaign on a high with a shock victory.
The teams shared a 1-1 draw when they met in Warsaw one year ago, and you can get odds of 5/1 (6.00) on them sharing the spoils once again this time out.
While the home fans will be watching on uneasily due to memories of the collapse at home to Croatia that saw them fail to qualify for Euro 2008, they should take confidence from the tumult currently surrounding the opposition camp.
Waldemar Fornalik’s days seemed numbered after failing to lead his side to the World Cup despite having the most talented squad in recent years at his disposal, and rumours of unrest among the players have abounded since Friday’s meek defeat in Kharkiv saw star man Robert Lewandowski starved of service in a toothless performance.
The large travelling support will therefore arrive at the match in hope more than expectation, particularly considering their side’s poor away record that has seen them beat only San Marino in their last nine competitive games on the road, losing five.
With the Three Lions in buoyant spirits following the 4-1 win over Montenegro, and having conceded just four goals in nine Group H fixtures, odds of 9/10 (1.90) are not to be missed on the hosts winning to nil.
However, England would not be England if they did not keep their fans on their toes, and patience may well be required considering they have gone in level at the break in five of their last six fixtures.
With Poland bound to prove unambitiously defensive due to their low levels of confidence, it is well worth backing the 3/1 (4.00) odds on offer for the hosts to come out on top after a frustrating first 45.
|England to win to nil for a 1.5pt stake at 9/10 (1.90) with Betway
||Draw/England at HT/FT for a 1pt stake at 3/1 (4.00) with Betway
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