Poland-Scotland Betting Preview: Euro 2016 rivals set for tight clash

Both sides will be hoping to gain an early psychological edge over the other and our tipster expects a close contest in the Polish capital
Both Poland and Scotland missed out on qualifying for World Cup 2014 but Wednesday’s international friendly between the two sides in Warsaw is sure to be a tight encounter.

The two nations have been paired together in the qualification draw for Euro 2016 and that may mean that this midweek tussle may have more of an edge than would have otherwise been expected.

Gordon Strachan’s men have won four of their last six matches away from home but the Scots are chalked up at a chunky 16/5 (4.20) with Paddy Power to claim victory in Poland.

Poland have lost just one of their last seven matches on home turf and can be backed at 19/20 (1.95) with
Paddy Power to see off the Scots on Wednesday, while the draw is available at 23/10 (3.30) with the same firm.

Adam Nowalki’s men have scored just four goals in their last six matches, while Gordon Strachan’s side have failed to notch more than two goals in any of their last 15 fixtures.

Therefore, goals may prove to be at a premium on Wednesday and it is somewhat unsurprising that Paddy Power offer just 4/7 (1.57) that the match produces fewer than three goals while the 10/11 (1.91) quote from the same firm for the match to be level at half-time is appealing here.

However, it should be noted that Leeds United striker Ross McCormack has been in imperious form this season, having notched a sensational 23 goals in 32 league games for his club, and Gordon Strachan will hope that the 27-year-old striker will carry that form into Wednesday’s clash.

Paddy Power offer 8/1 (9.0) on McCormack striking first for Strachan’s side in Warsaw, while the same firm offer a chunky 3/1 (4.0) quote on the Leeds United front man finding the net at any time.

Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski may well miss this clash through injury so caution should be urged to those considering backing him at just 7/2 (4.50) with Paddy Power to break the deadlock on Wednesday.

Both sides will be keen to keep things tight and, with the nations due to clash again on the road to Euro 2016, this is likely to be a cagey encounter.

Therefore, punters are advised to take a chance on the 10/11 (1.91) quote on offer from Paddy Power for the match to be level at half-time.

Half-time draw at 10/11 (1.91) 2pts with Paddy Power

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