Poland v Senegal Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Our tipster is backing Adam Nawalka's men to get their World Cup campaign off to a perfect start when they face Aliou Cisse's side in Moscow on Monday

The opening round of the World Cup group stage concludes on Tuesday afternoon when Poland meet Senegal in Moscow.

The Lions of Teranga reached the quarter-finals of this competition in 2002 - their only previous appearance at the finals - and Aliou Cisse's side would love to, at least, replicate that success this summer.

Latest odds

Senegal beat then-world champions France on their World Cup debut 16 years ago William Hill offer 11/5 (3.20) that the Africans are triumphant on Tuesday.

The same firm go 21/10 (3.10) that this Group H encounter ends all square, whilst Poland are 13/10 (2.30) favourites to kick off their World Cup campaign with victory in the Russian capital.

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Team news

Robert Lewandowski will lead the line for Adam Nawalka's charges after netting 16 goals in qualifying - more than half of Poland's goals on the road to Russia.

Sadio Mane - who scored Liverpool's goal in the Champions League final in Kiev last month - and Diafra Sakho are expected to spearhead Senegal's attack in Moscow.

Tight tussle?

With both sides possessing star quality in attack, punters may expect a glut of goals when these two teams meet.

However Poland's previous three World Cup matches against African opposition has yielded just one goal, and they have also failed to find the net in each of their last five opening fixtures in this competition.

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Furthermore, Cisse's charges conceded just three goals in six matches in their final qualifying round and have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four fixtures.

William Hill offer 4/7 (1.57) that there are fewer than three goals in this game, while the same firm go 8/11 (1.73) that either side fails to find the net.

Prediction

Poland have lost six of their last eight matches in the finals - and they failed to score in each of those defeats.

A hugely impressive qualifying campaign, though, suggested that Nawalka's side possess the necessary qualities to buck that trend on this occasion.

It is, then, William Hill's 13/10 (2.30) quote for Poland to pick up all three points against Senegal that could represent good value for punters ahead of Tuesday's tussle.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Poland to win at 13/10 (2.30) for a 1pt stake with William Hill

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