Poland v Scotland tips – Scots can make their point in Warsaw
Gordon Strachan’s side determined to avoid the same fate as Germany
October 13th, 2014
Euro 2016 qualifying group D just got interesting, with world champions Germany losing 2-0 in Warsaw on Saturday evening.
Having only narrowly beaten Scotland, perhaps it will be a four-team tussle to the line for a place in the Euro 2016 finals, although Gordon Strachan will probably have wished for a German success rather than a Polish team in the ascendancy.
The bookies have reacted to Saturday’s win by making Poland the odds-on favourites for victory, with bet365 offering a best price 10/11 about a win for a team who failed to make the 2014 World Cup having previously co-hosted Euro 2012.
Scotland were made to work hard for a 1-0 win against Georgia on Saturday and perhaps they are better suited to the role of underdogs, with Strachan looking to employ the same blueprint that saw the Scots come narrowly close to getting a point in Germany.
BetVictor offer 4/1 about an away win in Warsaw, although much will come down to how Robert Lewandowski is handled, with the Bayern Munich front man one of the most dangerous strikers in the business.
Strachan claimed the win against Georgia was the best performance of his entire reign, saying: “They threw people forward. And, to that extent, I thought our two centre halves were absolutely fantastic.”
“The game against Poland is different but you still have to pass the ball, move it and play with energy,” added Strachan.
“Tactically, it might be a wee bit different but I can’t see it being too much of a difference.”
Bet365 offer 5/2 about the draw and that is infinitely more value than the home win, with the prospect of No Goalscorer looking worth a bet, something that would have paid out at Hampden Park at the weekend considering the only goal of the game came from a Georgian defender.
No Goalscorer @ 7/1 with BetVictor