Wales begin their 2022 Nations League campaign with a tough away trip to Poland, and ahead of Wednesday’s fixture, we have put together a comprehensive preview complete with odds, tips and predictions.
Top 5 New Football Betting Sites
Poland vs Wales Betting Tips
- Our Tip – Poland and Under 1.5 Goals @ 23/5 on 888Sport
Wales face a tricky opening match in their Nations League opener as they travel to Wroclaw to face Poland.
The home side have already qualified for the World Cup in November, while Wales will be keeping one eye on their play-off final with either Scotland or Ukraine on Sunday which may see them field a slightly weakened side for this one.
The Dragons finished top of League B Group 4 in their last UEFA Nations League campaign which saw them earn promotion to Group A – they now face a tough group alongside Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Our tip goes for Poland to win, but in a low scoring game – the Eagles have won the last four meetings between these two, with the previous two yielding just a single goal.
Poland vs Wales Prediction
- Our Prediction – 1-0 Poland @ 19/4 on 888Sport
We are predicting Poland to prevail with a tight 1-0 victory on Wednesday.
While Wales have been playing some eye-catching football in their recent qualifiers and friendlies, they will almost certainly be prioritising the World Cup play-off final on Sunday, which, as mentioned, is likely to seem them field a weakened team.
The White and Reds have only lost one of their last nine matches in all competitions and are a formidable opponent – they are unbeaten in four of their last five home internationals.
While we still expect a competitive game in which Wales will want kick off their Nations League campaign in strong form, we are expecting a narrow victory here for Poland who will have no distractions unlike their opponents.
Poland vs Wales Odds
Poland vs Wales Team News and Predicted Line-Ups
Poland Team News
Robert Lewandowski will lead the line, hoping to put the distractions of his next club to one side for the time being.
Mainstays in the Polish starting line-up such as Kamil Glik and Grzegorz Krychowiak will almost certainly feature, while Aston Villa’s Matty Cash may make his fifth start since switching allegiances last year.
Poland Predicted Line-Up
Szczesny; Cash, Glik, Bednarek, Bereszynski; Bielik; Zielinski, Goralski, Krychowiak, Szymanski; Lewandowski.
Wales Team News
While manager Rob Page may feel the urge to rest some of his key players, Wales’ most talented cohort will also need to get back up to speed with match fitness.
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey have played little football in the past few months, while Dan James was suspended for the last two games of the Premier League season.
Wales Predicted Line-Up
Hennessy; Ampadu, Rodon, Davies; Roberts, Allen, Ramsey, N Williams; H Wilson; James, Bale