A draw is enough for Poland to ensure this Sunday, October 8, their qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. At the PGE Narodowy stadium in Warsaw. Starting at 13.00CET, the Poles will face Macedonia, which is still hoping to secure a place in the World Cup in the complement of the tenth round of the European qualifiers.
Poland’s recent performance
The Poles, who thrashed Armenia 6-1 away from home on Thursday, October 5, lead Group E with 22 points (seven wins, a draw and a loss). Only the first-place finishes for the World Cup in 2018. Whoever stays in second place will still have a chance to play in the playoffs.
The only threat to the Poland squad is Denmark, which has 19 points (six wins, one draw and two losses). Should the hosts lose to Montenegro and the Danes beat Romania in their own game in the same time, the draw would give Denmark a place with the best goals and send the Poles to the table. recapture
To avoid this, Poland will not be able to count on Milik. The Napoli striker suffered a serious injury and should only return to play next season. However, Robert Lewandowski has noticed the message. The Bayern Munich striker rocked the net three times in a quiet win over Armenia.
The current form of Montenegro
The Montenegrins have virtually sealed their fate in the race for a place in the World Cup in Russia when they were beaten at home to Denmark last Thursday. It took 1 to 0.
With that, they were parked in the 16 points (five wins, one draw and three losses). In this way, they are no longer able to fight for the first place in the key. The only hope left is to fight for second place and ensure survival until the repechage.
However, even this possibility is reduced. In addition to defeating Poland, the Montenegro team needs Romania to outdo Denmark. This would allow them to be equal in points. This would make the definition of second place in the goal balance. Before the start of the tenth round, the Danes take advantage: 12 to 10.
History of the matches Poland vs Montenegro
It was only three games involving the selections. There were two draws and a Polish victory, 2 to 1, in the first round of the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia