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Poland vs The Netherlands Prediction on September 22, 2022

Match info

The men’s football UEFA Nations League 2023 match between the home side of Poland and The Netherlands is scheduled for Thursday, September 22, at the PGE Narodowy stadium in Warsaw. The match is valid for the fifth round of Ligue A (Group A, if you will) and will set off at 8:45 p.m. local time (9:45 p.m. Moscow time).

Meeting statistics

The current form of Poland

Poland enters this contest following a loss in their most recent match, also in the UNL, 1-0, to Roberto Martínez’s Belgium. Michy Batshuayi, a striker for Fenerbahçe, scored in the first half to give the ‘Red Dragons’ the victory. So, undoubtedly, Poland will be seeking to improve on their performance on Thursday. Against Belgium, ‘The White and Red’ had 31% of the game’s possession and 11 shots on goal, only one of which found the back of the net. Their rivals had 12 shots on goal with 4 of them being on target at the other end. Recently, Poland hasn’t failed to hit the target too often. According to the data, they have conceded 11 goals in their last 6 games, scoring in 5 of those contests.

Due to a fully healthy group being available, Poland head coach Czesław Michniewicz will be pleased to not have any fitness worries to talk about going into this game.

The latest results of Poland (5 matches):

• Lost to Belgium 0-1
• Drew against The Netherlands 2-2
• Lost against Belgium 1-6
• Won against Wales 2-1
• Won against Sweden 2-0

The current form of The Netherlands

The Netherlands most recently defeated Rob Page’s Wales 3-2. Noa Lang of Club Brugge, Cody Gakpo of PSV Eindhoven, and Memphis Depay of Barcelona all scored goals to give Louis van Gaal’s team the victory. Wales’ goals from Brennan Johnson of Nottingham Forest and Gareth Bale of Los Angeles FC were only a small consolation. The Netherlands had 60% of the ball in that game and made 22 attempts at goal, 7 of which were successful. Wales had 9 goal-scoring efforts, 4 of which were launched toward the space between the posts. Up to 5 of the past 6 games, The Netherlands had seen at least 3 goals. The total number of goals scored per game over that time period was 4.17, with an average of 2.67 goals per game for the ‘Oranje’. Of course, there’s no guarantee that a trend like that will continue into this game but the chances for that are big. It seems to us that predictions of the top bookmakers with iOS apps kind of go in such a direction.

Louis van Gaal, the head coach of The Netherlands, has no fitness concerns heading into this game because all members of his team are fully healthy and prepared.

The latest results of The Netherlands (5 matches):

• Won against Wales 3-2
• Drew against Poland 2-2
• Won against Wales 2-1
• Won against Belgium 4-1
• Drew against Germany 1-1

Head-to-head encounters

The Netherlands has a definite advantage over the opposing team in 18 head-to-head matches. They have drawn 7, lost 3, and won 8 games. The previous meeting between the two nations, earlier this year, ended in a 2-2 tie. Poland’s goals from right back Matty Cash of Aston Villa and midfielder Piotr Zieliński of Napoli were offset by the Netherlands’ goals from midfielder Davy Klaassen of Ajax and right back Denzel Dumfries of Inter Milan. On that occasion, the Netherlands had 68% of the ball and 6 of its 17 shots were on goal. Poland’s 5 shots on goal, 3 of which were on target, were the output from the other end.

Match analytics

As has been the case in recent years, it’s challenging to consider Poland in any other way than as a team to watch out for. Robert Lewandowski, 34 now, will for sure be the star performer for his country’s national team as he has brought his amazing Bayern Munich form to Barcelona. On the other hand, the Netherlands has a ’stable’ of world-class footballers. Prior to the international break, Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt's performances could raise some questions, while Barcelona’s top forward Memphis Depay has seen his influence diminished since Lewandowski joined the team. However, The Netherlands should prevail in this match and will likely defeat Poland. Germania set up a 2.10 odd for this particular outcome.

Results of the forecast

Successful forecast. Poland vs The Netherlands 0:2

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