18:45 GMT 11 October 2018
The international break has returned this week after a return to domestic normality for the last few weeks. Poland and Portugal meet in the UEFA Nations League as both sides challenge for top spot in Group A3.
The two nations have met on 11 occasions, Portugal have won five of those while Poland have just three wins. The most recent one which came at Euro 2016 actually ended as a draw but Portugal won 5-3 on penalties on their way to winning the whole tournament. That 1-1 stalemate was one of the last three meetings that have all ended as draws after 90 minutes. Both teams have scored in three of the last four matches with just two of those seeing over 2.5 goals.
Following his international debut last month, Serie A leading scorer Krzysztof Piątek has received another call-up but he will probably settle for a place on the bench behind Lewandowski who will get his 100th cap if he plays. It’s a full-strength squad for Poland.
Latest matches: Poland
The big news for the visitors is the lack of Ronaldo in the squad who has stepped back from international football for now. Goncalo Guedes isn’t involved in the squad because of a thigh injury he picked up playing for Valencia, Andre Silva will lead the line.
Latest matches: Portugal
Without Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad, Portugal’s task of winning won’t be made any easier but they beat Italy without him so they’ll be confident. Poland have got home advantage and a strong front line but are still seen as slight underdogs. However, if it’s the match result you’re looking to bet on, then backing the draw looks smart with each of the last three meetings ending that way.
11 October 2018 - 18:45 GMT
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