Poland – South Korea

Poland unsurprisingly qualified for the World Cup this summer with a confident display in their qualifying campaign. They topped the group with 25 points from a possible 30, ending up five points ahead of Denmark in 2nd.

In fairness it was a pretty easy group compared to some of the others, but nevertheless it was a good showing from them as they scored 28 goals in ten games and lost just once.

Their friendly affairs since the qualification campaign ended have been less impressive though. They lost against Nigeria on Friday to make it three games without a win, but they will be determined to get something out of this final game before Adam Nowalka makes his final squad selection for the trip to Russia.

After their poor showing against Nigeria there could be a few changes made to the starting line up here. Robert Lewandowski isn’t likely to be going anywhere, but the majority of the other places are up for grabs. Arkadiusz Milik, Kamil Grosicki, and Maciej Rybus all started on the bench last time out, so we could well see them rotated on Tuesday.

South Korea will also be making their way to the World Cup this summer after finishing 2nd in their qualifying group, some seven points adrift of Iran and only two points ahead of Syria. It was a less convincing performance than their opponents, but they have improved in their friendly matches.

They went into Saturday’s match against Northern Ireland on the back of an eight match unbeaten streak, but despite going a goal up in the first ten minutes, they ended up losing that game 2-1. This returns them to their disappointing ways away from home, where they have won two, drawn three, and lost five of their last ten matches.

Poland haven’t had the best of times on home soil recently, but historically they do have a good record. They have won 11 of their last 17 home games and even managed a win over Germany back in 2014. Given their recent disappointments, you would expect them to turn it up a notch on Tuesday, and considering South Korea’s away form, backing a Poland Win looks a good value bet along with a 2-0 correct score prediction.

Head To Head

South Korea have won one and drawn one of their two meetings with Poland, with the first taking place in the 2002 World Cup and the other being a 2011 friendly.

Poland vs South Korea Stats

  • Poland have won 65% of their last 17 home matches.
  • South Korea have lost 50% of their last ten away games, winning just 20%.

Poland Team News

Manager Adam Nowalka could make a few changes after Poland’s poor showing on Friday, although top scorer Robert Lewandowski is still likely to lead the line for the hosts. Arkadiusz Milik, Kamil Grosicki, and Maciej Rybus will be pushing for a start though.

South Korea Team News

Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yeung will captain the South Koreans as well, who will turn to Spurs forward Son Heung-min for their main goal threat. The majority of the squad ply their trade in Asia, although Red Bull Salzburg forward Hwang Hee-Chan, Dijon midfielder Kwon Chang-hoon, and Augsburg midfielder Koo Ja-cheol are all present.

Poland vs South Korea Predictions

Poland to Win
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