World Cup - Qualifiers
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The central match of the 7th round of European group E is the match between Denmark and Poland in Copenhagen. It is obvious that here we see the analogy with the battle between Bulgaria and Sweden in Sofia.
In Sofia and Copenhagen the guest is one and the same – the leader of this quartet. And the hosts are presented in both cases by one catching up team. Let us recollect the tournament position of group E leaders:
Poland – 16, Montenegro – 10, Denmark – 10…
Poland (the head coach Adam Nawałka)
To tell the truth, there is one difference between the leaders of two groups in the mentioned above correlation. Now the first place of Tre Kronor is only hypothetical as the same number of points has the national team of France. But the advantage of Poland over two main challengers is now 6 points.
And this means that with luck the team of Adam Nawałka headed by Robert Lewandowski, Jakub Błaszczykowski and Kamil Grosicki can soon become one of the first finalists of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
Denmark (the head coach Åge Hareide)
Two years ago the era of reigning (15 years) of Morten Olsen as the coach of the national team of Denmark has come to its end and the team now is headed by the famous specialist from Norway Åge Hareide.
This fact didn’t bring any significant progress in the game of the red and whites. And now Simon Kjær, William Kvist, Christian Eriksen and their partners are walking on thin ice for the third time in a row after FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014 and French EURO 2016 and can miss also FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
The red and whites need only victory during the forthcoming meeting at their famous Parken. Otherwise the team of Åge Hareide can give the way to the national team of Montenegro.
But the leader of the group E here will be pleased with the goalless draw. In this case the 6 points distance between two national teams will remain to be unchangeable prior to the 3 rounds before the end of qualifiers. And this means that one of the two challengers of the leader will be eliminated. So W1 or X2?
Denmark – 2.40, draw – 3.40, Poland –2.90;
tip: Denmark (Asian handicap 0) - odds 1.71 Pinnacle