Place: Russia. Volgograd Arena. Volgograd.
Date: on the 28th of June 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 15:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, group H, 3rd round
First European loser of the FIFA World Cup in Russia
Prior to the current World Cup, the national team of Poland together with Colombia were considered by all experts and analysts of football to be the bright favorites of the 8th final group H.
We doubt that on the 14th of June football fans could assume that in 10 days Colombia and Poland would play in Kazan a really Cup game and according to which the team that lost would lose even theoretical chances of the possible getting into the playoffs. That was Poland which has lost to the direct rival with a humiliating score (0:3).
Thus, the hosts of EURO-2012 became the first national team from fourteen representatives of the continent that has left ahead of schedule the fight for the champion title. At once after the end of the match in the capital of Tatarstan, the video cameras have shown an angry face of the legendary Polish football player and now the president of football federation of the country Zbigniew Boniek. It became at once clear that the days of Adam Nawalka on a post of the head coach of the national team are already gone …
Prior to the last 3rd round the three candidates of group H for two berths into the first round of the playoffs are Japan (4 points), Senegal (4) and Colombia (3). And on the 28th of June, Thursday in Samara the match between Senegal and Colombia will take place.
At the same time in Volgograd the Japanese team of Akira Nishino will battle against already unmotivated Poland. However, this fact doesn’t mean that during the last match of the World Cup Robert Lewandowski and company won’t shut the door with a bang.
Therefore, the fight in the Samara between Senegal and Colombia isn’t a Cup game at all. In case of defeat of Japan in a match against Poland, there exist one more option – the teams of Aliou Cissé and José Pekerman will get into the first round of the playoffs. In order to gain this goal, the teams of Senegal and Colombia will be pleased even with the goalless.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Japan vs Poland
It is obvious that in the forthcoming match at Volgograd Arena, the team of Akira Nishino will do everything possible and impossible to gain at least one point which will bring Japan into the playoffs. However, as we have already noted, during this meeting unmotivated rival can win its first victory. According to experts, there is no bright favorite for the match in Volgograd: Japan – 2.50, Poland – 3.00.
Let us summarize! We will see one of the most unpredictable matches of the whole group stage. Undoubtedly, in this situation the most actual bet is the bet on the scored goals.