Germany v Poland Betting Tips September 4th 2015
Tip #1: Back Draw @ 6.00 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 2.25 with bet365.com
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Germany v Poland Betting Tips: Match Preview
Germany laboured into their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign following a scintillating victory at World Cup 2014 in Brazil, but there are signs that they could be in the ascendancy once more. A 2-0 win over Georgia in March was followed by a 7-0 demolition of Gibraltar in June. Those victories were crucial for Germany to remain one point behind Group D-leaders Poland.
By no means have the Germans struggled, but the fact of the matter is that they just haven’t displayed their all-conquering form from last summer. A 1-1 home draw to the Republic of Ireland and a 2-0 away loss to Poland have proven that the Germans just don’t quite have the right balance in the side.
Head coach Joachim Löw has an abundance of talent to pick from throughout his midfield. At a glance, names like Toni Kroos, Marco Reus, and Mario Götze will strike fear into the hearts of many teams. However, it cannot be denied that Germany lack for established strikers.
Lukas Podolski is the only player who comes close, following the retirement of Miroslav Klose, but the 30-year-old Galatasary forward has simply not played enough football in recent seasons. So, for all of the midfield talent, the issue for Germany is converting their chances. Setting side the 7-0 Gibraltar win, the Germans scored only nine goals in five games against weaker opponents.
Poland have dropped only four points en route to holding top spot in Group D. Winning 2-0 at home against the Germans has primed them to potentially qualify as winners of the group. For that to happen, though, they simply cannot afford to drop any points when facing Germany on Friday night.
When you compare squads, it cannot be denied that the Polish squad is weaker than that of their German counterparts. Poland have an undoubtedly rare talent in striker Robert Lewandowski, but there is a considerable drop-off outside of the Bayern Munich attacker.
Jakub Błaszczykowski in midfield and Łukasz Piszczek in defence are both solid players, but the problem for Poland is that they need more talent. In defence, for instance, the Polish only have two players with 30 or more caps. To put things in perspective, none of the remaining defenders have more than 15 caps.
Poland have an excellent lone striker in Lewandowski, who enables them to play defensively and catch stronger teams like Germany on the counter. Look for head coach Adam Nawałka to implement such a strategy when facing Germany. He would be delighted to achieve a draw against the world champions and to hold on to the top spot.
Germany’s lack of strikers is an obvious deficiency that could find them out.
Therefore, it is more appealing to back a game that could be a draw at 6.00 with bet365 than it is to pick a Germany win at 1.25.