iBet: England should at least get a draw in Poland

Gareth Purnell

Poland v England, Warsaw, kick-off 8pm

Lay Poland at 3.6 to 1

Back Croatia and Belgium in a double (pays around 4/5)

Poland were not involved in a qualification game on Friday and instead played a friendly against South Africa. The game finished 1-0 to the Poles, but they were booed off at half time after a lacklustre performance and by all accounts there is little confidence in the team after a very disappointing Euro 2012 finals on home soil. Poland do have a top quality striker in Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski, but he only scores once every three games for his country and lack of a supply line seems to be the issue. England were far from convincing against San Marino and the 5-0 scoreline was a major result for the bookmakers, as there had been a big gamble on Roy Hodgson’s men to cover a -5 handicap. Poland are 49 places lower in the Fifa rankings and England should at least get a draw.


Wales’ win over Scotland means both teams are more or less out of the World Cup qualification running, and they may both find themselves out-classed in their away games to Croatia and Belgium. The double pays just short of even money.

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  • Rey Luis

    Don’t rule out England opening the scoring, again, from the penalty spot.

    Gerrard FGS and Gerrard 1-0 scorecast

  • Crain6

    “Poland were not involved in ….” Poland is ONE country. Please, please, please, do not write, if you can’t write. Just to help, it should read, “Poland was not ….”

  • Gareth Purnell

    In this context we are referring to the members of a football team called Poland rather than talking about the whole country. “Poland were not involved in…” is simply just a shortened way of saying: “The members of the Poland team were not involved in,” and is therefore the correct use of English.
    Poland is in the European Union, where we refer to the country as a whole, is of course correct English.
    Chelsea are playing really well at the moment is also correct English, because we are referring to the members of the Chelsea team, and not the Chelsea district of London.
    More importantly however Crain6, both bets won, and I hope you backed them.

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