Poland vs Czechia preview
In the 9th round of the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying tournament, the national teams of Poland and Czechia will face each other. The match is scheduled for Friday, November 17, at PGE Narodowy in Warsaw.
Both teams are competing for a direct qualification from Group E, but at the moment, Czechia has a better chance of achieving this goal. The team holds the second position, leading Poland by one point. Moreover, Czechia has one game in hand, so avoiding a defeat would be enough to secure their trip to Germany. Poland, on the other hand, is in a challenging situation: the team not only needs to win the upcoming match but also relies on Moldova taking points from Czechia in the final round.
Bookmakers do not see a clear favourite in the upcoming match, giving a slight advantage to the home team. Based on Poland vs Czechia odds, you can bet on Poland with odds ranging from 2.40 to 2.50 While the chances for the Czech players to win in Warsaw are evaluated with odds between 3.10 and 3.20. Draw odds are within the range of 3.20 to 3.30.
Let's assess the form with which the opponents approach this match and choose the most reliable Poland vs Czechia tips.
This qualifying tournament has been a true disappointment for Polish fans. The national team began the qualification as a favourite but ended up being surpassed not only by Czechia but also by the main sensation of the tournament — the Albanian national team. However, the biggest setback for Poland came from the modest Moldova. In June, Poland suffered an away defeat (2-3), despite leading 2-0 after the first half, and in October, they couldn't overcome Moldova on their home ground (1-1). These five lost points in matches against Moldova are likely to be the reason for Poland's failure to qualify for UEFA Euro 2024. Unless, of course, a miracle occurs.
The team from Czechia had a more confident performance in the qualifying tournament compared to their opponents, but they also experienced some painful point losses. Once again, Moldova played a role, holding the Czech team to a 0-0 draw in March. It's also worth noting a significant defeat to Albania (0-3), which arguably dashed Czechia's ambitions of securing the top spot in the group. While theoretically possible, it seems unlikely that Albania will leave matches against Moldova and the Faroe Islands without points.
In three away matches during the current qualifying tournament, Czechia has achieved a draw, a win, and a loss. Moreover, both the victory against the Faroe Islands (3-0) and the defeat to Albania (0-3) were crushing.
Betting tips Poland vs Czechia
If we look at the head-to-head statistics, the recent matches favour Czechia. Poland has managed to win only one game out of the last five (1 win, 4 losses) with a goal difference of 4-8.
The main advantage for Poland in the upcoming match is their packed home stadium, which will drive the team forward in the crucial match of the season. If Czechia falters and concedes an early goal, it will be challenging for them to expect a positive result. In this qualifying tournament, Poland has shown itself to be an unstable team, but in home games, the team has not lost a single match, defeating the group leader Albania (1-0). On their own soil, the Poles have conceded only one goal in the match against Moldova (1-1). Given the enormous motivation for the upcoming match, we believe that the hosts can secure three points and extend the intrigue to the final round. Therefore, for our Poland vs Czechia prediction, we suggest considering the home team's victory with very favourable odds. Our tip for this game is Poland to win at 2.46.