Our prediction for this match:
All eyes will be on Stadion Narodowy when Poland and Uruguay face each other in a warm-up game. The Poles cruised past their opponents in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, with Bayern Munich attacker Robert Lewandowski scoring no less than 16 goals in the process. The former Borussia Dortmund has recovered in time to face Uruguay and, no doubt, the opposition defenders should have him at bay. La Celeste qualified for the next year’s showpiece tournament as well and they are on a four-game unbeaten run ahead of the trip to Warsaw. Nonetheless, seeing that Luis Suarez will be rested in friendly games against Poland and Austria, we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. When the two teams met in a friendly in Gdansk five years ago Uruguay recorded a 3-1 win over Poland and we predict that Adam Nawalka’s men will get their revenge on the South American side.
Highlighted Player (Lukasz Piszczek):
Born on 3rd June 1985, Lukasz Piszczek is one of Poland’s most famous footballers at the moment, having made a name for himself thanks to some impressive performances for Borussia Dortmund. The full-back’s talent was spotted early on by Hertha scouts, and it is important to note that he began his career as a striker, winning the top goalscorer award at the Under-19 Euro in 2004. Following some excellent displays at said tournament, Piszczek was signed by Hertha, but he would go on to spend next three years on loan at Zaglebie Lubin. After returning to the club, the Polish footballer played on the left wing, but then switched to right-back as Arne Friedrich got injured and has played there ever since. In May 2010, Piszczek signed for Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer and has since developed into one of world’s leading right-sided defenders, sparking interest from clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United. The full-back made over 45 appearances for the national team since he was handed his debut in 2007, representing his country at three successive European Championship finals.
Highlighted Team (Uruguay):
La Celeste are one of the most successful South American nations. Uruguay are frequently the champions of the continent having most recently won the tournament in 2011. They have won the Copa America a record 15 times including the first ever edition of the competition in 1916, while the team has also won FIFA World Cup in two occasions including the inaugural competition in 1930 when they defeated Argentina 4-2 in the final as hosts. Their second World Cup title came in 1950 when Uruguay and Brazil played a legendary match which recorded a higher attendance than any other football match in the history of the game. Uruguay is the smallest country in the world to have won a World Cup by population, but La Celeste are proud of their football heritage which yielded some of the best footballers in the world over the course of history. Most notable player of the current selection is Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who is also the team’s top scorer with 45 goals to his name.