Value on hosts in relegation six-pointer
Wales take on Poland at the Cardiff City Stadium in a relegation six-pointer in Group 4 of League A in the Nations League.
The Dragons will stay up at the top level in Europe in victory over Poland, due to having a superior goal difference, with both sides tasting defeat in their first outing of the international break.
This will be the final competitive match for both nations before the World Cup and staying up in League A would be an impressive achievement for Rob Page’s side, even though it will fade away into insignificance with what is on the horizon.
Poland have the attacking quality to impose themselves on the fixture in the opening exchanges, but Wales have been very difficult to play against on their home turf in the last few years.
Gareth Bale started on the bench in Wales’ 2-1 defeat to Belgium last time out, with Page potentially saving his best player for the more winnable game to ensure survival.
The Dragons do not have a mouth-watering squad on paper, but a lot of their individuals step up a level for their national team and their togetherness, particularly at home cannot be underestimated.
Brennan Johnson, Kieffer Moore, Bale, Tyler Roberts and Sorba Thomas are all capable of causing problems in the final third, and Wales’ recent goalscoring record is actually better than many would have expected, going up against some tough opposition with regularity in the Nations League.
Poland are a fading force at the moment, still reliant on an aging crop of players, Robert Lewandowski is their star man, with Arkadiusz Milik capable of contributing, while Wojciech Szczesny, Jan Bednarek and Piotr Zielinski are crucial players in the spine of the team.
Unders may be an option, but there is an element of unpredictability with this one, especially ahead of team news.
Wales have scored in all of their last 12.
Wales have conceded in nine of ten.
Wales have seen both teams score in nine of ten.
Wales have seen over 2.5 goals in six of ten.
Poland have scored in eight of ten.
Poland have conceded in eight of ten.
Poland have seen both teams score in six of ten.
Poland have seen over 2.5 goals in five of ten.