Japan vs Poland
World Cup Group H
Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 GMT +2
Venue: Volgograd Arena, Volgograd.
Japan needs one point to secure its spot in the Round of 16 against either Belgium or England. However, Japan wants to secure a win and beat Poland instead of depending of other results from the Colombia vs Senegal match.
Despite all this, Poland has nothing to lose as they have already been eliminated and could play spoiler. In addition, Adam Nawalka’s side wants to end their sour trip to Russia on a high note. They will seek at least get some points in their last match against the Samurai Blue. After all, they have the leading marksman in European qualification, Robert Lewandowski.
Japan have won the two previous encounters between the two nations.
In Hong Kong in 1996 they beat the Poles 5-0 and then in Lodz of 2002 they beat them again 2-0.
Poland to win: 2.94
Japan and Poland to draw: 3.2