Current odds:

All good without exception. Looks like a prime ASP trading game. We have a good strong favourite in Poland, nice 0-0 odds at around 9 to lay, and ANY OTHER HOME WIN that is going to be available to lay at around 15. The under 2.5 and 3.5 goals odds are spot on and based on the odds round-up I can see no issues.

Stats:

As much as I would like it not to be the case, Northern Ireland are considered the weakest side in Group C and, of course, with Germany to contend with, if they are to achieve anything in this competition they must look to beat Poland and the Ukraine but all games for them in this group will be tough. That said, they may consider this to be the easier of the 3 group games they will play and they have been very hard to beat of late. It is no small thing that they ended top of their qualifying group ahead of Romania.

Poland and Northern Ireland haven’t played each other since 2009 so nothing can be deduced by studying head to head performances. That’s just too long ago. Northern Ireland are ranked 2 places higher than Poland in the FIFA World rankings but they are lower than Ukraine and, of course, Germany who are ranked 2nd in the world.

Poland score more goals than Northern Ireland do and there are two recent 4 plus goal games for Poland, a 5-0 win against Finland and a 4-2 win against¬†Iceland. Both of these results are within the last 6/7 months but both are against weak opposition. I do not believe they will manage 4 goals against a feisty Northern Irish side who haven’t had 4 goals put past them in – well, forever or as long as I am prepared¬†to look back.

Seems a clear and simple, 2 to 3 goals game in my book with Poland just coming out on top.