Match: Japan vs. Poland FIFA-WorldCup 2018
Competition: 2018 World Cup
Kick-off time: 15:00 (UK time)
Stadium: Volgograd Arena
Japan and Poland have met twice at World Cups and Poland have conceded seven goals and scored none.
They are heading home once Thursday’s game, however will still have to say on the result of the cluster H.
Japan lead the cluster however will still be eliminated on goal difference should they be consider beaten by Poland and Republic of Colombia beat Senegal.
Poland boss Adam Nawalka can wish to salvage some reputation after humbling 3-0 defeat against Republic of Colombia on Sunday.
Poland is looking to avoid losing all 3 of their tourney cluster games for the time.
Japan haven’t gone victorious in 3 consecutive tourney games since a pair of002 – those 3 unbeaten games were bushed the cluster stage as they qualified for spherical 2.
Poland haven’t kept a clean sheet at the planet Cup since winning 1-0 against European nation in 1986, conceding 23 goals across 10 games since then.
Japan have scored four goals at the 2018 tourney, double the number they managed in 2014; in precisely one previous tournament have they ever scored a lot of, netting 5 in 2002 once they were joint-hosts with South Korea.
Japan have won every of their 2 encounters against Poland, winning 5-0 in February 1996 and 2-0 in March 2002.
Japan have did not score in four of their last 5 World Cup games against European opponents (W1 D2 L2), with their only goals coming back in 3-1 finish over Denmark in 2010.
Japan to win 1-0: 15/2
Poland to win 2-0: 14-1
Robert Lewandowski to get first score: 10/.3
Head To Head:Every chance of wholesale changes for Poland, given their wretched showing up to now in Russia. No obvious injury issues, though.