FIFA World Cup 2022 – European Qualifiers – Poland vs Andorra Preview & Prediction
Poland already trail Group I leaders England by two points after contesting a thrilling 3-3 draw with Hungary in their first World Cup European Qualification game. A home tie against Andorra represents the perfect opportunity for Poland to record their first win in Group I, with the visitors entering the contest yet to get off the mark after falling to a 0-1 defeat at home to Albania. When considering that Poland boasts the likes of Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski within their ranks and that they have scored seven goals in their last four competitive games, such offensive firepower should prove far too much for a fragile visiting defence to deal with here. Andorra have lost their last four competitive fixtures, shipping 11 goals in the process and they are expected to be no match for Lewandowski and co in Warszawa, with a Poland win by at least three clear goals on the cards.
Poland will host Andorra in their second World Cup 2022 qualifier on Sunday evening hoping to record their first victory in Group I.
The hosts head into this fixture after drawing a six-goal thriller away in Hungary on Thursday, while the visitors narrowly lost to Albania on home soil.
Paulo Sousa's first international match in charge did not get off to the best of starts, considering that the Poles did not register a single shot on target before Adam Szalai doubled Hungary's lead in the 52nd minute.
However, two inspired substitutions drew Poland level as Krzysztof Piatek and Kamil Jozwiak scored within two minutes of each other, which gave the visitors hope of snatching all three points.
The hosts then thought they had won it when Willi Orban restored their lead with 12 minutes left to play, but it was Lewandowski who found the net from his first attempt on goal to claim a point for Poland in Budapest.
The Bayern Munich striker has now taken his goal tally for this season to a remarkable 45 from just 41 appearances in all competitions.
Poland will feel the happier of the two nations coming away from that thrilling encounter, having trailed for the majority of the match, but they will now look to ensure that there are no slip-ups on Sunday when they face European minnows Andorra.
Poland have only ever faced Andorra once before, winning an international friendly 4-0 in June 2012, and securing their first three points in Group I with a convincing victory is to be expected in Warsaw.