Robert Lewandowski’s presence alone will ensure plenty of respect from bookmakers in the Poland World Cup 2018 odds.
Poland finished in third place back in 1974 and 1982 but have spent some time in the wilderness since those glory days.
However, they will end a 12-year World Cup drought this summer after showing plenty of promise when reaching the quarter-finals at Euro 2016.
Two 1-0 wins over Northern Ireland and Ukraine and a goalless draw against Germany saw Poland progress from their pool in France with plenty to spare.
Adam Nawalka’s side then edged out Switzerland on penalties, before only going down to eventual champions Portugal via spot-kicks.
The momentum was maintained throughout qualifying for this summer’s tournament, with eight wins and a draw from 10 matches proving enough to finish five points clear of Denmark in their pool.
There will be plenty of positive Poland World Cup 2018 betting tips and predictions ahead of an opening clash with Senegal in Moscow, before what could be a crunch clash with Colombia.
Odds correct on date of publication: 21/05/2018
Lewandowski remains the catalyst for Poland going forward and he was the most prolific marksman in European qualifying with 16 goals, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 29-year-old Bayern Munich hitman picked up a third Bundesliga Golden Boot this year, with 29 strikes being almost double that of his nearest rival.
Assisting Lewandowski up front will be Arkadiusz Milik, who finished an injury-interrupted season with Napoli in decent form.
Club team-mate Piotr Zielinski continues to make great progress and the 23-year-old could prove the star of an industrious midfield.
Wolfsburg winger Jakub Blaszczykowski, 32, is closing in on a century of international caps but shows no signs of slowing down.
Grzegorz Krychowiak can help to hold things together in the engine room and was a regular starter for West Brom last season after joining on loan from PSG.
Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek and Kamil Glik of Monaco are stalwarts in defence, while former Arsenal team-mates Lukasz Fabianski and Wojciech Szczesny are both reliable goalkeepers.
Rank (world): 10
WC appearances: 7
Best effort: Third place in 1974 and 1982
Road to Russia
POL 4-2 Montenegro
Armenia 1-6 POL
POL 3-0 Kazakhstan
Denmark 4-0 POL
POL 3-1 Romania
Montenegro 1-2 POL
Romania 0-3 POL
POL 2-1 Armenia
Lukasz Fabianski (GK)
Wojciech Szczesny (GK)
Lukasz Piszczek (D)
Kamil Glik (D)
Jakub Blaszczykowski (M)
Robert Lewandowski (F)
Arkadiusz Milik (F)
Adam Nawalka – POL