Game Preview: England vs. Poland - World Cup Qualifiers - October 15th, 2013

World Cup Qualifications - England vs. Poland - Team CrestsEngland will host Poland in a decisive Group H matchup on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at Wembley stadium in London.

If England win this match, they will qualify to the World Cup directly. If they draw or lose, they will head to the qualification playoffs.

Roy Hodgson's team is in good form at the moment. A few days ago they outplayed Montenegro 4-1 at home. Ashley Cole and Tom Cleverly are ruled out of the clash with Poland due to injury, while Kyle Walker is out due to a suspension. Young Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been called up into the squad to fill the void.

Poland are out of contention for Brazil, but will be looking to give England a hard time on Tuesday. In their last match, they lost to Ukraine 1-0. Players to watch out on the Polish team are Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Blaszczykowski from Borussia Dortmund, Kamil Gilk from Torino and the Southampton goalie Artur Boruc.

The odds for the upcoming game at Wembley are:

England: 2/9
Draw: 5/1
Poland: 11/1

The odds are heavily in favour of the home side. A 100 € bet on England could return 22 € in profit, while the same bet on Poland could return 1,100 € in profit.

The most likely outcome, according to the odds is a 2-0 victory for the hosts offered at 9/2.

When the two teams met, exactly a year ago in Warsaw, the score was a 1-1 draw.

Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Wayne Rooney are the favourites to score for England at 13/10, and Robert Lewandowski is the favourite to score for Poland at 7/2.

Will England keep their nerve and come out with an important win on Tuesday, or will Poland surprise?

This is one of the most anticipated games in the last round of qualifications group stage.