Game Preview: Ukraine vs. Poland - World Cup Qualifying - October 11th, 2013

World Cup Qualifiers - Ukraine vs. Poland - Team CrestsUkraine meet Poland in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on October 11th, 2013 at Metalist Stadium in Kharkov.

Group H is a tight group. After eight games played, and with two more to go, England, Ukraine, Montenegro and Poland are all competing for the top spot that qualifies directly to the World Cup in Brazil. The team that finishes second will advance to the qualification playoffs.

Considering that Ukraine play a relatively easy game vs. San Marino on Tuesday, Oct 15th, the match vs. Poland is a big one. With a win here, Ukraine will set themselves very nicely for either the top spot in the group, or the playoff spot. England, who are one point ahead of Ukraine at the moment, are playing two tough home matches, first vs. Montenegro and then against Poland.

Everything is still open in Group H.

Let's take a look at the odds for the upcoming match in Kharkov:

Ukraine: 3/4
Draw: 5/2
Poland: 15/4

Ukraine are the favourites. A 100 € bet on the home side could return 75 € in profit, while the same bet on Poland could return 375 €.

FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk striker, Yevhen Seleznyov is the favourite to score for the hosts at 6/4, while the Borussia Dortmund striker, Robert Lewandowski, is the favourite to score for Poland at 21/10.

Ukraine are entering this match in full force with everyone more or less healthy. Most recently Ukraine drew 0-0 at home vs. England.

Poland will be without their Borussia Dortmund defender Lukasz Piszczek due to injury. Mariusz Lewandowski of PFC Sevastopol has been called up as his replacement. Poland most recently beat San Marino 1-5.

Every match is important in Group H.

Let's see how this one plays out!