World Cup Finals Group H Predictions by Dan Smith
Arsenal only have David Ospina in this group…
Won many over with their brand of football four years ago. In my opinion James Rodriguez deserved to be player of the tournament in Brazil. He, along with Falcao and Cuadrado, have rediscovered their old form. No coincidence that they shined at a competition hosted in South America. Can they reproduce in a different climate. The Group could have been a lot harder.
Group H is fascinating as all 4 teams will feel like they can take points off each other.
What gives the Poles the edge is Lewanowski, one of the proven word’s best poachers, something the other 3 don’t have. In all 3 games he will feel he can get the better of the defence. His reputation mentally seems to improve his teammate. With such a match winner can beat ordinary opposition but not enough to go deeper.
In Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sakho and Gueye Senegal have key players playing for some of Europe’s main clubs. That already raised hopes they could fly the flag for Africa even before this draw was very kind to them. They will feel all 3 games are winnable and have a chance if they can come together as a team. It wouldn’t be a shock if they finished top or bottom of the group.
Apart from the World Cup they co hosted Japan have struggled to meet their governments exspectetions to put football on the map. The draw though couldn’t of been kinder. They are in a group where anyone can beat anyone which is all they could have wished.