Denmark's chances of reaching next summer's World Cup finals are delicately balanced and with the side sitting level with Montenegro on ten points after the opening six qualifying games, they desperately need to close the gap between themselves and able-topping Poland. Fourth-placed Romania sit some four points adrift of the Danes, therefore the battle for the play-off places is effectively down to two sides.
The visit to Montenegro is certainly going to be a vital match for Denmark, however they cannot afford to drop any points in their other three outings, especially against a Poland side against which they lost 3-2 in the last meeting between the sides. It will be no easy task for Denmark getting something from Friday evening's match given that Poland are enjoying some excellent form of late. The side haven't lost any of their previous seven outings and they have impressed in their qualifying campaign thus far with five wins and a draw to their name.
Poland enjoy a six point lead at the top of their group and one really has to fancy their chances of progressing into the final next summer. They possess an abundance of talented players in the squad and they could prove to be dark horses in the finals, assuming that they do actually make to Russia in 2018.
That said, while Poland are undoubtedly a strong side, they could face a few problems against the Danes, especially away from home. The visitors cannot afford to make any mistakes as they look to hold onto top spot and they will be determined to collect a maximum points haul this week.
Nevertheless we'll be backing the two sides to cancel each other out on Friday evening given that this is likely to be a tense affair, although we do expect a few goals along the way. Five goals were scored between the sides in the reverse fixture in Warsaw earlier in the campaign and the Poles have scored in each of their last nine games, therefore we expect both nets to be bulging in what could prove to be a thoroughly entertaining affair.