Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring the second goal for Poland, who are the top scorers in group A. Photo: Reuters Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring the second goal for Poland, who are the top scorers in group A. Photo: Reuters
Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring the second goal for Poland, who are the top scorers in group A. Photo: Reuters
Nick Pulford
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New-look Euro qualifiers head for thrilling climax

Upsets and the successes of lowly teams in expanded competition point to exciting finals next year

Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring the second goal for Poland, who are the top scorers in group A. Photo: Reuters Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring the second goal for Poland, who are the top scorers in group A. Photo: Reuters
Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring the second goal for Poland, who are the top scorers in group A. Photo: Reuters
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Nick Pulford

Nick Pulford

Nick has been SCMP’s tipster since soccer betting was launched in Hong Kong in 2003, having previously served as racing editor. He takes a statistical approach to soccer betting, focusing mainly on the English Premier League but also on the other major European leagues and the English lower divisions. Now based in England, he brings a wealth of experience as a punter and writer having also worked for the Sunday Times, Racing Post and Betfair during a 25-year career in sports betting journalism.