Poland and Slovakia go head to head in Dublin in this Group E encounter. There's not been much between these sides over the years. Check out our full betting preview for the latest team news, match odds and betting predictions.
Poland 🇵🇱 Team News
Poland are making their fourth successive appearance in a European Championship finals. The Poles registered their first victory in the finals stage of the competition in 2016. Coached by Jerzy Brzęczek, Poland qualified for these finals in fine style, finishing six points clear at the top of Group G (P10 W8 D1 L1). They sole defeat coming at the hands of Slovenia in September 2019, this was Polands only defeat in their last 18 European Championship matches.
Paulo Sousa, Poland coach...
"All the players we brought with us are fit and ready for the game. I don't have any big doubts about my first XI: maybe one or two players. We know we represent the whole of Poland. We want to come back to our base smiling. Monday will be one of the biggest days of my coaching career. I thank God that football gave so much to me and to my family. I am very glad that I can be involved at EURO 2020."
Poland Predicted Lineup
Szczęsny; Bereszyński, Glik, Bednarek; Jóźwiak, Krychowiak, Moder, Puchacz; Klich, Zieliński; Lewandowski.
Key Player: Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski is Poland's most-capped player and all-time leading goalscorer. He is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the world today and continues to lead the line for German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. The Poles have quality in different areas of the pitch but Lewandowski is on a different level when compared to some of his fellow countrymen.
Slovakia 🇸🇰 Team News
Ireland has been a happy hunting ground for the Slovakians during qualifying. Having finished third in Group E behind Wales, they had to come through a play-off semi-final here agains the Republic of Ireland (4-2 on penalties), before beating Northern Ireland 2-1 in the play-off final to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals proper.
Štefan Tarkovič, Slovakia coach...
"I am so glad all my players are fit. The whole team are ready and motivated to be successful. The game will be a challenge for us. Paper assumptions are not important for me. I will be happy if we leave the field with our heads up and if we show our fans we came here to fight for our country."
Slovakia Predicted Lineup
Dúbravka; Pekarík, Šatka, Škriniar, Hubočan; Kucka, Hromada; Haraslín, Hamšík, Mak; Duda.
Key Player: Marek Hamsik
Slovakia's most decorated player and talisman. This will likely be Marek Hamsik's last performances for his country and their all-time leading goalscorer and most-capped player will be looking to go out in style. A talented attacking midfielder, he will provide the threat the Slovakian side need against very strong Group E opponents in Poland, Spain and Sweden.
Poland v Slovakia Head to Head
Although these two sides have met eight times in total, this is their fifth competitive fixture. However, none of the past fixtures have been recent enough to consider important in the head to head stats, two friendly matches in 2012 an 2013 being the most recent encounters.
Poland v Slovakia Match Prediction
In a very tough Group E, Poland will be looking to get a maximum 3 points from this fixture. With Spain and Sweden waiting it is vital that Lewandowski and his countrymen claim victory here against the Slovakians, who will be seen by all as the whipping boys of the group.
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