Poland vs England
World Cup Qualification – Europe
Date: Tuesday, 8 September 2021
Kick-off 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: PGE Narodowy (Warsaw).
England travel to Poland on Monday in a fixture that could decide the winner of UEFA World Cup qualifying Group I.
Gareth Southgate’s men picked up from where they left off at the Euro 2020 and bagged two 4-0 wins this month. Their first was away at Hungary, in front of a stadium filled with racist fans. The next was much easier at their home turf against Andorra.
England have a 100% win record in the competition as we reach the halfway line of the competition and sit at the top of the table with 15 points.
Poland on the other hand have risen from the disappointing exit at the Euro 2020 and looked solid in all parts on the field in the duels this month. Their first victim was Albania on a 4-1 margin, while the San Marino were given a proper thrashing on 7-1 scoreline.
The Poles currently trail England by 5 points while the likes of Hungary and Albania are one a win behind.
Poland vs England Head-to-head
- England won 2-1 in the reverse of this fixture at Wembley Stadium in March.
- The Three Lions are now on a 17 match unbeaten run against Poland with 11 wins and 6 draws.
- However a majority of this head-to-head fixture played in Polish soil are draws, 7 out of 9.
- Only 1 of the 10 meetings between the two sides in Poland saw over 2.5 goals.
Poland vs England Prediction
England is the team to beat when it comes to World Cup and Euro qualifiers. They are unbeaten in 26 matches in World Cup qualifiers with their last defeat happening to Ukraine in an away fixture in 2009. This includes 12 matches on the road and only 5 of them are stalemates.
Though massive flops in major competitions, Poland put up a good fight in qualification games played at their own turf. They are unbeaten in 19 home games out of which 16 are wins.
We still believe that Southgate’s men are a far superior side with perfect balance all around the field. But they might have to go an extra mile to get a positive result in this fixture.
Considering the tactical nature and importance of this match, we expect goals at a premium. England are the sort of masters in keeping clean sheets, only 3 conceded in the last 15 across all competitions. Meantime,
Poland vs England Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.79 odd.
First half correct score 0-0 @ 2.62 odd.