Spain vs Poland
Euro 2020, Group E
Date: Saturday, 19 June 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio de La Cartuja (Sevilla).
The La Roja have not made the best of starts to their campaign, after they were held to a draw by Sweden. However, Poland, who were expected to be their competitors, had lost their opener against Slovakia.
As such, now both squads are staring at a high-pressure game. One more point dropped, and they might be looking at early elimination. This is a must-win fixture for both, and we can expect a fierce encounter between the two at the Estadio de La Cartuja.
Judging the talent at disposal, and h2h superiority, the Spaniards seem to be the favorites this weekend against the Poles.
Spain: Team News
Sergio Busquets should make a return to the team after his quarantine. However, he might not be integrated directly into the playing eleven. Rodri had taken the duties in the veteran’s absence.
Luis Enrique would probably stick with the youngster and substitute him with Busquets around the 60-minute mark, or as the need arises.
Spain: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Simon – Alba, Torres, Laporte, Llorente – Pedri, Rodri, Koke – Torres, Morata, Olmo.
Poland: Team News
Midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak will be missing this fixture due to this red card in the previous game, which will obviously be a blow to manager Paulo Sousa.
The player should be replaced by Przemyslaw Frankowski, who has the gaffer’s trust.
Poland: Predicted Line-up (4-3-3)
Szczesny – Rybus, Bednarek, Glik, Bereszynski – Klich, Krychowiak, Linetty – Zielinski, Lewandowski, Jozwiak.
Spain vs Poland: Head-to-head (h2h)
- La Roja have a 100% winning record since 1959.
- The latest encounter had ended in a 6-0 win for them.
- They have scored two or more goals in every single meeting till now.
- It’s been 22 years since the Poles have scored a goal against this opponent.
Spain vs Poland: Prediction
Poland are desperate, as they had lost their opener, and they need a win at any cost this weekend. This sense of urgency will probably cost them, especially against a tactician like Luis Enrique – who has plenty of footballing wizards at his disposal.
On top of that, the Poles are on a four-game winless run and were winless in seven of their past eight matchups. They had conceded two or more goals in six of these games, and the sole win during this stretch had come against Andorra.
In addition, they also have a poor h2h record against this foe and have conceded in huge numbers in the process.
On the other hand, the Spaniards were unbeaten in 24 of their last 25 overall matchups, and they have lost just once at home in the past five-year period.
Confidently expect Spain to take advantage of the desperation of their counterparts, and to find an early goal. Moreover, with La Roja adamant about a victory as well – trust them to go after goals all through the ninety minutes. Expect a high-scoring thriller.
Spain vs Poland: Betting Tips
|Over 2.5 Goals||1.83|
|Over 1.5 Team Goals by Spain||1.50|
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