To kick off at this coming Monday is the match between Poland and Slovakia at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia for a match in the 1st round of the Euro group stages. Poland enter the Euro 2020 as number 21 in the FIFA world ranking, thus signifying the gap between these teams as Slovakia come here with a ranking of number 36.
While considered outsiders for a group win Poland should be in with a good chance of grabbing 2nd place, thus advancing to the next round. Booking a place at the Euros perhaps provided a little more excitement than Poland dreamed of, but they proved to have enough quality for a 1st place in the group.
Failing to book their place directly through the group stages, Slovakia sealed a place at the Euro's the hard way through play off's. Judging by the prices from the bookmakers it would be a big upset to see Slovakia lasting beyond the group stages at the Euro's.
Poland vs Slovakia stats and analysis
Poland join the Euro 2020 with humble stats in relation to goals scored in their previous 10 internationals. Poland pulled off 1.8 goals per game, which could be better, however defensively they have been solid. With 5 goals conceded, an average of 0.5 per game, they accomplished a clean sheet in 7 matches.
Slovakia head into Euro 2020 hoping to keep their impressive defensive stats from their last 10 internationals going. Slovakia averaged a just about adequate 1.3 goals per game, with a total of 13 goals scored. In contrast they only allowed 14 against for an average of 1.4 per game. Rather amazingly they only kept their opponents from scoring in 3 of the matches.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament Poland will be a disappointed not to come out the other end with a win. They should have enough quality to see off Slovakia as they look for plain sailing in the group stages.
Have Slovakia got the quality to secure even a single point in their first encounter at the Euro 2020? The bookmakers seem to think it is a question of how big a defeat they will suffering.
Stats and facts for Poland and Slovakia.
- Poland has won the last 4 matches in a row;
- Poland unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
- Poland unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row at home;
- Poland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches.
- Slovakia conceded the last 9 matches in a row when playing away;
- Slovakia conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Slovakia scored in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Slovakia's last 4 of 6 matches.
Lineup Poland vs Slovakia
Form Poland vs Slovakia
Poland mean business.
Poland will enter the match hoping to fonce again get a win on the board. The last 3 times Poland played out an international match they demolished Andorra in a 3-0 win, which was followed by a 2-1 defeat against England. Their most recent international served up a 1-1 draw against Russia.
Slovakia hope to boost points tally.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Slovakia who have performed more or less according to expectations. The last 3 times Slovakia played out an international match they ended with a 2-2 draw against Malta, which was followed by a 2-1 win against Russia. Their most recent international served up a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria.
Poland v Slovakia Fixture History
On 15 November 2013 these two nations went toe-to-toe against each other in their most previous meeting, when Slovakia ran away winners with a 2-0 scoreline. Poland have managed just one win in 5 against Slovakia, who on the other hand have won 3 of their last 5 encounters.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookies Poland are favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.75 as bookies predict Poland to have a 57% chance of beating Slovakia. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.30 on offer, while an away win for Slovakia pays out at 5.00.
Robert Lewandowski has certainly delivered the goods for Poland is recent matches. Both he and his fellow countrymen hope he can add to the 3 goals he has managed in the previous 6 internationals. Slovakia will hoping Milan Skriniar can find the back of the net once again. He is on 2 goals in their last 6 internationals and Slovakia need him to shine.