Slovakia only in their third major FIFA final (including the 2010 FIFA World Cup and EURO 2016) will face an emerging powerhouse of European football in Poland. The Poland vs Slovakia game will be played at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Poland. The Group-E encounter will start at 9.30 pm, 14/06/2021.
Poland Vs Slovakia: Recents forms of both the teams
This game vs Slovakia is a must-win game for the Polish team ahead of their away match against much stronger opposition in Spain. Poland has always looked a better sight on the pitch but has not got their desired results till now. They will look upon the leader of their team, Robert Lewandoski. The striker was in sublime form this season breaking the record of Gerd Muller of most goals in a Bundesliga season. However, the main concern for them will be their coach, Paulo Sousa. Paulo Sousa has not got enough time to gel up with the squad after joining the team in January this year.
Poland recent form in all competitions- D D L W D L (most recent first)
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On the other hand, Slovakia will also like to use this match to progress to the next round. With Marek Hamšík in their lineup, they can hope for the second round qualification, just like the 2016 Euro cup 2016. Thus, Poland vs Slovakia match becomes more important for Marek Hamšík and his team. Štefan Tarkovič is though focusing on the team game as they did it in their previous tournaments.
Slovakia recent form in all competitions- D D W D D L (most recent first)
Poland Vs Slovakia: Team news, head to head record and Probable starting xi
Paulo Sousa will be very keen to start the competition on a positive note. Since his appointment in January, Poland has not had some success behind their name. Sousa have tried many experiments with the team and tactics in their Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier games. Those tactics only lead to one win against a humble side, Andorra.
Ploand will still be the side with advantage on paper with the current “Best Player in the world”, Robert Lewandoski in their side. Lewandoski had a great season with Bayern Munich and will be looking forward to lead the team to their first biggest glory.
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Probable Lineup – Poland
Szczęsny; Piątkowski, Glik, Bednarek, Bereszyński; Krychowiak, Klich, Zieliński, Puchacz; Jóźwiak, Lewandowski.
Štefan Tarkovič’s team would surely be hoping for a great outing just like the last Euro in 2016 in France. The last 16 qualification in France was their first time since their independence. The team had a great turn around in the Euro qualifiers as Tarkovič brought in the luck and tactics to beat the Northern Ireland in final after Pavel Hapal was sacked as the coach of the team.
However, since then the team had some tough times winning matches. Slovakia has won only two of their last 13 matches within 90 minutes. Their World Cup qualifiers also did not well so well. But a win over Russia did gave them some confidence as well.
With new talents in Milan Skriniar and national legend Marek Hamšík in the team, Slovakia can hope to break the Polish ego to make it a significant move in fight to qualify from group- E.
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Probable Lineup – Slovakia
Dúbravka; Pekarík, Šatka, Škriniar, Hubočan; Kucka, Hromada; Haraslín, Hamšík, Mak; Duda