Poland vs Slovakia: Team Form
Poland qualified for Euro 2020 with ease, conceding just 5 goals in winning 8 of their 10 matches in Group G. However, since this campaign, Poland has struggled to find any form of consitency. They were beaten by both Italy and Holland in the UEFA Nations League, before coming unstuck against England in World Cup qualifying.
Slovakia finished third in their Euro 2020 qualifying group, behind Wales and Croatia. As a result, they required playoff wins over both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to reach the finals. Since then, the Slovak’s have beaten both Scotland and Russia, demonstrating their potential this summer.
Last 5 Match Results
- Italy 2-0 Poland
- Poland 1-2 Netherlands
- Hungary 3-3 Poland
- Poland 3-0 Andorra
- England 2-1 Poland
- Slovakia 1-0 Scotland
- Czech Republic 2-0 Slovakia
- Cyprus 0-0 Slovakia
- Slovakia 2-2 Malta
- Slovakia 2-1 Russia
Poland vs Slovakia: Team News
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is the star man for Poland, with the 32-year-old having broken all sorts of goalscoring records this season. Coach Sousa has a host of other well-known players to call upon too, including the Premier League’s Jan Bednarek, Mateusz Klich and Jakub Moder. Napoli’s Piotr Zieliński and Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny are almost certain to start.
Veteran midfielder Marek Hamsik remains the standout player for Slovakia. The 34-year-old is arguably their most creative midfielder, with Feyenoord striker Róbert Boženík likely to benefit from this during the tournament. Elsewhere, FC Koln winger Ondrej Duda and Sassuolo’s Lukáš Haraslín are worth keeping an eye on.
Poland vs Slovakia Head to Head
Poland and Slovakia have met eight times in the past, with Slovakia actually having the better record. The two teams last met in 2013, when Slovakia ran out 2-0 winners away from home in a friendly encounter. Poland had won a friendly the year prior, 1-0. However, with the two nations having not played against each other for over 7 years, few conclusions can be made from their head to head record.
Poland vs Slovakia Betting Odds
Given their firepower, it should come as no surprise that it is Poland who are the favourites for three points with online bookies. Paulo Sousa’s men can be backed for victory at best odds of 3/4 with 888Sport, while Slovakia are priced at 7/2 on the same platform. A draw is available to back at 5/2 with both Betfair and Unibet. Closer to kick off, it could well be worth betting on Poland striker Lewandoswki scoring at anytime during the 90 minutes.
Our Poland vs Slovakia Betting Tip
Based on pre-match statistics and available markets, our top betting tip for this Euro 2020 Group E clash is to bet on Poland keeping a clean sheet. This market is available at appealing odds of 11/10 with Betfred, with Slovakia not having a great deal of goalscoring threats in their team.