Poland vs Slovakia Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview … Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:00:00 +0100-Follow the Group E action live as Robert Lewandowski stars at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg.
Poland simply didn’t start well enough and it was Slovakia who took a deserved lead in the first half. Paulo Sousa’s side emerged from the break with more tempo to their play and found the equaliser after just 30 seconds of the restart, but their momentum was stalled by Krychowiak’s red card midway through the second period after the former Sevilla and PSG midfielder picked up his second booking. Milan Skriniar, who kept Lewandowski quiet throughout, is the hero for Slovakia after thumping in the winner.
Upset alert! Slovakia tame the best striker in the world and claim a huge opening win in Group E – only their second ever win at the Euros.
90+2 mins: SAVE! Poland heave it into the box, it breaks to Lewandowski but Slovakia get three or four men around the ball so he shifts it to Swiderski, who manages to get his shot on target but it’s comfortably saved by Dubravka.
90 mins: CLOSE! Moder swings it in and although Slovakia initially deal with it, it breaks to Bednarek in the box. The Southampton defender fluffs his first attempt but connects with his second and sends his shot inches wide of the goal. That could be it. We’re into four added minutes.
89 mins: Kucka concedes another free kick and it will give Poland another opportunity to swing it into the box…
88 mins: Close! Poland win a corner and the ball is whipped across the face – but it manages to evade everyone, including Lewandowski who was closing in at the back post.
87 mins: Slovakia also give Thomas Suslov a run out for the final few minutes. The 19-year-old has been tipped as one of the brightest young talents at these Euros.
84 mins: They do win a corner, however. Slovakia scramble it clear but it falls to Puchacz, who wildly blazes it over. Poland now bring on Brighton’s Jakub Moder, and Karol Swiderski, who is an additional forward.
82 mins: Poland just can’t get anything going. Their flexible system allows them to create a man advantage in midfield – but with 10 men their upper hand has disappeared.
Poland vs Slovakia LIVE: Euro 2020 score, result and reaction from … Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:00:00 +0100-Poland and Slovakia kick off their Euro 2020 campaigns when they meet at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Monday evening, and Goal has the latest …
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Boasting one of the best attackers in the world in Robert Lewandowski, Goal backs Paulo Sousa's men to get among the goals in this Euro 2020 clash
Poland and Slovakia kick off their respective Euro 2020 campaigns when they meet at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg in Group E on Monday evening.
With Spain favourites to top the group, victory here could be key for both teams as they look to qualify for the knockout stages.
Poland vs Slovakia Latest Odds
Poland’s only win in their last five competitive fixtures came against Andorra, but Betfair Sportsbook make them 8/11 (1.73) favourites to take the points in their opener.
Slovakia are also struggling with just a single victory in their most recent six and are out at 5/1 (6.0) to come out on top in Russia.
Both nations drew their two Euro 2020 warm-up friendly matches and another stalemate is priced at 5/2 (3.50).
Poland vs Slovakia Team News
Robert Lewandowski will be hoping to carry his club form into Euro 2020, having scored 48 times for Bayern Munich in the 2020-21 campaign.
Slovakia will rely on talismanic captain Marek Hamsik for inspiration, with the IFK Gothenberg playmaker having scored 26 goals and recorded 18 assists for his country.
Poland vs Slovakia Preview
Poland’s recent results have not been encouraging but they have at least had plenty of joy in front of goal, scoring 11 times in their last six games including against both England and the Netherlands.
That rich form in the final third for Paulo Sousa’s men should carry over into this Euro 2020 clash considering the fairly leaky defence of Slovakia.
Although it would be harsh to suggest that Stefan Tarkovic’s side are poor at the back, they have kept just three clean sheets in their last 11 competitive matches, stopping only Cyprus, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland from scoring.
Poland vs Slovakia Tips and Predictions
Poland are likely to have too much going forward and Betfair Sportsbook’s price of Evens (2.0) on them scoring more than once on Monday provides good value for punters in this Euro 2020 clash.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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