Ace Football previews the World Cup qualifier between England and Poland and offers betting tips, odds, line-ups, and team news.
England will be looking to make it three wins from three when they take on Poland at Wembley stadium on Wednesday night. The Three Lions have seen a successful start to their World Cup qualifying campaign, winning both of their games against San Marino and Albania so far.
Even more impressive is the fact that England are yet to concede a single goal so far, with successive clean-sheets in their last two games.
There is further chance to extend their winning run and keep their defence flawless as well, especially after news that Robert Lewandowski will be absent from the clash.
The Three Lions have not lost against Poland in their last s16 outings, winning 10 and drawing the remaining six. Once again, England come into this game as favorites to win and we’re tipping them to do just that on Wednesday night.
England Form and Stats
England have recorded comfortable wins over San Marino and Albania to start the qualifying campaign in perfect fashion.
Gareth Southgate rotated his squad in a 5-0 win over San Marino last Thursday.
James Ward-Prowse, Dominic Calvert-Lewis (two), Raheem Sterling and debutant Ollie Watkins got the goals at Wembley.
It was a little tougher on Sunday, but England were still too good for Albania in Tirana. Goals from Harry Kane and Mason Mount sealed a 2-0 win.
- England have won their last three matches (all competitions).
- England have won 12 of their last 13 home matches (all competitions).
- England have kept clean sheets in 10 of their last 13 matches (all competitions).
- England are unbeaten in their last 16 matches against Poland (all competitions).
Poland Form and Stats
Poland needed a Robert Lewandowski goal seven minutes from time to earn a point from a 3-3 draw with Hungary in their group opener on Thursday.
Hungary led through Roland Sallai and Adam Szalai goals, before substitutes Krzysztof Piatek and Kamil Jóźwiak levelled for Poland within two minutes of coming on.
Willi Orban put Hungary back in front, only for Lewandowski to pop up with another equaliser for Poland.
It was a routine 3-0 win for Poland over Andorra on Sunday. Lewandowski scored twice before picking up his knee injury. Karol Świderski put the seal on the win.
- Poland have won one of their last four away matches (all competitions).
- In six of the last seven Poland away matches, the sum of goals was over 2.5 (all competitions).
- Poland have conceded in 14 out of their last 16 away matches (all competitions).
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Nick Pope
Defenders: Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins
England could go with the same side that started Sunday’s victory over Albania. Although, Gareth Southgate could switch to a back-three.
James Ward-Prowse is a possible starter in midfield in place of Kalvin Phillips. Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have both been ruled out of the game.
Goalkeepers: Łukasz Fabiański, Wojciech Szczęsny, Karol Niemczycki
Defenders: Kamil Glik, Maciej Rybus, Bartosz Bereszyński, Jan Bednarek, Arkadiusz Reca, Paweł Dawidowicz, Michał Helik, Kamil Piątkowski
Midfielders: Kamil Grosicki, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zieliński, Mateusz Klich, Sebastian Szymański, Kamil Jóźwiak, Jakub Moder, Przemysław Płacheta, Kacper Kozłowski, Rafał Augustyniak, Sebastian Kowalczyk, Bartosz Slisz
Forwards: Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piątek, Karol Świderski
Poland were dealt a blow with leading scorer Robert Lewandowski ruled out of the game against England due to a knee injury.
Third choice goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski is also out after contracting coronavirus.
(Note: The image will change to the official XI once they’re both announced)
England haven’t lost to Poland since 1973, a run of 16 games unbeaten. The Three Lions have won 10 of those matches and drawn six times.
The nations last met in World Cup qualifiers back in 2012 and 2013. England were held to a 1-1 draw in Warsaw before winning 2-0 at home.