Spain head into an encouter against Polandon Saturday. Played out at Estadio de La Cartuja, this is their second of three outings in the group stages at the Euro 2020. While Spain enter the Euro 2020 as number 6 in the FIFA world ranking, there is a pretty big gap to their opponent. Poland go into the competition ranked number 21.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament Spain are highly expected to win their group and dreaming of once again seeing a final at a European Championship. Spain had few problems taking a highly anticipated 1st place in the group stages and they are expected to go deep at the Euro 2020.
Whilst outsiders to top their group Poland still seem to have a decent opportunity to qualify for the knock out stages. That would be a welcome payback for the disappointment of leaving the Euro 2016 without even scoring a single goal. Booking a place at the Euros perhaps proved a little more exciting than Poland dreamed but they proved to have enough quality for a 1st place in the group.
Spain vs Poland stats and analysis
Poland have not exactly set the world on fire lately when it comes to goal scoring. Poland scored a mediocre 18 times in the last 10 internationals creating an average of just 1.8 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 6 of these matches, conceding 7 goals which is an average of 0.7 per game.
Stats and facts for Spain and Poland.
Fun stats Spain
- Spain unbeaten the last 11 matches in a row;
- Spain unbeaten the last 29 matches in a row at home;
- Spain has won in the last 15 of 16 matches at home;
- Spain scored in the last 52 of 54 matches.
Fun stats Poland
- Poland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Poland has won in the last 6 of 7 matches when playing away;
- Poland scored in the last 12 of 14 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Poland’s last 4 of 6 matches.
Form Spain vs Poland
Spain keep target in sight.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Spain who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their 3 latest internationals, Spain managed to get a rather comfortable 3-1 home win to Kosovo and went on to a dull 0-0 draw at Portugal. Their latest game produced a 0-0 draw against Sweden.
Poland continue to look blunt.
Poland go into this encounter on the back of a miserable form in previous games. In their previous 3 internationals, Poland ended with a 1-1 draw against Russia after which they witnessed a 2-2 draw with Iceland. The most recent international for Poland’s finest served up a 2-1 defeat against Slovakia.
Spain v Poland Fixture History
The last time the two nations squared up against each other, which was back on 8 June 2010, Spain ran away with a 6-0 victory.
Spain have won 100%, while Poland have won 0% of their last 1 encounter in the European Championship resulting in a total of 1-0-0.
Ferran Torres hit the target 5 times in the last 6 internationals for Spain, and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here. Managing 3 goals in his previous 6 internationals for Poland makes Robert Lewandowski an obvious threat to any defence right now.