Ace Football previews the Group E match between Spain and Poland in Euro 2020 and offers betting tips, the best odds, predictions, and form guides.
Spain take on Poland for a match in the European Championship this Saturday at Estadio de La Cartuja. While the home team enter Euro 2020 as number 6 in the FIFA world rankings, there is a pretty big gap to their 21st-placed opponent.
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. La Roja 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 knockout 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 the Poles dreamed but they proved to have enough quality for 1st place in the group.
Stats and Analysis
Poland have not exactly set the world on fire lately when it comes to goal scoring. The Eagles 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.
Spaniards paddling along.
Results have been pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Spain who have performed more or less according to expectations. In their last 3 matches, Luis Enrique’s men finished off Kosovo in a 3-1 win, followed by a 0-0 draw with Portugal. Their most recent match brought a dull 0-0 draw at Sweden.
Poles hoping for fresh start.
Poland will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form. In their 3 latest outings, Paulo Sousa’s side ended with a 1-1 draw against Russia and went on to a 2-2 draw against Iceland. Their latest game produced 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 the following 1-0-0 meeting statistics with Poland.
It is tempting to look at Ferran Torres as a possible marksman for Spain, as he has provided the team with 5 goals in their previous 6 internationals. Robert Lewandowski is on 5 goals in the last 6 internationals for Poland and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here.