Surprise leaders of Group E Sweden, have already booked a spot in the next round of the Euros but will want to finish unbeaten as they face a Polish team in dire need of a win to keep their hopes alive.
European Championship 2020
Venue: Gazprom Arena
Sweden have taken a surprise lead of Group E despite only scoring one goal in two games.
Their defence has been their bedrock, and with qualification already secured, the Swedes will want to finish unbeaten and top their group, something they have yet to do since 2004.
Yet, it is unlikely that they will be able to go far in the tournament without scoring a couple of goals so their strikers would want to bag a couple here. Moreover, they run a risk being over reliant on their defence throughout.
Poland sit bottom of the group having only picked up one point from their two games and in all honesty they should be on zero points but some abysmal finishing from Spain helped them salvage a 1-1 draw last time.
Recall Poland didn’t enter this competition on the best run of form and thus, it has carried over into the tournament. All hope is not lost for them though as a win could secure them third or even second place depending on the result in the other group game.
Sweden have no injuries to be concerned with.
Jan Bednarek is battling to be fit in time for the game against Sweden.
Lukasz Fabianski trained on his own on Monday but Wojciech Szczesny would start. Jakub Moder is expected to miss out with a knee injury.
Sweden’s last five games: WWWDW
Poland’s last five games: LDDLD
Sweden have kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven games and are unbeaten in that run (W6 D1)
Poland have lost their last four games against Sweden without scoring.
Sweden’s defence has been almost impenetrable of late while Poland can’t seem to get anything going right for them.
It is unlikely that Poland find a way to penetrate Sweden’s defence even with Robert Lewandowski leading them; and even if they do, their defense is more than likely to let them down once more. Thus, a win for Sweden at 15/8 odds is the way to go here.
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