Spain vs Poland: Watch FREE Online, Live Stream, Kick-off time, Predictions, Betting Tips, Odds
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Date, kick-off time and venue
Spain vs Poland is scheduled for an 12:30 am IST kick-off on June 20, 2021.
The match will be held at Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla, Spain.
Where to watch Spain vs Poland
TV channel: The match will be televised on BBC One for free.
Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the BBC iPlayer.
Spain Team News
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Robert Sanchez, Unai Simon
Defenders: Aymeric Laporte, Jose Gaya, Jordi Alba, Pau Torres, Eric Garcia, Diego Llorente, Cesar Azpilicueta
Midfielders: Marcos Llorente, Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Pedri, Thiago, Koke, Fabian
Forwards: Dani Olmo, Mikel Oyarzabal, Gerard Moreno, Alvaro Morata, Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pablo Sarabia
Most important player: Thiago Alcântara. It’s difficult to pick the single most important player for this squad as it genuinely acts as a collective. Still, Thiago provides poise and experience to a very youthful group. Often referred to as a “metronome,” much like Spanish legend Xavi, Thiago can dictate play with precise, flawless distribution – a crucial element to the possession-based La Roja style.
Breakout player to watch: Ferran Torres. The 21-year-old exploded onto the international stage when he scored three goals in Spain’s 6-0 Nations League defeat of Germany in November. Watch the Manchester City winger build on an impressive debut season and a hot start to his senior men’s national career (six goals in 10 appearances) at his first major international tournament.
Biggest strength: The midfield. Opposing teams will be lucky to touch the ball against a midfield three of Thiago, Koke and Rodri. In the last year, Thiago has a pass-completion rate of 89.5 per cent on 81.74 attempts and Rodri has a whopping rate of 92.1 per cent on 91.17 attempts. Spain also has an embarrassment of riches as Barcelona men Sergio Busquets and Pedri would be waiting on the bench in that scenario.
Biggest weakness: Inexperienced centre backs. Since Enrique excluded Sergio Ramos from the squad, Aymeric Laporte and Pau Torres are likely to start as centre backs. While both are quality players, Torres is 24 years old with only seven appearances for Spain, and Laporte is joining the team for the first time after spending his junior international career with France.
|Main captain Sergio Busquets has tested positive for coronavirus in a blow to his side’s Euro 2020 preparations. |
The Barcelona star started Friday’s friendly against Portugal but is believed to have contracted the virus over the weekend and must now self-isolate.
The rest of the squad all tested negative, but the players and staff who were in close contact with the 32-year-old must also quarantine.
Poland Team News
Goalkeepers:Lukasz Fabianski, Wojciech Szczesny, Lukasz Skorupski
Defenders: Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Bereszynski, Pawel Dawidowicz, Kamil Glik, Michal Helik, Tomasz Kedziora, Kamil Piatkowski, Tymoteusz Puchacz, Maciej Rybus
Midfielders: Przemysław Frankowski, Kamil Jozwiak, Mateusz Klich, Kacper Kozlowski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Karol Linetty, Jakub Moder (Brighton), Przemyslaw Placheta, Piotr Zielinski
Forwards:Dawid Kownacki, Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Karol Swiderski, Jakub Swierczok
Key player: Robert Lewandowski — The 32-year-old Lewandowski is already the country's leading scorer with 66 goals, and he just broke the Bundesliga's 49-year-old record for goals in a season with 41 in 29 appearances for Bayern Munich. If he is scoring at Euro 2020, Poland will be tough to beat
|What is Poland's best previous performance at a European Championship? |
How did Poland qualify for EURO 2020?
By winning Group G with a record of P10 W8 D1 L1 F18 A5.
What kind of form are Poland in?
Last six games: DDLWDL
Who is one Polish player you might have heard of?
Robert Lewandowski: Poland's most-capped player and all-time leading goalscorer netted 41 times in the Bundesliga for Bayern Munich this season and was named Best FIFA Men's Player in 2020.
Who is one Polish player who could impress at EURO 2020?
Piotr Zieliński: The highly-rated Napoli midfielder scored eight goals in a career-best Serie A season and has been a regular for his country since 2013.
Spain's Head to Head results vs Poland
|28 Jun 1959||Poland v Spain||W||2-4||UEFA European Championship|
|14 Oct 1959||Spain v Poland||W||3-0||UEFA European Championship|
|12 Nov 1980||Spain v Poland||L||1-2||International Friendly|
|18 Nov 1981||Poland v Spain||W||2-3||International Friendly|
|26 Mar 1986||Spain v Poland||W||3-0||International Friendly|
|20 Sep 1989||Spain v Poland||W||1-0||International Friendly|
|09 Feb 1994||Spain v Poland||D||1-1||International Friendly|
|18 Aug 1999||Poland v Spain||W||1-2||International Friendly|
|26 Jan 2000||Spain v Poland||W||3-0||International Friendly|
|08 Jun 2010||Spain v Poland||W||6-0||International Friendly|
Despite the disappointment of both those events Spain had little trouble in qualifying for this tournament, finishing top of a group which contained Sweden, Norway, Romania, Faroe Islands and Malta. Spain went undefeated throughout their qualifying campaign winning 8 and drawing 2 of their 10 matches. They scored 31 goals and conceded only 5, giving them the 3rd best goal difference of all the qualifying nations. Poland have qualified for only their fourth European Championship in the history. However, they have played in each of the last 3 tournaments, with their best performance coming in 2016 when they reached the quarter-final. Having gone out at the group stage in 2008 and 2012, their performance in 2016 shows Poland are an improving team and will be aiming to reach the latter stages again at the 2020 European Championship.
Poland finished top of their qualifying group above Austria having won 8 of their 10 matches and losing only one. Having been eliminated at the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, Poland will be hoping to progress from this group and anything they can take from this game would be a huge boost to their chances.
However, their record against the Spanish is very poor and Poland have only defeated them once in 10 attempts. Each of their last 3 meetings have ended in defeat for Poland and they have lost 6 of their last 7 games against Spain, with one ending in a draw. That suggests Poland are up against it and the betting odds for Spain vs Poland have them as the outsiders to win this game. We have more Spain vs Poland tips and predictions below.
Spain vs Poland Betting Odds
The two teams have had 10 confrontations in all competitions, with the victory advantage in favor of Spain. They have had 8 wins, 1 draw and only 1 loss since 1980. In this meeting, Spain continues to receive a higher rating and is likely to win all 3 points.
Select: Spain FT.
This game actually highlights how tough the job of a bookmaker can be at times.
In theory, the hosts should win this match in Seville, and that is why they have been installed as the favourites in the bookies’ Poland vs Spain betting odds at 1.50.
But there will be plenty who recognise the quality of Poland, and so they simply cannot be written off at a price of 7.00 The draw is available at 4.00.
Spain vs Poland Betting Tips
We do want to be backing the Poles in some way in these Spain vs Poland betting tips, but their record in big tournaments is poor enough that we are finding it hard to go all in on them.
However, there are ways we can make our preferences count, and in that sense bettors have two choices….
You could back the draw at 4.00 – a high risk but high returns bet, or you can play it a bit more conservative and back Poland with a +1.00 Asian handicap or +2 goal standard handicap, depending on what your bookie offers.
|Previous meetings |
• Eight of the sides' ten contests to date have ended in Spanish victories – including a 6-0 triumph in the most recent, a Murcia friendly on 8 June 2010 that served as the final warm-up for Vicente del Bosque's side before their FIFA World Cup triumph in South Africa. Sergio Busquets and Jesús Navas started that game with Sergio Ramos a second-half substitute; Kamil Glik, Jakub Błaszczykowski, Robert Lewandowski and Maciej Rybus featured for the visitors.
• That made it three successive Spain wins against Poland, since a 1-1 draw in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in February 1994. That match was a friendly, as all the last eight fixtures between the teams have been.
• Poland's sole success against Spain came in the teams' first friendly, a 2-1 victory at at the Estadio de Sarriá in Barcelona in November 1980. Andrzej Iwan scored twice, including an 89th-minute winner 60 seconds after a Dani penalty had levelled for the hosts; Zbigniew Boniek, the current president of the Polish Football Association (PZPN), also played in that match.
• The teams have been involved in only two previous competitive fixtures, in qualifying for the inaugural 1960 UEFA European Championship. Alfredo Di Stéfano and Luis Suárez both scored twice in a 4-2 Spain win in Chorzów on 28 June 1959, Di Stéfano also finding the net as Spain won 3-0 in Madrid four months later.
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