Poland v Slovakia – Stats and Preview: Who can start with a win in Russia?

Poland v Slovakia Euro 2020 Preview

Match: Poland v Slovakia

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 14/6/21

Kick-off time: 5pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

15/11/13 Poland 0 – 2 Slovakia

26/05/12 Poland 1 – 0 Slovakia

14/10/09 Poland 0 – 1 Slovakia

15/10/08 Slovakia 2 – 1 Poland

07/02/07 Poland 2 – 2 Slovakia

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 95%
Over 1.5 goals 79%
Over 2.5 goals 45%
Over 3.5 goals 29%
BTTS - Yes 11%

Poland team goals

Over 0.5 goals 90%
Over 1.5 goals 70%
Over 2.5 goals 40%

Slovakia team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 88%
Over 2.5 goals 40%

Corner betting stats

Poland corner stats

Average corners for: 5.9

Average corners against: 3.5

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 61%
Over 10.5 corners 52%
Over 11.5 corners 33%

Slovakia corner stats

Average corners for: 3.5

Average corners against: 5.9

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 59%
Over 10.5 corners 46%
Over 11.5 corners 31%

Card betting stats

Poland Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 2.40

Yellows against: 1.60

Top cards:

G Krychowiak – 3

K Bielik – 2

A Reca – 2

M Klich – 2

Slovakia Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 2.40

Yellows against: 1.60

Top cards:

D Vavro – 3

M Hamsik – 3

O Duda – 2

R Mak – 2

Injuries

Poland injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Slovakia injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: J Kucka

Suspended: None

Poland v Slovakia Match Preview & Trends

Lewandowski Set To Shine On International Stage

Having beaten both Northern Ireland and The Republic Of Ireland, Slovakia find themselves in Dublin once more, this time to take on Poland in Group E’s opening game. Previous results suggest a tight contest with one side winning by a goal or two in a fairly even match-up. Having reached the round of 16 last time out in Euro 2016, Slovakia would no doubt see a repeat of that feat as a success given the strength of their scheduled opposition this time around.

In France, the Poles managed a quarter-final before crashing out of the 2016 tournament, and with Robert Lewandowski as dangerous as ever they will be eyeing up the knockout phase. Being able to unleash exciting youngsters like Krzysztof Piatek and Krystian Bilek will please coach Paulo Sousa who was appointed during a difficult period and had to endure the hardship of getting to know his players through lockdown which inevitably has brought unique challenges.

Surviving a group that contains the quality of a side like Croatia should not be underestimated. Slovakia are not here to make up the numbers and will give Spain, Sweden, and the opening round opponents Poland more than one thing to think about. Skipper Marek Hamsik commands the respect of all he faces after a successful career in Seria A. Despite being 22nd in terms of shots and ranked 23rd for corners awarded, The Slovaks will feel they have the capability and know-how to make a serious impact on this Championship.

Key trends

Reaching the quarter-finals in 2016 was Poland best ever result at a European Championship

Slovakian Manager Stefan Tarkovic’s first game in charge was the play-off win over Northern Ireland to qualify for this tournament

There has not been a draw between these two nations since a Friendly back in  February 2007

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

Average yellow cards: X

Average red cards: X

Average booking points: X