Online soccer betting tips for Poland – Slovakia
Poland and Slovakia are going head to head in St. Petersburg on June 14 in a match from Group E of the Euro 2020. Are you ready to have it previewed in these online soccer betting tips? Here is what we can tell you about it.
Poland did an excellent job during their qualifying campaign for the competition. The White and Reds won their group with 25 points won and left Austria behind in second place. Paulo Sousa’s team lost just one of their games and conceded just five times in 10 matches played. This was a pretty good performance by the Polish side.
In the World Cup qualifiers, Poland kicked off their campaign with a somewhat average performance. They made a 3-3 draw with Hungary in their first game, but as was expected, beat Andorra in the second one. Their first defeat during the campaign came later against England at the Wembley. Losing against the Three Lions is not something to be ashamed of, though. Poland tried their best, and Jakub Moder managed to score, but their efforts didn’t happen to be enough for at least a draw.
In their first friendly game before Euro 2020, Poland faced Russia and made a 1-1 draw in Wroclaw. Jakub Swierczok opened the score for the hosts, but Karavaev equalized for Sbornaya.
It’s pretty much apparent who’s the main man in this Polish team. Robert Lewandowski finished the season with 48 goals in 40 matches for Bayern Munich in all competitions and once again proved he’s probably the best striker in the world. Lewandowski already won the Golden Boot for the last season, and some people even think he’s a good choice for the Ballon d’Or as well. One thing is for sure – the 32-years old star is a terrifying beast in the opponent’s penalty area. Robert Lewandowski is the current captain of the Polish national team as well.
Lewandowski will need some help, though. He needs good players around him, and luckily, Poland has some. Lokomotiv Moscow’s Grzegorz Krychowiak remains an influential figure with his experience, while Leeds United’s Mateusz Klich is an essential player in midfield as well. The most decisive player in midfield, though, is Napoli’s Piotr Zielinski, who is playing in one of the best teams in Italy at the moment.
One of the most exciting names in Poland’s squad for the Euro is the 17-years old teenager Kacper Kozlowski. The young midfielder currently plays for Pogon Szczecin, and he’s regarded as one of the future stars of Polish football. Kozlowski already played two matches with the national shirt, and the manager Paulo Sousa was not afraid to call him for the Euro despite him being still a teenager. It’d be an unforgettable experience for Kozlowski if he records some minutes at the European Championship.
Olympique Marseille’s Arkadiusz Milik is one of the players that should help Robert Lewandowski in the attack. Milik was loaned to the French club last season, and he managed to score 9 goals in 15 matches he played – that’s some really good scoring rate. Milik is a quality striker who knows how to score goals – he has scored 15 times for the White and Reds so far.
Slovakia qualified for the second time in their history for the European Championship. In 2016 they passed the group stage and reached the 1/8-finals of the competition, but got eliminated by then reigning world champions Germany.
During the Euro 2020 qualifiers, Slovakia needed to participate in the playoffs in order to reach the tournament. The Falcons eliminated the Republic of Ireland during the playoff 1/2-finals, while in the finals, they achieved a 2-1 win against another Irish side – Northern Ireland. It was a massive success for the manager Stefan Tarkovic and his players.
In the World Cup qualifiers, the Falcons kicked off their campaign with one win and two draws. In the first two matches, they shared the points with Cyprus and Malta, while in the third one, they enjoyed a 2-1 win against Russia. Milan Skriniar and Robert Mak scored against Sbornaya.
In their first friendly game before the Euro, Slovakia faced Bulgaria, and the game ended with a draw – 1-1. Iliev opened the score for the Bulgarians, but Laszlo Benes equalized for the hosts. Slovakia didn’t have their best game on this day, but it was just a friendly – let’s not be too critical of them.
Inter Milan’s center-back Milan Skriniar is one of the most prominent leaders in the Slovakian team. The 26-years old is one of the best defenders in the Serie A, and he was a part of Inter’s title-winning team in the Calcio. Skriniar is a defender who makes it really difficult for the strikers to score goals.
Even being 33-years old, Marek Hamsik remains a very important player for the Falcons. He’s the national team captain and a player that every football fan knows from his time at Napoli. Right now, Hamsik plays for the Swedish side Goteborg after two years stint in China. He might be older now, but Hamsik remains a quality player when he’s on the ball. You can be sure about this.
Parma’s Juraj Kucka, Napoli’s Stanislav Lobotka, and Ferencvaros’ Robert Mak are important figures for the Falcons, too. Their goal would be to win the midfield area of the pitch and allow their team to control the play. Meanwhile, Feyenoord’s Robert Bozenik looks like the key player in the attack. Just 21-years old, Bozenik is regarded as one of the best Slovakian talents at the moment.
That’s our online soccer betting tips for the Euro 2020 clash between Poland and Slovakia from Group E of the competition. The pundits and the bookies believe Poland is favorites in this one, and we agree. They have some stars in their squad, but Slovakia will try to answer with some team spirit and fighting mentality. For both teams, it’d be important to kick off their campaign with a win, so let’s see which one will have the luck to do it.