Spain will play Poland on Saturday night in their second group encounter at this summer’s European Championship for three points. These three points are crucial to Spain, and, mindful of that, here is our football prediction – Spain vs Poland.
Luis Enrique’s team began their Group E campaign with a goalless draw against Sweden on Monday, against our football prediction.
Meanwhile, Poland lost 2-1 to Slovakia (Euro 2020 predictions here), putting them in a difficult position heading into this match.
- Diego Llorente was among the substitutes in Spain’s 0-0 draw with Sweden and is available, here too. However, Luis Enrique should rather stick with the Aymeric Laporte-Pau Torres centre-back combo.
- Enrique could also swap Pedri and Alvaro Morata for Thiago and Gerard Moreno from the starting XI against Sweden.
- Meanwhile, Sergio Busquets is unlikely to return against Poland, but he should be fit to play against Slovakia next week.
Spain possible starting lineup: Simon; M Llorente, Laporte, P Torres, Alba; Koke, Rodri, Thiago; F Torres, Morata, Olmo
- In the second half of Poland’s 2-1 loss to Slovakia, Grzegorz Krychowiak got his marching orders. Now, Karol Linetty may take on a larger role.
- Also, Jakub Moder is a viable possibility if Paulo Sousa decides to start Piotr Zielinski up front again.
Poland possible starting lineup: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek; Jozwiak, Klich, Moder, Linetty, Rybus; Zielinski, Lewandowski
Football Prediction – Spain vs Poland
- Spain dominated possession over Sweden on Monday night, but still, they played a disappointing 0-0 stalemate in Seville. Luis Enrique will expect his players to respond quickly now, however.
- Meanwhile, Poland lost to Slovakia, who people called to finish last in Group E. Instead, the Eagles now lead the group. They’ve only won one of their last ten games with Spain, which doesn’t bode well for Saturday’s match.
- On Monday night, Spain did everything but score against Sweden and it’s doubtful that they’ll make the same error repeatedly.
Poland’s loss to Slovakia does not make them any less dangerous for Spain, who have much to prove this summer.
So, we predict a close match between two teams that struggled to move ahead in their first group game.
Eventually, though, we feel Spain will win in Seville.