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England vs Poland Predictions & Tips - Three Lions to take advantage of Lewandowski loss

  • England vs Poland predictions for Wednesday's World Cup qualifier
  • The match is being played at Wembley Stadium (7.45pm BST)
  • England have won 12 of their last 13 home matches
  • England are tipped to win to nil with Robert Lewandowski ruled out
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Harry Kane can fire England to victory (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 30 Mar 2021
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England vs Poland Predictions

The loss of Robert Lewandowski is a big blow for Poland, and England can take advantage and take control of the group.

England have made a habit of keeping clean sheets and that prospect is enhanced by Lewandowski's absence. The hosts are tipped to win to nil again with Harry Kane scoring again.

  • England have won their last 3 matches (all competitions).
  • England have won 12 of their last 13 home matches (all competitions).
  • England have kept clean sheets in 10 of their last 13 matches (all competitions).
  • England's Harry Kane has scored 33 goals in 52 internationals (all competitions).
  • England are unbeaten in their last 16 matches against Poland (all competitions).
  • England have won their last 8 home matches against Poland (all competitions).
  • Poland have won 1 of their last 4 away matches (all competitions).

Head to Head

England haven't lost to Poland since 1973, a run of 16 games unbeaten. The Three Lions have won 10 of those matches and drawn six times.

The nations last met in World Cup qualifiers back in 2012 and 2013. England were held to a 1-1 draw in Warsaw before winning 2-0 at home.

England Form

England have recorded comfortable wins over San Marino and Albania to start the qualifying campaign in perfect fashion.

Gareth Southgate gave game time to some his squad members in a 5-0 win over San Marino last Thursday.

James Ward-Prowse, Dominic Calvert-Lewis (two), Raheem Sterling and debutant Ollie Watkins got the goals at Wembley.

It was a little tougher on Sunday, but England were still too good for Albania in Tirana as Harry Kane and Mason Mount goals sealed a 2-0 win.

England Team News

England could go with the same side that started Sunday's victory over Albania, unless Gareth Southgate opts to switch to a back-three.

James Ward-Prowse is a possible starter in midfield in place of Kalvin Phillips, but Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have both been ruled out of the game.

England Squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Nick Pope
Defenders: Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins

Poland Form

Poland needed a Robert Lewandowski goal seven minutes from time to earn a point from a 3-3 draw with Hungary in their group opener on Thursday.

Hungary led through Roland Sallai and Adam Szalai goals, before substitutes Krzysztof Piatek and Kamil Jóźwiak levelled for Poland within two minutes of coming on.

Willi Orban put Hungary back in front, only for Lewandowski to pop up with another equaliser for Poland.

It was a routine 3-0 win for Poland over Andorra on Sunday as Lewandowski scored twice before picking up his knee injury. Karol Świderski put the seal on the win.

Poland Team News

Poland were dealt a blow with leading scorer Robert Lewandowski ruled out of the game against England due to a knee injury.

Third choice goalkeeper Łukasz Skorupski is also out after contracting coronavirus.

Poland Squad

Goalkeepers: Łukasz Fabiański, Wojciech Szczęsny, Karol Niemczycki
Defenders: Kamil Glik, Maciej Rybus, Bartosz Bereszyński, Jan Bednarek, Arkadiusz Reca, Paweł Dawidowicz, Michał Helik, Kamil Piątkowski
Midfielders: Kamil Grosicki, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zieliński, Mateusz Klich, Sebastian Szymański, Kamil Jóźwiak, Jakub Moder, Przemysław Płacheta, Kacper Kozłowski, Rafał Augustyniak, Sebastian Kowalczyk, Bartosz Slisz
Forwards: Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piątek, Karol Świderski

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England can make it three wins from three with Robert Lewandowski's absence a real bonus.

Another clean sheet is tipped for the hosts with Harry Kane backed to score.

Best Bet: England To Win To Nil @105.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Harry Kane Anytime Goalscorer @-123.46 at Unibet - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Harry Kane First Goalscorer @285.00 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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