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Poland vs Slovakia Predictions & Tips - Close match expected in Group E opener

  • Poland vs Slovakia predictions for Monday’s Euro 2020 match
  • The Group E clash is being played at 5pm BST at Saint-Petersburg Stadium
  • Both nations have been finding it hard to win in 2021
  • I am backing BTTS and a draw
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Slovakia have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches (Getty Images)
Eddy Tora 14 Jun 2021
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Poland vs Slovakia Predictions


Poland and Slovakia are evenly matched at Euro 2020. This should be a close game with BTTS and a draw backed in Saint-Petersburg.

  • Poland have drawn 3 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Poland have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Slovakia have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Slovakia have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Slovakia have a 4-3 advantage against Poland with one draw in eight matches.

Poland Form


Poland have won one of their last five matches in all competitions. 

The Eagles drew 3-3 in Hungary in their opening World Cup qualifier after being 2-0 down. Poland won 3-0 against Andorra with Robert Lewandowski scoring twice before a 2-1 loss in England.

Paulo Sousa’s side have played two friendlies to prepare for Euro 2020. They drew 1-1 against Russia and 2-2 draw against Iceland thanks to a late Karol Swiderski equaliser.

Poland Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Wojciech Szczęsny, Łukasz Skorupski, Łukasz Fabiański
Defenders: Kamil Piątkowski, Paweł Dawidowicz, Tomasz Kędziora, Jan Bednarek, Maciej Rybus, Kamil Glik (vice-captain), Bartosz Bereszyński, Michał Helik, Tymoteusz Puchacz
Midfielders: Kacper Kozłowski, Karol Linetty, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Mateusz Klich, Jakub Moder, Przemysław Płacheta, Przemysław Frankowski, Piotr Zieliński, Kamil Jóźwiak
Forwards: Arkadiusz Milik, Robert Lewandowski (captain), Karol Świderski, Dawid Kownacki, Jakub Świerczok

With Arkadiusz Reca injured and Maciej Rybus doubtful, Tymoteusz Puchacz could start at left back.

West Brom midfielder Kamil Grosicki wasn’t called up. Midfielder Krystian Bielik is injured alongside strikers Krzysztof Piątek and Arkadiusz Milik.

Poland’s squad is dominated by Robert Lewandowski who has scored 66 goals in 119 internationals. He is coming off another sensational season at Bayerb Munich where he scored 48 goals in all competitions.

Slovakia Form


Slovakia have drawn four of their five matches in 2021. 

The Falcons drew their opening two World Cup qualifiers, 0-0 in Cyprus and 2-2 against Malta where goals to David Strelec and Milan Skriniar overturned a 2-0 defict.

Stefan Tarkovic’s side finished off with a 2-1 home win against Russia with Skriniar and Robert Mak on target. 

Slovakia have played two friendlies, both ending in draws. They drew 1-1 against Bulgaria and 0-0 against Austria.

Slovakia Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Martin Dúbravka, Dušan Kuciak, Marek Rodák
Defenders: Peter Pekarík, Tomáš Hubočan, Milan Škriniar, Dávid Hancko, Ľubomír Šatka, Denis Vavro, Martin Valjent, Martin Koscelník
Midfielders: Marek Hamšík (captain), Juraj Kucka, Vladimír Weiss, Róbert Mak, Ondrej Duda, Patrik Hrošovský, Ján Greguš, Stanislav Lobotka, Lukáš Haraslín, László Bénes, Tomáš Suslov, Jakub Hromada
Forwards: Michal Ďuriš, Róbert Boženík, Ivan Schranz

Centre-back Martin Skrtel and midfielder Ivan Schranz are injured and midfielder Miroslav Stoch wasn’t called up.

Right back Peter Pekarik has earned 101 caps with midfielder and captain Marek Hamsik on 126 caps and 26 goals.

Inter Milan central defender Milan Skriniar leads the way in defence.

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Verdict

Poland and Slovakia have found it hard to win in 2021 with both nations seeing a high number of draws. That should be the case at Euro 2020.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes BTTS @125.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @240.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @600.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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