Poland face a daunting task as they meet Sweden in the must-win Euro 2020 Group E clash. Sweden are atop of Group E points table with four points, while Poland have just one point from a draw earned against struggling Spain. Sweden Profile | Poland Profile | News
Poland will be hoping their FIFA’s reigning player of the year Robert Lewandowski recovers from an underwhelming start and sets the team on victory path. But Sweden haven’t been gifting away goals off lately.
They have been undefeated in last seven games and have one of the tightest defences at the European Championship.
Poland, if they are not able to find a way past Sweden and its defences are looking at yet another early exit from a major international football tournament.
Poland face an uphill task for sure. The head-to head count also favours Sweden who have won nine of their last 11 matches against Poland. The Swedes have won last five of their ties against Poland.
Last time Poland won against Sweden was way back in August 1991 in a friendly.
Sweden’s defense has managed to keep a clean sheet in their two Euro 2020 matches. They played a goalless draw with Spain and secured a 1-0 win over Slovakia. To make matters worse
Poland are on a five match losing streak. They are one of three teams yet to concede a goal at Euro 2020, along with Italy and England.
While Poland need to win, for Sweden, a draw might also see them sail through to last 16.
Head-to-Head: Sweden don’t boast of good record against Poland. Sweden has won eight times out of 26 matches. There have been four draws and Poland has 14 wins.
Match and telecast details
Match: UEFA European Championship 2021, Group E match between Sweden and Poland
Date: June 23 (Wednesday), 2021
Time: 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Saint Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg
TV Channels: Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming: SonyLIV, Jio TV
Sweden: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Danielson, Augustinsson; S Larsson, Ekdal, Olsson, Forsberg; Isak, Quaison
Poland: Szczesny; Bereszynski, Bednarek, Glik; Jozwiak, Moder, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Puchacz; Lewandowski, Swiderski