Robert Lewandowski might be the Ballon D’Or winner in 2020 and has been the highest scoring top scorer in a single season with 41 goals and awarded by so many more accolades with Bayern. However, when it comes to playing for Poland, such daunting record seems just nothing but inks on the paper. He has been in difficulty to even score more than one goal in any major tournaments or brought his nation to semifinal. In this year’s EURO, his negative trend could continue after disappointing defeat at the opener. The 32-year old striker is racing against the time to prove that he could do more than just a deadly poacher. Their next game against Spain is one best moment for Lewandowski to show his world his true quality in the international fixture. The match will be contested in Estadio La Cartuja, Sevilla.
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La Furia Roja could only muster a goalless draw while hosting Sweden at the opener. They had at least four decent chances but none could turn them into a goal. It was not the results their fans expected.
Poland even had more dreadful display. Paulo Sousa’s men were defeated 1-2 by Slovakia. Szcienszy’s own goal gave them a stunning concession. They could equalise soon at the early second half through Karol Linetty’s strike. Unfortunately, the lady luck did not smile at them as Martin Skriniar slotted it home.
Luis Enrique must reconsider his decision to stick to Alvaro Morata in his 4-3-3. The former Chelsea and Atletico man has been rigid and less mobile compared to Gerrard Moreno who deserves to get a nod upfront. His contributed thirty goals last season plus his first silverware in Europa League. The Villareal forward could be accompanied by Mikel Oyarzabal and Pablo Sarabia who performed slightly better than Dani Olmo. In the midfield, Thiago Alcantara shall occupy the anchorman role.
His counterpart, Paulo Sousa, might still push for 3-4-2-1 formation with Robert Lewandowski as the lone striker supported by Pietro Zielinski and Brighton man Jakub Moder behind the skipper. The only name on the sideline is Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Players to watch
Gerrard Moreno is the main man upfront. He has just earned 12 caps and scored five goals so far. Yet, he is tipped to play a bigger role in La Furia Roja than Morata. Some other key names to watch are Thiago Alcantara and the versatile Pablo Sarabia.
Poland has limited option upfront apart from Lewy as Arkadiusz Milik and Krystof Piatek are injured. They could only count on Napoli man Pietro Zielinski as one of the high profile players on the attacking line. Another notable name to focus on is Sampdoria man Karol Linetty.
Spain vs Poland Prediction
Both sides can not waste the opportunity to win again here. They both are aiming for three points. Spain, especially, must use their home advantage for securing three points to help them finish as the group leader. Paulo Sousa’s men will be in difficulty if they keep the same
The punters definitely back La Furia Roja to win at 3/7. The draw result is at the value of 41/10, whereas Poland’s odds to win are lower, only at 44/5.