After failing to make a mark in the 2016 edition, Poland have returned with a vengeance. The Eagles were superb during the qualification process, winning eight of 10 matches and losing just once.
During that run, they conceded just five goals (0.5 conceded per game) and netted 18 (1.8 goals scored per game). With the leadership of Lewandowski, Poland now have a chance to put the whole of Europe on red alert.
Slovakia, in comparison, had a tougher road to qualification. After placing third in Group E, they went on to win the Playoff path B to book their place. The Repre are led by Marek Hamsik, a legend in Napoli who will aim to take his country far after a disappointing campaign in 2016.
Look out for Lewandowski
Despite scoring just six goals during the qualifiers, Robert Lewandowski comes into the tournament in fine form after yet another record-breaking campaign with Bayern Munich.
The former Dortmund player managed to score 41 Bundesliga goals, a goal more than the legendary Gerd Muller whilst playing just 29 matches.
He will surely be the focal point of Poland’s attack and Slovakia will have to stop him if they want to win the game.
Poland are huge favorites in this one with their odds priced at 1.81 by Betway whilst Slovakia’s odds have been priced at 5.08. Robert Lewandowski is the danger man in this one and can find the net in this one. His chances of doing so has been priced at 2.14.
Poland announced their final squad on 17th May. Arkadiusz Milik withdrew from the tournament injured on 7th June and was not replaced.
Poland predicted XI: Szczęsny, Bednarek, Glik, Helik, Rybus, Moder, Krychowiak, Zielinski, Bereszynski, Świderski, Lewandowski
Slovakia announced their final squad on 2nd June.
Slovakia predicted XI: Dúbravka, Pekarik, Satka, Škriniar, Hubočan, Kucka, Hromada, Koscelník, Duda, Hamsik, Schranz
Poland v Slovakia head-to-head
15th November 2013: Poland 0-2 Slovakia (International Friendly)
26th May 2012: Poland 1-0 Slovakia (International Friendly)
14th October 2009: Poland 0-1 Slovakia (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
15th October 2008: Slovakia 2-1 Poland (FIFA World Cup qualifiers)
7th February 2007: Poland 2-2 Slovakia (International Friendly)
Slovakia will go into this match with a lot of confidence knowing their record against Poland in the last five matches. They have recorded three victories and one defeat. It will be their first match against each other on this stage.
Overall, Slovakia have won four of eight meetings against Poland, losing three.
How to follow the tournament in Ghana
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Enjoy selected live matches televised on Joy Prime (English) and Adom TV (Akan). You can also watch games in high definition on the HD+ Decoder, where Joy Prime HD is channel 102 and Adom TV HD is channel 103.
On radio, get live commentary of this match in English (Joy 99.7 FM, Luv 99.5 FM and/or Hitz 103.9 FM) or in Akan (Adom 106.3 FM, Nhyira 104.5 FM, and Asempa 94.7 FM).
You can also get all the above programs (radio and TV) streaming on the media section of this website.
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