How Spain Qualified
Spain qualified for Euro 2020 by winning Group F with a formidable record of eight wins and two draws from 10 games. Spain scored 31 goals and conceded just 5, and finished five points clear of second-placed Sweden, who also reached the finals.
Spain have been European Champions a record three times, in 1964, 2008 and 2012 – a record they share with Germany. Spain are coached by Luis Enrique, a top Spanish international who played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona. Luis Enrique had a highly successful spell as coach of Barcelona, winning two La Liga’s and the Champions League in just two seasons.
How Poland Qualified
Poland has a proud history in international football competition. Poland were Olympic football champions in 1972, and finished 3rd in the 1974 and 1982 World Cups. They have had less success at the European Championships however, their best showing being reaching the quarterfinals in France four years ago.
Poland reached Euro 2020 by topping qualifying Group G, winning 8 games, drawing one and losing just one. Poland finished six points clear of Austria, who also qualified for the finals.
Spain vs Poland Stats & Analysis
Spain and Poland have played each other ten times over the years dating back to 1959. Spain lead their head-to-head 8-1-1. Poland’s only success came in a friendly in 1980. In their most recent meeting in 2010, Spain won 6-0.
Despite their unprecedented international success, Spain rarely employs a prolific striker, and this current team is no different. While Spain scored 31 goals in qualifying, those goals were shared by multiple players, such as Alvaro Morata, Sergio Ramos and Rodrigo – on four goals, two – Paco Alcacer and Gerard – on three goals and two – Jesus Navas and Mikel Oyarzabal – on two goals.
Poland’s world class striker Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich was their top scorer in qualifying with six goals. Hertha Berlin’s 24-year old Krzysztof Piatek may well be the heir-apparent to Lewandowski, and he scored 4 goals for Poland in qualifying.
Spain vs Poland Bet
Poland manager Jerzy Brzeczek deserves huge credit for shaping the best looking Polish team we have seen in some time. That said, Spain has the most talented squad of all, and in Luis Enrique they have the manager they have lacked since Vincente Del Bosque peaked at Euro 2012.
Expect Spain to dominate possession in this game and tear Poland apart with three clinically taken goals.
Spain 3-0 Poland
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