Euro 2012 | Poland Overview


Poland are the lowest ranked side in this summer’s competition but Borussia Dortmund’s deadly duo of Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Blasszcykowski will carry the hopes of a nation looking to reach the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first time since 1986. But a quarter-final place looks the absolute maximum, and even qualification from the group is far from assured.


  • Have lost just one of their last 11 international matches, but have won just three of their last 13 in major tournament finals.
  • Six of their last nine victories have been 1-0 and each goal came courtesy of a different scorer.
  • Fourteen of Poland’s last 17 games have seen Under 2.5 Goals with the side keeping clean sheets in their last four matches.

Club Comparison

Norwich: A very ‘up and at ‘em’ approach from the co-hosts with a player who can hit the back of the net if the service is right.

 Any Other Business

Poland’s draw gives them a great chance to progress to the knockout stages but Austria, Switzerland and Belgium have all fallen at the first hurdle when hosting this competition.

Best bet

Starting the season as a back-up striker for Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski has enjoyed a remarkable campaign and will spearhead Poland’s push for European glory. Opening at 150/1 for the Golden Boot, a safer bet may be the 15/8 with Ladbrokes to finish as Poland’s top marksman.


About Author

Profile photo of Mark O'Haire

After starting his career in newspaper journalism, Mark soon found his way into the online betting world, forging a career in content, social media and marketing production. With a huge passion for stats, the Football League and European football, Mark’s other interests include playing rugby, following his beloved QPR and travel.

Leave A Reply