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.
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.
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.