At the Gazprom Arena, Poland will begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Slovakia. On Monday, June 14, the game will begin at 6:00 p.m. local time (9:30 PM IST). Here is a look at the team news for Poland versus Slovakia, as well as our forecast and how to watch Poland vs Slovakia.
Poland vs Slovakia Possible Line Up
Poland predicted starting line-up: Wojciech Szczesny; Kamil Piatkowski, Kamil Glik, Pawel Dawidowicz, Bartosz Bereszynski; Grzegorz Krychowiak, Mateusz Klich, Piotr Zielinski, Tymoteusz Puchacz; Kamil Jozwiak, Robert Lewandowski
Slovakia predicted starting line-up: Martin Dubravka; Peter Pekarik, Lubomir Satka, Milan Skriniar, Tomas Hubocan; Juraj Kucka, Jakub Hromada; Lukas Haraslin, Marek Hamsik, Robert Mak; Ondrej Duda
Poland vs Slovakia Prediction
Poland 1 – 0 Slovakia
Poland vs Slovakia Possible Team News
Injuries to winger Arkadiusz Reca, Derby County defender Krystian Bielik, and the two most likely attack partners for Robert Lewandowski – both Krzysztof Piatek and Arkadiusz Milik – have all thrown some of Paulo Sousa’s plans into turmoil in the run-up to the Euros.
Jan Bednarek of Southampton is also recovering from an injury and has had to exercise on his own, but he is expected to be healthy to play on Monday. If he is unable to start, Kamil Glik and Pawel Dawidowicz, both from Serie A, would form the heart of Poland’s defense.
Meanwhile, Mateusz Klich and Jakub Moder, both of whom played in the Premier League last season, appear to be vying for a spot in central midfield alongside Grzegorz Krychowiak, but Karol Linetty of Torino is another option. Piotr Zielinski, a superb midfielder, might start the season in a more expansive role.
Slovakia has been training in St Petersburg this week, despite some concerns about his fitness after suffering from a calf issue at the end of last season. Veteran talisman Marek Hamsik has been involved despite some concerns about his fitness after suffering from a calf issue at the end of last season. As a result, only Slavia Prague forward Ivan Schranz, who suffered a thigh injury against Austria la Liga last week, could be absent.