Poland vs IcelandInternational Friendly, KO: 17:00 Jun 8, 2021, INEA Stadion
After being held by Russia, Poland face Iceland at INEA Stadion in their final warm up game before Euro 2020. The Poles will be hoping to close out their preparations with a win and with Robert Lewandowski expected to feature, should have too much quality for the Icelanders.
Poland were held to a 1-1 draw by Russia in their previous friendly. Jakub Swierczok's early opener was quickly cancelled out by the Russians and despite having lots of possession, they failed to find the winner.
Manager Paulo Sousa will not be too bothered by the result as it was a makeshift team with several key players missing. Robert Lewandowski was one of the players rested and with the Bayern Munich striker expected to feature, the Poles will be feeling confident ahead of Tuesday’s match.
Poland often do their best work on their own turf having suffered just one defeat from their last 12 home matches. They also tend to be solid defensively at home with a 2-0 victory against Ukraine and a 3-0 triumph over Bosnia-Herzegovina among their recent results.
Iceland were victorious in their previous friendly, claiming a 1-0 win over Faroe Islands. They laboured for much of the match before Mikael Anderson secured the win midway through the second half.
The Icelanders are also preparing for the Euros but are a long way away from the form that saw them reach the quarter-finals in the previous tournament. They head into Tuesday’s clash off the back of eight defeats in their last 10 matches.
Arnar Vidarsson's men are also poor travellers, with seven defeats from their last nine away matches. They often struggle in attack, particularly against the bigger teams with a 4-0 defeat against England and a 3-0 defeat to Germany highlighting heir lack of firepower.
How the bookies view it
Poland are likely to be boosted by the return of Robert Lewandowski and should earn the win on Tuesday.
Head to head
Poland have never lost to Iceland with five wins and a draw from six previous matches. The most recent meeting was a 4-2 victory in a friendly back in 2015 with Robert Lewandowski scoring a brace.
Players to watch
Robert Lewandowski has scored three goals in his last two matches and will be the one to watch for Poland. He also netted a brace in his last appearance against Iceland and is priced at 3/5 at Unibet to score anytime while the first goals is valued at 21/10 by Betfred.
Poland also have some quality in defence with centre backs Jan Bednarek and Kamil Glik likely to return to the starting lineup after sitting out the draw with Russia. They have kept clean sheets in four of their last six home matches and will be hopeful of a repeat at 11/10 with BoyleSport.
Anything else catch the eye?
Poland’s last three home wins have been to nil and a similar outcome is priced at 29/20 by Sporting Index. A -1 handicap for the Poles could be worth a punt at 9/5 with Red Zone while they could be backed to win both halves at 13/5 with Sporting Index.
Poland could also be backed to score two or more goals at 4/6 with Skybet while they are also likely to score in both halves at 13/8 with William Hill.
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